Lieberose: Airfield

Аэродром Либерозе

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CoordinatesN515624 E0142450 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 270'
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Cottbus
Federal stateBrandenburg
Map with location of Lieberose Airfield, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Lieberose

Location of airfield

The airfield was located 9 km south of Lieberose.

During the Cold War

Usage

Soviet/Russian airfield at Lieberose training area.

In the 1960s

Overview

Soviet Lieberose Training Area, East Germany, on a US satellite image 1965
The Soviet Lieberose Training Area on a US satellite image from Monday 03 May 1965 - There is still no airfield at this point.
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Soviet Lieberose aerodrome
Sunday 03 August 1969 - The area is partly covered by clouds, but the eastern end of the airfield is now visible.
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

In the 1970s

Situation

Lieberose airfield on a US map 1972
Lieberose airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972
(Source: US DoD)

Overview

Lieberose Soviet training area, GDR 1979
The Soviet training area on Wednesday 16.05.1979
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lieberose runway
The runway - Compared to the picture from 1969 the runway looks very worn out, probably due to vehicle movements of the practicing troops.
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Runways

  • 06/24: 3000 m (ca.) Grass

Today

Usage

Closed. Next to the former runway is now a solar power plant.

Sources

Bibliography

  • Freundt, Lutz (Hrsg.), Büttner, Stefan: "Rote Plätze - Russische Militärflugplätze in Deutschland 1945 - 1994" AeroLit Verlag, 2007 - Short description

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