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CoordinatesN540929 E0134627 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East GermanyDistrict of Rostock
Federal stateMecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
Map with location of Peenemünde Air Base, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map

During World War II

Situation

Peenemünde Air Base, Germany, on a map 1943
Peenemünde Air Base in World War II on a US map from 1943 (Source: McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA)

Overview

Peenemunde airfield on a US map from 1952
Peenemunde airfield on a US map from 1952 (Source: AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University)

During the Cold War

In the 1960s

Overview

Peenemünde Air Base, Germany, on a US satellite image 1966
The north of Usedom Island with the airfield on on a US satellite image from 15 May 1966 - To the north is the small island of Ruden. On the mainland west of the northern tip, the Greifswald/Lubmin nuclear power plant was already planned at that time, but no traces are visible here yet. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Usedom with Peenemünde, 1966
Usedom with Peenemünde, 1966 - 1: airfield: 2: approach lane; 3: Firing range; a: Peenemünde port; b: Peenemünde northern port; c: Area of the later Lubmin nuclear power plant; Places: Freest, Karlshagen, Kröslin, Latzow, Nonnendorf, Pritzwald, Rubenow, Spandowerhagen, Voddow. Waters: Greifswalder Bodden, Freesendorfer See, Peenestrom. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Peenemünde Air Base, Germany
Peenemünde Air Base (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Air-to-ground firing range with aircraft silhouettes and parked aircraft
Air-to-ground firing range with aircraft silhouettes (1) and parked aircraft (2) (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Northern end of the runway
Northern end of the runway (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Western part with parked fighter aircraft MiG-15 or MiG-17
Western part with 12 parked fighter aircraft, probably MiG-15/MiG-17 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Middle part with MiG-21 and MiG-15 or MiG-17
Middle part with 19 aircraft, of which possibly 15 MiG-21 and 4 MiG-15/MiG-17 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Aircraft at Peenemünde, Germany
Eastern part with four aircraft, three of them on the flightline and one at the top, left of the taxiway (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Southern part with four more airplanes
Southern part with four more airplanes (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Harbor
The two ports of Peenemünde operated by the GDR-Volksmarine are located in the immediate vicinity of the air base.
Peenemünde Northern Harbor, 1966
Peenemünde Northern Harbor (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Peenemünde Harbor, 1966
Peenemünde Harbor (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

1970s

Situation

Peenemünde Air Base on a map 1972
Peenemünde Air Base 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)

Radio beacons

  • LOM 32: 418 "NE"
  • LMM 32: 850 "N"

1980s

Overview

Peenemünde Air Base, Germany

Runways

  • 14/32: 2400 m x 50 m Concrete

Radio beacons

  • LOM 32: 423.5 "NE", 4370 m to threshold 32
  • LMM 32: 867.5 "N", 1050 m to threshold 32
  • LOM 14: 423.5 "EN"
  • LMM 14: 867.5 "E"

Radio communication

The call sign was NARKOSE.

Telephone

Stabsnetz S1 63727, code names "Tiefenwirkung" and "Brustfell".

Today

Usage

General aviation.

Overview

Landsat image from 2016
Landsat image from 2016 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey) - Open object in Google Maps

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