Berlin Gatow Air Base 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/)
During the Cold War
In some USAF aviation documents, the name was wrongly given as "Klaydow".
Royal Air Force airfield.
Airfield map from 1949 - At this time, the airfield has only one paved runway. Also visible on the map is the morse-coded airfield beacon, which is typical for English airfields, here with the ident GW.
During the 1950s
The whole installation on an Russian aerial picture form 1953
The airfield. - There are no aircraft recognizable
Zoom into the area of the control tower - The word "GATOW" and the abbreviation "GW" is painted on the ground (A similar painting still exists today, but the abbreviation is gone).
NDB: 370.5 "GW", at field, near Kladower Damm
Eureka: 223R, 213T "GW", at field
Eureka was a navigation system which was used in the UK and other Commonwealth countries until the late 1980s.
Gatow Approach 117.9, 132.84, 111.42
Gatow Tower 132.84, 111.42, 117.9, 119.7
During the 1960x
NDB: 371 "GW", at field
There was a warning of strong interference by a station with the ident "WA" on frequency 372.