Memmingen: Air Base

Memmingerberg, Memmingen Airport, Allgäu Airport

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN475920 E0101421 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 2079 ft
Federal stateBayern (Bavaria)
Location indicatorEDSM (-1995), ETSM (1995-2002), EDJA
Map with location of Memmingen Air Base, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map

During World War II


Luftwaffe airbase.


Memmingen Air Base in World War II on a US map 1944
Memmingen 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


Luftwaffe air base.

In the 1950s


Map with Memmingen airfield 1956
Memmingen airfield on a map in 1956 - Only buildings and rough structures are shown. Also recognizable is the railway spur track coming from the north-east from Ungerhausen.

Airfield Survey in 1953

In 1953 and 1954, survey tours took place in West 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 (8203 ft) or 3000 m (9843 ft) is possible.
For Memmingen it was found: The area north of the runway is used as sheep-pasture and the area south as farmland. The movement area has significant bumps, mostly caused by bomb craters, which are leveled out only in the south.
The runway in direction 065°/245° with a length of 1400 m x 80 m (4593 ft x 262 ft) is destroyed to 30% from bomb craters and later detonations. An 400 m (1312 ft) long extension stub was under construction, a gravel-ballast course exists. On this axis, an extension to 3000 m (9843 ft) is possible without limitations.

In the 1960s


Map with Memmingen German Air Force Base from 1963
Map with Memmingen Air Base from 1963
Source: US DoD

In the 1970s


Memmingen Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1981
Source: ONC F-2 (1981), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin


Memmingen Air Base, Germany, on a US satellite image 1977
Memmingen Air Base on a US satellite image from 07 July 1977
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1971:
  • NDB: 284 "MEM", 062°/4.5NM to fld
  • TACAN: CH119 "MEM", at field

Radio communication

HF call signs:
- JaboG 34: DHK 31
- US special weapons: Cemetery 63 (?)
(Source: A 043/1/005 from 1973).

In the 1980s and early 1990s


Map of Memmingen Air Base, Germany 1984
Memmingen in 1984
Source: US DoD


Data for the year 1990:
  • 06/24: 2400 m x 30 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • TACAN: CH119 "MEM", at field


ASR/PAR (1990).


Number in the Bundeswehr telephone network: BwKz 5925 (1998).


JaboG 34 Tornado IDS (1990).

Real property

Bundeswehr installation ID: 663700.



Regional airport (EDJA).


Aerial image (2018)
Source: Datenquelle: Bayerische Vermessungsverwaltung, License: Creative Commons Namensnennung 3.0 Deutschland (CC BY 3.0 DE), Aerial image Memmingen Allgäu Airport, Germany 2018

Pictures 2017

Gate Guard RF-104G Starfighter at Memmingen Airport, Germany
RF-104G Starfighter as Gate Guard at Memmingen Airport
44 years Fighter Bomber Wing 34 (JaboG 34)
44 years Fighter Bomber Wing 34 (JaboG 34) "Allgäu", 23 years F-104G Starfighter
F-104G 23+34, formerly 24+17
The serial 23+34 is based on the year numbers, in fact this machine flew as 24+17
German Air Force RF-104G
Although the reconnaissance variant RF-104G was not stationed in Memmingen, the monument still looks excellent.
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