Erding: Air Base

Erding Air Depot

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N481920 E0115655 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 1514 ft
Location Indicator: DEED, EDSE, ETSE

Location

Map

Location

Federal State (Freestate) of Bayern (Bavaria).
Germany during the Cold War

During World War II

Situation

The old Erding Air Base in World War II on a US map from 194x - (McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA /MULDA/)

During the Cold War

Usage

USAF airbase, later German Air Force.

In the 1950s

Usage

US Air Force base, later German Air Force.

Overview

The Erding US Air Base on a map from 1953 - The runway is 1685 m (5530 ft) long and is made of steel planks (PSP). In the south, the airfield has a railway siding.

Runways

  • 08/26: 1685 m ( 5530 ft) x 37 m (120 ft) PSP

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 338 "RD", 260°/4.2 NM to field

Radio communication

  • Tower 3255 kcs, 118.1 Mcs

Additional information

On October 29th, 1952, sighting of an unidentified flying object by a US airman at Erding Air Depot. At about 07:20 local time, a circular silver-colored object was visible for about 20 seconds. It moved at an estimated height of 7000 ft and with a speed of 400 mph in northwestern direction. No target was seen on the radar, no air traffic was reported at this time (Source: Air Intelligence Information Report 38-52, 85th Air Depot Wing, National Archives, Identifier 28951079)

In the 1970s

Situation

Erding Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - (ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

In the 1980s

Usage

German Air Force base.

Overview

Erding 1984

Runways

  • 08/26: 2517 m x 30 m Concrete

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 338 "ERD", 258°/4 NM to field
  • VORTAC: 113.6 / CH83 "ERD", at field

Today

Usage

Closed.
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