Mainz: Finthen Army Airfield AAF

Ober-Olm

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KoordinatenN495809 E0080853 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 760 ft
Location indicatorEDOT (1990), EDFZ
Germany during the Cold War Map

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe airfield.

Situation

Mainz Finthen Airfield as Ober-Olm in World War II
Mainz Finthen Airfield as Ober-Olm in World War II on a US map from 1944 (Source: McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA)

During the Cold War

Usage

US Army airfield.

Situation

Mainz Finthen Army Airfield (AAF) on a map 1972
Mainz Finthen Army Airfield (AAF) on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 (Source: ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin)

Overview

Mainz Finthen Army Airfield AAF, Germany, on a US satellite image 1977
Mainz Finthen Army Airfield AAF on a US satellite image from 03 July 1977 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Finthen Army Airfield on a map in 1984
Finthen Army Airfield on a map in 1984

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 08/26: 1000 m x 23 m Concrete
  • 08/26: 1000 m Grass

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • NDB: 470 "FY", at field

Units

1990: 2-4 Avn (21 AH-1F, 13 OH-58C, 3 UH-1H); 3-4 Avn (21 AH-1F, 13 OH-58C, 3 UH-1H); C 7-158 Avn (1 UH-1H, 16 CH-47D); I-4 Avn (2 UH-1H)

Today

Usage

General aviation.
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