Old Eggebek 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)
During the Cold War
Construction of a new air base started in 1959. Used by German Air Force Reconnaissance Wing 52 (AG 52) from 1960 until 1964, when the wing relocated to Leck. Thereafter German Naval Wing 2 (MFG 2) until 2005.
In the 1960s
Eggebek Air Base on a US satellite image from Wednesday 23 December 1964 - At that time, the installations were still simple, the shelter loops were not yet in place. Apparently the runway was not cleared of snow.
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
In the 1970s
Eggebek Air Base 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)
In the 1980s and early 1990s
Eggebek in 1984
(Source: US DoD)
01/19: 2400 m x 30 m Concrete
TACAN: CH111 "EGB", at field
Call sign: "EGMONT"
Naval Wing 2 (MFG 2) with RF-104G Starfighter and later Tornado.
The airfield is closed, the area is used as photovoltaic park and industrial area.