Nordholz: Naval Air Base

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Coordinates: N534603 E0083927 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 74 ft
Location Indicator: EDCN (196x-1995), ETMN (1995-)

Location

Federal State of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony).
Map with location of Nordholz Naval Air Station
Germany during the Cold War
Map

German Empire until 1918

Usage

Airship base for the Imperial German Navy.

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe airfield.

Situation

Map with Nordholz Luftwaffe AIrfield in World War II from 1943
Nordholz Luftwaffe AIrfield in World War II on a US map from 1943 - (McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA /MULDA/)

Overview

Nordholz operational airfield on a map 1951
Former Nordholz operational airfield on a US map from 1951 - Good visible are the three former runways, the ladder-shaped ramps and the railway siding (AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University /BYU/)

During the Cold War

Usage

German Navy air base.

In the 1940s

Situation

Nordholz Airfield on a map 1948
Nordholz Airfield on a map 1948

Overview

Nordholz Airfield on a US map from 1946
Nordholz Airfield on a US map from 1946

In the 1970s

Situation

Nordholz Naval Air Base on a map 1972
Nordholz Naval 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 and early 1990s

Overview

Map of Nordholz Air Base in 1984
Nordholz Air Base in 1984 - At the western end of the runway is the grass strip of the Nordholz-Spieka airfield.

Runways

  • 08/26: 2439 m x 30 m Concrete

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 372 "NDO", 260° / 5.4 NM to field
  • TACAN: CH 118 "NDO"
  • ILS 26: 111.9 "NDO"

Today

Usage

Naval Air Station with civilian use.

Links

Airfields in the vicinity

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