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CoordinatesN475146 E0103654 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 2391 ft
Federal stateBayern (Bavaria)
Location indicatorEDSK (1990)
Map with location of Kaufbeuren airfield
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Kaufbeuren

Location of airfield

2 km south-southwest of Kaufbeuren.

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe airbase.

Situation

Map with Kaufbeuren Air Base 1945
Kaufbeuren Air Base in World War II on a US map from 1945
Source: McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA

During the Cold War

Usage

Luftwaffe airfield.

In the 1950s

Overview

Map of Kaufbeuren airfield 1957
Kaufbeuren airfield in 1957

In the 1960s

Situation

Map with Kaufbeuren airfield from 1963
Map with Kaufbeuren airfield from 1963

In the 1970s

Overview

Kaufbeuren Air Base, Germany, on a US satellite image 1977
Kaufbeuren Air Base on a US satellite image from 07 July 1977 - The field is partly covered by clouds.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1971:
  • NDB: 436 "KUF", at field

Radar

ASR/PAR (1971)

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Situation

Map with Kaufbeuren Air Base 1981
Kaufbeuren Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1981
Source: ONC F-2 (1981), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin

Overview

Map of Kaufbeuren Airfield 1984
Map 1984
Source: US DoD

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 02/20: 1833 m x 30 m Concrete

Today

Usage

Reserve airfield; German Air Force technical school.

Overview

Aerial image Kaufbeuren Air Base, Germany 2018
Aerial image (2018)
Source: Datenquelle: Bayerische Vermessungsverwaltung www.geodaten.bayern.de, License: Creative Commons Namensnennung 3.0 Deutschland (CC BY 3.0 DE)

Sources

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