Bremerhaven: Army Airfield AAF

Army Heliport AHP, Carl Schurz Kaserne

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CoordinatesN533500 E0083325 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 5 ft
Federal stateFreie Hansestadt Bremen (Free Hanseatic City of Bremen)
Location indicatorEDEO


Germany during the Cold War

During the 1920s/1930s




Bremerhaven airport on a map from the late 1920s. - /FHB 1928/


/FHB 1928/
Aerial picture from the late 1920s - /FHB 1928/


Good sod on dehydrated marsh ground. Shortest rolling length in east-west direction 520 m.


Information from the German Aeronautical Information Publication from 1928:
Characteristics of the airfield at daytime: Lighthouse Brinkamahof 0,8 km west of the movement area. White triangle of the movement area with white landing circle and the inscription "B haven" in the center. Landing sign is always deployed. Windsock west of the aircraft hangar. Movement area boundary indicated by white plates.
Characteristics of the airfield at night: No permanent night-time lighting available. On request at the police station, green, white and red landing fires in line parallel to the wind direction. Land from green over white to red, to the right of the row.
Hangars: 1 aircraft hangar 20 x 25 m.
Workshops: Do not contain any special equipment. Spare parts for Focke-Wulf aircraft in stock.
Fuel equipment: 1200 l of standard fuel of the Deutsche Luft Hansa A. G. in barrel storage in stock.
Accommodation of passengers: In the city.
First aid in the case of accidents: first aid box and stretcher are available at the police station. Nearest doctor in Bremerhaven (4.5 km distance).
Passport: Passport inspection by police watch.
Connections: Shuttle service at times of scheduled departures and landings. Taxi cabs available on call.
As of June 1928 /FHB 1928/

During World War II


Luftwaffe air base (Fliegerhorst).


Bremerhaven 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/)


Bremerhaven Army Airfield AAF on a US map from 1951 - (AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University /BYU/)

During the Cold War


US Army airfield, later heliport only.


Bremerhaven Army Airfield AAF 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/)


Bremerhaven 1984 - In the meantime, the airfield has been downgraded from an Army Airfield (AAF) to an Army Heliport (AHP). Nevertheless, the runway is still being shown on the map.


Data for the year 1971:
  • 06/24: 792 m x 91 m Grass
Data for the year 1990:
  • Helipad
  • 06/24: closed

Radio communication

Call sign: "PARAGON CON" (1990)


DSN 342-8xxx (1990)





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