The history of the Cold War airfields: Aschaffenburg Army Airfield
Location of airfield
Southwest of the city center, at the Main river banks.
During the Cold War
US Army airfield.
Aschaffenburg Army Airfield (AAF) on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972
Source: ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin
Aschaffenburg airfield on a US map from 1955
Source: AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
Aschaffenburg Army Airfield AAF on a US satellite image from 03 July 1977
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Data for the year 1990:
04/22: 610 m x 20 m Asphalt
"SPESSART BASE" FM 39.95
DSN 323-7xxx (1990)
The airfield had an area of 13 ha.
In 1990, the following limitations applied: closed to fixed wing aircrafts; the airfield is not available for normal aviation use; overflight of the NATO site 2.4 nautical miles east-southeast prohibited.
Aerial image (2017) - The location on the banks of the Main river is clearly visible.
Source: Datenquelle: Bayerische Vermessungsverwaltung www.geodaten.bayern.de, License: Creative Commons Namensnennung 3.0 Deutschland (CC BY 3.0 DE)