The history of Husum-Schwesing airfield began in the late 1930s with the construction of a decoy airfield.
At the end of the 1950s, a new German Air Force base was put to service at the same location. It was used until the early 1990s. Main unit was the multiple-renamed JaboG 35 / LeKG 41 / JaboG 41 (Fighter-Bomber Wing 35, Light Fighter Wing 41 / Fighter-Bomber Wing 41), with Alpha Jets as last equipment.
Today the northeastern part of the former air base is still used by the Air Force, while the southwestern part houses the Husum airport.