Goppingen AAF (Cooke Barracks, US Army Airfield)

 
Germany /W/

General

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN484230 E0094124
Elevation1252'
ICAO Location IndicatorEDIB (1990)
OperatorUS Army

Location of airfield

The airfield was located between Göppingen and Eislingen, about 3 km ENE of Göppingen center.

Usage until 1945

Luftwaffe airbase.

Usage during the Cold War

US Army helicopter base

Current usage

Cooke Barracks closed at 28FEB1992 (Source: USAREUR). Today, the airfield is used as industrial area and golf course.

Airfield Map

Flugplatz Göppingen / Goppingen Army Air Field

Runways, Taxiways, Aprons

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!

Runways

Data for the year 1971:

Design.LengthWidthSurfaceRemarks
07/25853 m20 mAsphalt

Data for the year 1990:

Design.LengthWidthSurfaceRemarks
07/25769 m21 mAsphalt

Communications

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!

Telephone

DSN 425-3xxx, commercial 07161/618-xxx (1990)

Units

Data for the year 1990:

193rd Avn Co (7th USAR): 8 UH-1H; 3rd Bde/1st IDM: 2 UH-1H, 4 OH-58A

Images

Pictures from 2001

Gate
Goppingen Airfield Gate
Airfield seen from the eastern starting platform
Main building
Old hangar
Hangar
Small Hangar
Tower
 

Aerial picture 2007

Looking south-southeast
 

Links

Bing
Aerial picture
http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=s3jbkwht6sh2&lvl=16&dir=0&sty=o&form=LMLTC...

Cooke Barracks
Geschichte der Cooke Barracks
http://cookebarracks.com/

Cooke Barracks
Some very nice old pictures from Cooke Bks and the airfield
http://www.pbase.com/dwisniewski/inbox&page=2

http://wiley2-5fa.com/new_page_6.htm
Photos from Cooke Barracks
http://wiley2-5fa.com/new_page_6.htm

Bibliography

Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang:
'Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe'
Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993
Allied map of the former Luftwaffe airfield