Dessau: Airfield

Alten, Helipad 1025, HSLP 1025

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Coordinates: N514954 E0121134 (WGS84)
Map: Google Maps
Location Indicator: EDAD

Location

Germany during the Cold War

Location of airfield

Kühnauer Str.

During World War II

Usage until 1945

Junkers airfield.

Situation

Dessau Airfield in World War II on a US map from 1944 - (McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA /MULDA/)

Overview

Dessau Alten on a US map from 1956 - (AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University /BYU/)

During the Cold War

Location

Usage during the Cold War

East German transport aircrafts until beginning of the 1970s. Thereafter closed, airfield administration bei THG-34/FTB-34. The airfield was probably also the location of helipad 1025 for the Signals Intelligence Regiment 2 (FuAR-2).

Situation

Dessau Alten Airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - The blue lines mark the southern corridor from and to Berlin (ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

Runways

  • 09/27: 2250 m x 50 m Concrete

Radio beacons

  • LOM 27: 765 "WN"
  • LMM 27 "W"

Radio communication

Call sign: WURZEN

Units

FTB-34 (PF 36035)

Real property

East German National People's Army installation id 08/115.

Today

Use today

General aviation (EDAD).

Links

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map
  • Grenzdörfer, Joachim; Seifert, Karl-Dieter: "Geschichte der ostdeutschen Verkehrsflughäfen" Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Bonn, 1997 - 4 pages description, history, map and aerial picture (1928)
  • Freundt, Lutz: "Sowjetische Fliegerkräfte in Deutschland 1945-1994, Band 1" Freundt Eigenverlag, Diepholz 1998 - Short description, aerial picture (1953)
  • Freundt, Lutz: "Sowjetische Fliegerkräfte in Deutschland 1945-1994, Band 4" Edition Freundt Eigenverlag, Diepholz 2000 - Additional information about flight operations in 1949
  • Freundt, Lutz (Hrsg.), Büttner, Stefan: "Rote Plätze - Russische Militärflugplätze in Deutschland 1945 - 1994" AeroLit Verlag, 2007 - Short description, aerial picture (1953)
  • Spur, Franz: "MilitärTransportflieger Dessau - Dresden - Ein Beitrag zur 35-jährigen Geschichte des DDR-Transportflugwesens" AeroLit, 2003
  • Billig, Detlef; Meyer, Manfred: "Flugzeuge der DDR, I. Band bis 1962" TOM Modellbau, Friedland, 2002 - Picture of Il-14 and helicopters 1958 at Dessau

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