Bremerhaven: Army Airfield AAF

Army Heliport AHP, Carl Schurz Kaserne

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN533500 E0083325 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 5 ft
Federal stateFreie Hansestadt Bremen (Free Hanseatic City of Bremen)
Location indicatorEDEO
Map with location of Bremerhaven Army Airfield AAF, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map

During the 1920s/1930s

Information in the German Aeronautical Information Publication from 1928




Bremerhaven airport on a map from the late 1920s.
Bremerhaven airport on a map from the late 1920s.
Source: Flughandbuch 1928


Map of Bremerhaven airfield
Map with the airfield
Source: Flughandbuch 1928
Aerial picture of Bremerhaven aerodrome, Germany, late 1920s
Aerial picture from the late 1920s
Source: Flughandbuch 1928

Airfield characteristics at daytime

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.

Airfield characteristics at night

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.


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


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

Fuel equipment: 1200 l of standard fuel of the Deutsche Luft Hansa A. G. in barrel storage in stock.

First aid in the case of accidents

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).

Customs, post office, passport

Passport: Passport inspection by police watch.

Accommodation of passengers

Accommodation of passengers: In the city.


Connections: Shuttle service at times of scheduled departures and landings. Taxi cabs available on call.

During World War II


Luftwaffe air base (Fliegerhorst).


Bremerhaven Air Base in World War II on a US map 1943
Bremerhaven Air Base in World War II on a US map from 1943
Source: McMaster University Library Digital Archive, Lizenz: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA


Bremerhaven Army Airfield AAF on a US map 1951
Bremerhaven Army Airfield AAF on a US map from 1951
Source: AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University

During the Cold War


US Army airfield, later heliport only.

In the 1970s


Bremerhaven Army Airfield AAF, Germany,  on a US 1972
Bremerhaven 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


  • 06/24: 792 m x 91 m Grass

In the 1980s and early 1990s


Map of Bremerhaven 1984
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.


  • Helipad
  • 06/24: closed

Radio communication

Call sign: "PARAGON CON"


DSN 342-8xxx






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