Göppingen: Army Air Field AAF

Goppingen, Cooke Barracks

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CoordinatesN484228 E0094124 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1252 ft
Federal stateBaden-Württemberg
Location indicatorDBGP (195x), EDIB (196x-199x)
Map with location of Göppingen Army Air Field AAF, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
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During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe air base.

Situation

Göppingen Airfield in World War II
Göppingen Army Air Field AAF in World War II on a US map from 1944 (Source: McMaster University Library Digital Archive, Lizenz: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA)

During the Cold War

Usage

US Army airfield and helicopter base.

In the 1950s

Overview

Göppingen airfield on a map from 1951
Göppingen airfield on a US map from 1951 (Source: AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University)

Additional information

Airfield Survey in 1953

In 1953, survey tours took place in Southern Germany to identify future air bases for the German Air Force. Old airfields were visited and assessed, if a field can be used, if technical facilities and housing are available und if an extension of the runway up to 2500 m or 3000 m is possible.
Göppingen was also inspected, but only from outside, as there was no permission from the US Army to enter. Result: Movement area 700 m x 1000 m (2296 ft x 3280 ft) with solid sod. Not extensible because adjacent terrain drops to all sides. Runway (700 m x 22 m, 2296 ft x 72 ft) and taxiways in good conditions. Installations and quarters in the north seems to be ok.

In the 1970s

Situation

Map with Göppingen Army Air Field (AAF)
Göppingen Army Air Field (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)

Runways

Data for the year 1971:
  • 07/25: 853 m x 20 m Asphalt

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Overview

Göppingen Army Airfield: Map

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 07/25: 769 m x 21 m Asphalt

Telephone

DSN 425-3xxx, commercial 07161/618-xxx (1990)

Units

Data for the year 1990:
193rd Avn Co (7th USAR): 8 UH-1H; 3rd Bde/1st IDM: 2 UH-1H, 4 OH-58A

Today

Usage

Cooke Barracks closed at 28FEB1992 (Source: USAREUR). Today, the airfield is used as industrial area and golf course.

Images

Pictures from 2001

Gate, Göppingen US Army Airfield, Germany
Gate
Airfield seen from the eastern starting platform
Airfield seen from the eastern starting platform
Main building, Göppingen Aerodrome, Germany
Main building
Old hangar, Göppingen Airfield, Germany
Old hangar
Hangar, Göppingen, Germany
Hangar
Small Hangar, Göppingen US Army Airfield, Germany
Small Hangar
Tower, Göppingen US Army Airfield, Germany
Tower

Pictures from fall 2018

Former gate from the west, Göppingen Air Base, Germany
Former gate from the west
Former guard house, Göppingen Aerodrome, Germany
Former guard house
The formerly existing porch has been removed
The formerly existing porch has been removed
Eastern side
Eastern side
Forecourt on the eastern side
Forecourt on the eastern side
Warehouse building, view in northwest direction
Warehouse building, view in northwest direction
Northern side, Göppingen Stauferpark, Germany
Northern side
Eastern side, Göppingen Aerodrome, Germany
Eastern side
Former Cook Barracks chapel from the south
Former Cook Barracks chapel from the south
Chapel, Göppingen, Germany
Chapel
Western side, Göppingen Stauferpark, Germany
Western side
Northern side, former Göppingen Air Base, Germany
Northern side
Inscription: Cook Barracks Chapel 1953
Inscription: Cook Barracks Chapel 1953
Information board WerftHalle Göppingen
Information board WerftHalle Göppingen - as an event location
The Werfthalle hangar from the west
The Werfthalle hangar from the west
Windows, Göppingen US Army Airfield, Germany
Windows
Door, former Göppingen Air Base, Germany
Door
Door, Göppingen Airfield, Germany
Door
Southern side, Göppingen, Germany
Southern side
Viewing direction approximately northwest
Viewing direction approximately northwest
Hangar with front yard, Göppingen US Army Airfield, Germany
Hangar with front yard
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