Hanau: Army Air Field AAF

Erlensee, Langendiebach

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CoordinatesN501009 E0085742 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 367 ft
Federal stateHessen (Hesse)
Location indicatorDBHN (-1959), EDID (1959-1995), ETID (1995-2007)
Germany during the Cold War Map

During World War II

Usage until 1945

Luftwaffe air base (Fliegerhorst).

Situation

Hanau Air Base in World War II on map 1944
Hanau Air Base 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 until ca. 2007.

During the 1960s/1970s

Situation

Hanau Army Air Field (AAF) on a map 1972
Hanau 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)

Overview

Hanau Army Air Field AAF, Germany, on a satellite image 1977
Hanau Army Air Field AAF on a US satellite image from 03 July 1977 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Runways

  • 10/28: 914 m (3000 ft) x 20 m (66 ft)

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 446 "HNU", 276°/7.2 NM to field

Radio communication

  • Frankfurt Approach Control 120.8, 120.15, 118.5
  • Hanau Radar (PAR) 143.7, 141.65, 35.4
  • Hanau Tower 138.35, 122.1, 37.8
  • Metro 140.3

Telephone

Military 2309 -8619, -7611, -7413

Airspace and procedures

Work in progress. Holes on both sides of runway. The eastern taxiway is closed.
Traffic pattern north. Fixed wing aircraft in 1300 ft MSL, helicopter in 900 ft MSL:
PAR runway 28: ceiling 300, visibility day 0.8, night 0.8, minimum altitude 667, glide slope 3.2°

During the 1980s

Overview

Hanau in 1984
Hanau in 1984

Runways

  • 10/28: 916 m x 23 m Asphalt

Lights

Aerodrome beacon white-green

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 446 "HNU", 275° / 7.2 NM to field

Telephone

Commercial: (0322) 7611
ETS 322-7611, Weather 322-7416

Images

The following pictures were taken in Hanau during exercise REFORGER '83.
M35 cargo truck is offloaded from a C-130 Hercules airlift during excercise REFORGER '83
A M35 2 1/2-ton cargo truck is offloaded from a C-130 Hercules airlift during excercise REFORGER '83 (08 September 1983) - Source: DoD, Scene camera operator: SSGT Michael Haggerty
Craig M832 transporter is airlifted by a helicopter CH-47 Chinook
A Craig M832 transporter is airlifted by a CH-47 Chinook helicopter for transport to the 32nd Combat Support Hospital near Fulda - Source: DoD, Scene camera operator: SSGT Michael Haggerty
Windsock and control at Hanau airfield
Windsock and control - Source: DoD, Scene camera operator: unknown
Hanau airfield, Germany: Hangar east of the tower
Enlargement: Hangar east of the tower - Source: DoD, Scene camera operator: unknown
Tower with radio mast in the background
Enlargement: Tower with radio mast in the background
Hangar west of the tower, helicopter, Hanau Army Airfield, Germany
Hangar west of the tower, helicopter

During the 1990s

Overview

(1)Runway
(2)Control Tower
(3)Former Special Weapons Storage
(4)Former Special Weapons Storage "NATO Site #5"
(5)Former Anti-Aircraft Missile Site (Hawk, later Patriot)
(6)Railway Siding

Today

Usage

Closed.

Links

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