Ludwigsburg: Army Airfield AAF

Kornwestheim Airfield, Pattonville

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KoordinatenN485151 E0091329 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 920 ft
Federal stateBaden-Württemberg
Location indicatorDBLD (195x), EDIR (196x-199x), EDTQ
OperatorUS Army
Map with location of Ludwigsburg Army Airfield AAF
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Ludwigsburg
by Bert Kondruss

Location of airfield

The airfield is located on the south side of the road between Kornwestheim and Aldingen, just south of Pattonville.

During World War II


Landing ground

During the Cold War


US Army airfield and missile site. During the 1960s a single US Army Cessna aircraft was based. Available for civil traffic since 1960. US Army helicopter stationed until 1979 (moved to Stuttgart: Airport, Army Airfield?), thereafter used for helicopter maintenance until about 1985.


Ludwigsburg Army Airfield (AAF) on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972


Ludwigsburg Army Airfield AAF, Germany, on a US satellite image 1977
Ludwigsburg Army Airfield AAF on a US satellite image from 03 July 1977 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Ludwigsburg Army Airfield about 1990


Data for the year 1990:
  • 10/28: 671 m x 20 m Asphalt


Reconstructed by the US 1948/49. Nike (Ajax?) site on east side of airfield from about 1957 until 1960/61 (propably A Battery or HHB of 3rd Bn, 71st Arty) (concrete launcher platforms still exist - one is used today as compensation plate - and power cables can be found in the grass). The airfield and the adjacent training area had 84 ha.



General aviation since 1992.


Images from 2001
View from the tower, looking east to the former beacon


  • Bing - Aerial picture
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