Wittstock: Air Base

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Coordinates: N531208 E0123119 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 75 m

Location

Germany during the Cold War
Map

Location of airfield

5 km northeast of Wittstock city center.

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe airbase (Fliegerhorst).

Situation

Wittstock Air Base in World War II on a US map from 1943 - (McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA /MULDA/)

During the Cold War

Usage

Soviet airbase until 1994.

In the 1960s

Situation

Wittstock Air Base on a US map from 1969 - (Source: Earth Sciences and Map Library, University of California, Berkeley)

History

  • 1966 Observation by the US Military Liaison Mission: The single-jet (MiG-21PF) FISBED D interceptor aircraft joined the Wittstock regiment. In March, the arrival of a new squadron with that type was noticed. Source: /USMLM 1966/

Images

A MiG-21PF FISHBED D in 1966, probably from Wittstock - Source: /USMLM 1966/

In the 1970s

Situation

Wittstock Air Base 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 and early 1990s

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 08/26: 2400 m

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • LOM 26: 421 "GJ", 4150 m
  • LMM 26: 205 "G", 1100 m
  • LOM 08: 421 "OR"
  • LMM 08: 205 "O"

Radio communication

The russian radio call signs for the airfield were: NAPJORSTOK (1960s), GAZOVIJ ("Gas ...", original notation in Cyrillic: ГАЗОВЫЙ) (1990).

Standard training routes

"Flüge der LSK/LV der NVA und der LSK der GSSD im Rahmen der Gefechtsausbildung sind entsprechend der Grafik der Flugtage / -nächte auf der Grundlage der "Hauptflugregeln zum Fliegen im Luftraum der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik" auf Standardflugstrecken in den dazu festgelegten Flughöhen durchzuführen. ..." (Quelle: "Verzeichnis der Standardflugstrecken der LSK/LV der NVA und der LSK der GSSD"
As of 1989:
023 Wittstock, Pritzwalk, Neustadt-Glewe, Krudopp, Malchow, Wittstock
Höhe: 600, 900, 1200, 1850 m
Abfangabschnitt: Pritzwalk, Neustadt-Glewe, Malchow
025 Wittstock, Pritzwalk, Neustadt-Glewe, Krudopp, Malchin, Schießplatz Retzow, Wittstock
Höhe: 900, 1200, 1850 m
026 Wittstock, Pritzwalk, Neustadt-Glewe, Krudopp, Malchin, Schießplatz Wittstock, Zechlin-Flecken, Wittstock (der Schießplatz Wittstock ist zu umfliegen)
Höhe: 900, 1200, 1850 m, ab Neustadt-Glewe 900 m
027 Wittstock, Pritzwalk, Neustadt-Glewe, Crivitz, Neustrelitz, Wittstock
Höhe: 600, 1200, 1850 m
Abfangabschnitt: Crivitz, Neustrelitz
028 Wittstock, Pritzwalk, Ruhlsdorf, Loitz, Wittstock
Höhe: 8650, 9450, 11900-18000 m
Höheneinnahme: Traverse Parchim
Abfangabschnitt: Lindow, Stavenhagen
029 Wittstock, Pritzwalk, Ruhlsdorf, Grimmen, Wittstock
Höhe: 11000-18000 m
Abfangabschnitt: Lindow, Teterow

Units

33 IAP: MiG-29, MiG-29UB, MiG-23UB (1990)

Installations

Railway siding from Groß Haßlow to the southern part of the airfield.
Radar site west of airfield near Biesen.
The airfield's anti-aircraft missile site was near Wernikow.

Today

Usage

Closed.

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map of the former Luftwaffe airbase
  • /USMLM 1966USMLM 1966/:
    United States Military Liaison MissionUnited States Military Liaison Mission: "Unit History 1966Unit History 1966"
  • Freundt, Lutz: "Sowjetische Fliegerkräfte in Deutschland 1945-1994, Band 3" Edition Freundt Eigenverlag, Diepholz 1999 - Description, pictures, aerial pictures from 1953 and 1991
  • Freundt, Lutz: "Sowjetische Fliegerkräfte in Deutschland 1945-1994, Band 4" Edition Freundt Eigenverlag, Diepholz 2000 - Additions
  • Freundt, Lutz (Hrsg.), Büttner, Stefan: "Rote Plätze - Russische Militärflugplätze in Deutschland 1945 - 1994" AeroLit Verlag, 2007 - Description, pictures, aerial pictures from 1953 and 1991
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