The history of the Cold War airfields: Babenhausen
During World War II
During the Cold War
US Army airfield and heliport.
In the 1970s
Map from 1971 - The dimensions of runway 07/25 are given in feet: 671 m x 18 m (2,200 ft x 60 ft). The direction and distance from Charlie VOR "CHA" radio beacon is indicated with 311°, 3.2 nautical miles (NM)
Source: US DoD
Babenhausen Army Airfield on a US satellite image from 03 July 1977
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
In the 1980s and early 1990s
Babenhausen Army Airfield in 1984 - "GLIDER" south of the runway indicates the area for use by civilian gliders.