Mainz: Finthen Army Airfield AAF

Ober-Olm

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CoordinatesN495809 E0080853 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 760 ft
Federal stateRheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate)
Location indicatorEDOT (1990), EDFZ
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Mainz

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.

Overview

Source: Datenquelle: © GeoBasis-DE / LVermGeoRP (2019), http://www.lvermgeo.rlp.de, Datenlizenz Deutschland – Namensnennung – Version 2.0 https://www.govdata.de/dl-de/by-2-0. Es gelten folgende Regelungen zu Gewährleistung und Haftung: https://lvermgeo.rlp.de/de/geodaten/opendata/gewaehrleistung-haftung/
Mainz Finthen, Germany: Aerial image
Aerial image
Airfield
Airfield
Northern part
Northern part
Central part
Central part
Parking pads in the west and runway Mainz, Germany
Parking pads in the west and runway
Taxiways
Taxiways
Eastern area
Eastern area
iron cross on the runway, helicopter landing area
The iron cross on the runway marked the helicopter landing area
compass rose, runway 26
Former compass rose at the beginning of runway 26

Sources

Links

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