Memmingen: Air Base

Memmingerberg, Memmingen Airport, Allgäu Airport

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N475920 E0101421 (WGS84)
Map: Google Maps
Elevation: 2079 ft
Location Indicator: EDSM (-1995), ETSM (1995-2002), EDJA

Location

Federal State (Freestate) of Bayern (Bavaria).
Germany during the Cold War

Location

Federal State (Freestate) of Bayern (Bavaria).

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe airbase.

Situation

Memmingen 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

Luftwaffe air base.

Situation

Memmingen Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1981 - (ONC F-2 (1981), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

Overview

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 06/24: 2400 m x 30 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1971:
  • NDB: 284 "MEM", 062°/4.5NM to fld
  • TACAN: CH119 "MEM", at field
Data for the year 1990:
  • TACAN: CH119 "MEM", at field

Radar

ASR/PAR (1990).

Radio communication

HF call signs:
- JaboG 34: DHK 31
- US special weapons: Cemetery 63 (?)
(Source: A 043/1/005 from 1973).

Telephone

Number in the Bundeswehr telephone network: BwKz 5925 (1998).

Units

JaboG 34 Tornado IDS (1990).

Real property

Bundeswehr installation ID: 663700.

Additional information

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.

Today

Usage

Regional airport (EDJA).

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map from the years 194x

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