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CoordinatesN493023 E0075150 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1052 ft
Federal stateRheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate)
Location indicatorEDAS (1990)
EHG Edelstahl Rohrherstellung GmbH
Map with location of Sembach Air Base
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Sembach
by Bert Kondruss

During the Cold War

Situation

Sembach Airfield on a map 1972
Sembach Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 07/25: 2402 m x 45 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • NDB: 428 "SEX", 245°/7.4 NM to field
  • TACAN: CH28 "SEM", at field

Units

1971: 601st TAC
1980: 20th TASS (601st TCW): OV-10A; 601st TASS (601st TCW): CH-53C; 704th TASS (601st TCW): OV-10A
1985: 601st TCW : CH-53C
1990: 43rd ECS (66th ECW): EC-130H; 601st TCW

Images

Landing of a C-130E of the Tennessee Air National Guard (15.08.1980). Source: Department of Defense, photographer: SSGT JAMES R. PEARSON
Members of the 241st Electronic Installation Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, are leaving the base. Source: Department of Defense, photographer: SSGT JAMES R. PEARSON

Pictures from the Exercise UREX '82

22APR1982, Source: Department of Defense, photographer: SUTHERLAND
Road sign to Sembach Air Base
Road sign
Aerial view of Sembach Air Base with aircraft A-10 in 1982
Aerial view of the western part om Sembach (22.04.1982)
A rapid runway repair team of the 601st Civil Engineering Squadron
Filling a simulated bomb crater
Decontamination of a OV-10 Bronco
Preparation of Mark 82 bombs
A-10 in front of the control tower

More Pictures

A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft of the US Air Force at Sembach airfield
An A-10 Thunderbolt over Sembach during exercise REFORGER '82; Source: Department of Defense, photographer: KEN HACKMAN
Construction of Hangars at Sembach Air Base 1983
Hangars under construction (29.11.1983). Source: Department of Defense, photographer: TSGT ADRIAN DELAINE
EC-130H
A EC-130H "Compass Call" of the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron above Sembach (30.08.1987). Source: Department of Defense, photographer: SSGT FERNANDO SERNA
Landing of a C-141 Starlifter from the 65th MAW at Sembach Air Base 1988.
C-141 Starlifter from the 65th MAW (1988). Source: Department of Defense, photographer: A1C KELVIN DAVIS.
USAF F-16C of the 86th TFW and Sembach Control Tower
A F-16C of the 86th TFW in front of the control tower during Exercise "Central Enterprise '89". Source: Department of Defense, photographer: SSGT JAMES M. HOWARD
Gate 1 to Sembach airfield
Gate 1. Source: Department of Defense, photographer: SRA MICHAEL RICE

Today

Usage

Closed (new ICAO location indicator ETAS was assigned, but propably not used)

Overview

Aerial picture of former Sembach Air Base July 2016
Aerial picture of former Sembach Air Base from July 2016 - Runway and taxiways are largely removed.

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