Bad Kissingen: Army Airfield AAF


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CoordinatesN501157 E0100648 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1170 ft
Federal stateBayern (Bavaria)
Location indicatorEDEG (1990)
Map with location of Bad Kissingen Army Airfield AAF, Germany
Germany during the Cold War
The history of the Cold War airfields: Bad Kissingen Army Airfield

Location of airfield

Southeast of Bad Kissingen, Reiterswiesen.

During the Cold War


US Army airfield.
  • The airfield was located within the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ)
  • Only 30 km away from the inner-German border


Bad Kissingen Army Airfield AAF on a US map 1972
Bad Kissingen Army Airfield AAF on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - The field is located within the ADIZ (Air Defense Identification Zone). In the northeast is the border to East Germany (Soviet Zone).
Source: ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin


Bad Kissingen Reiterswiesen, Germany, on a US satellite image 1966
Bad Kissingen Reiterswiesen on US satellite image from 13 August 1966 - 1: airfield, 2: Hawk battery, 3: other installations.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Bad Kissingen Army Airfield, Germany
Enlargement: Bad Kissingen Army Airfield - The runway (1) is hardly visible.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey


Data for the year 1990:
  • 08/26: 518 m x 21 m Asphalt


DSN 354-2xxx (1990).

Real property

The airfield had an area of 8 ha.





Source: Datenquelle: Bayerische Vermessungsverwaltung, License: Creative Commons Namensnennung 3.0 Deutschland (CC BY 3.0 DE)
Bad Kissingen Reiterswiesen: ammunition dump, Hawk site
Aerial image (2017) - 1: Flugplatz; 2: QRS; 3: ammunition dump (Special Weapons Storage?); 4: Hawk-surface-to-air missile site; 5: training site. All facilities are out of operation.
Aerial image Bad Kissingen Reiterswiesen Airfield, Germany 2017




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