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CoordinatesN543729 E0092045 (WGS84) Google Maps
Federal stateSchleswig-Holstein
Location indicatorEDCG, ETME
Map with location of Eggebek Air Base, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Eggebek

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe airfield.

Situation

Eggebek Air Base in World War II on a US map 1943
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)

Overview

During the Cold War

Usage

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

Overview

Eggebek Air Base, Germany, on a US satellite image 1964
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

Situation

Eggebek Air Base on a US map 1972
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

Overview

Eggebek airfield, Germany, 1984
Eggebek in 1984
(Source: US DoD)

Runways

  • 01/19: 2400 m x 30 m Concrete

Radio beacons

  • TACAN: CH111 "EGB", at field

Radar

ASR/PAR

Radio communication

Call sign: "EGMONT"

Units

Naval Wing 2 (MFG 2) with RF-104G Starfighter and later Tornado.

Today

Usage

The airfield is closed, the area is used as photovoltaic park and industrial area.

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