Gütersloh: Air Base

RAF Gutersloh

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N515522 E0081822 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 236 ft
Location Indicator: EDUO (-1995), ETUO (1995-2013)

Location

Federal State of Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia).
Germany during the Cold War
Map

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe air base (Fliegerhorst).

Situation

Gütersloh Air Base in World War II on a US map from 1944 - (McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA /MULDA/)

During the Cold War

Usage

Royal Air Force base.

In the 1950s

Situation

Airspace in 1956 - The approach sectors are protected by restricted areas. The white "E" in the circle symbolizes the Eureka radio beacon, used by the British at this time. The square around the airport symbol with the "V" underneath shows an VHF direction finder. The black star stands for the coded beacons which is characteristical for British airfields

Overview

RAF Gütersloh on a US map from 1952 - (AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University /BYU/)

In the 1960s

Runways

  • 10/28: 1829 m (6000 ft) x 46 m (150 ft) paved
  • 10/28: 1698 m (5570 ft) x 66 m (216 ft) Grass
  • 12/30: 506 m (1660 ft) x 102 m (335 ft) Grass

Lights

Identification beacon with morse code "GS".

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 439 "GS", at field

Radio communication

  • Gütersloh Approach Control 131.58, 102.6
  • Gütersloh Tower 257.8, 135.72, 119.7, 117.9

In the 1970s

Situation

RAF Gütersloh on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - (ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

In the 1980s

Overview

Gütersloh in 1984

Runways

  • 09/27: 2252 m (7388 ft)

Radio beacons

  • TACAN: CH108 "GSO"
  • NDB: 412 "GS", at field
  • ILS 27: 110.7 "GS"

Radio communication

  • Lippe Radar 309.5, 388.1
  • Approach 236.8, 130.8, 362.3, 119.7
  • Zone 130.8
  • Director 250.3, 344.0, 130.8, 119.7
  • Talkdown 312.3, 130.5, 385.4, 123.3
  • Tower 324.6, 122.1, 257.8
  • Ground 285.5

Today

Use today

Closed.

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