Mannheim: Coleman Army Airfield AAF

Mannheim Sandhofen, Coleman Barracks

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CoordinatesN493349 E0082748 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 309 ft
Federal stateBaden-Württemberg
Location indicatorDBCB (195x), EDOR (196x-1995), ETOR (1995-201x)
Germany during the Cold War Map


Federal State of Baden-Württemberg.

During the Cold War


US Army airfield.

In the 1970s


Mannheim Coleman Army Airfield (AAF) on a map 1972
Mannheim Coleman 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)


Mannheim Coleman Army Airfield AAF, Germany, on a US satellite image 1977
Mannheim Coleman Army Airfield AAF on a US satellite image from 03 July 1977 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

In the 1980s and early 1990s


Coleman AAF, Mannheim Germany, in 1984
Coleman AAF in 1984


  • 05/23: 822 m (2700 ft) Asphalt

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 334 "HDM", 060° / 3.2 NM to field
  • TVOR: 109.0 "HDM", at field

Radio communication

  • Heidelberg Approach 260.2, 143.75,
  • GCA 342.8, 315.0, 143.7, 123.3, 37.5
  • Tower 248.6, 264.4, 142.65, 122.1, 31.8, 40.8
  • Ground 312.3, 141.3
  • Metro 140.3
  • Dispatcher 30.6



Closed. Now US Army storage area.
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