Bitburg: Air Base

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N495636 E0063340 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 1228 ft
Location Indicator: EDAB

Location

Map with location of Bitburg Air Base
Germany during the Cold War

During the Cold War

Usage

US Air Force base.

Units

1971: 36th TFW: 22nd TFS (F-4D), 525th TFS (F-4E), 53rd TFS (F-4D), 22nd TFS (F-4D)
1975: 36th TFW: 22nd, 53rd, 525th TFS (F-4E)
1980: 36th TFW: 22nd, 53rd, 525th TFS (F-15A/B/C/D)
1985: 36th TFW: 22nd TFS, 53rd TFS, 525th TFS (F-15C/D)
1990: 36th TFW: 22nd TFS, 53rd TFS, 525th TFS (F-15C/D)

In the 1950s

Situation

Bitburg Airfield on a map from 1959
Bitburg Airfield on a map from 1959

Overview

Map of Bitburg Air Base on a map from 1953.
Bitburg Air Base on a map from 1953.

In the 1960s

Situation

Bitburg Airfield on a map from 1963
Bitburg Airfield on a map from 1963

In the 1970s

Situation

Bitburg 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 Bitburg Air Base in 1984
Bitburg in 1984

Runways

  • 06/24: 2506 m x 45 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

  • TACAN: CH56 "BIT", at field
  • ILS24: 111.9 "IBIT"

Telephone

DSN 453-7xxx (1990)

Today

Usage

General aviation.

Overview

Aerial view of Bitburg Airfield from June 2015
Aerial view from June 2015

Image sources

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