Airfield Survey in 1953
In 1953 and 1954, survey tours took place in West Germany to identify future air bases for the German Air Force. Old airfields were visited and assessed, if a field can be used, if technical facilities and housing are available und if an extension of the runway up to 2500 m (8203 ft) or 3000 m (9843 ft) is possible.
For Memmingen it was found: The area north of the runway is used as sheep-pasture and the area south as farmland. The movement area has significant bumps, mostly caused by bomb craters, which are leveled out only in the south.
The runway in direction 065°/245° with a length of 1400 m x 80 m (4593 ft x 262 ft) is destroyed to 30% from bomb craters and later detonations. An 400 m (1312 ft) long extension stub was under construction, a gravel-ballast course exists. On this axis, an extension to 3000 m (9843 ft) is possible without limitations.