Minden: Heliport

St George's Barracks, Minderheide Airfield

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CoordinatesN521911 E0085119 (WGS84) Google Maps
Federal stateNordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Map with location of Minden Heliport, Germany
Germany during the Cold War
The history of the Cold War airfields: Minden
by Bert Kondruss

Location of airfield

Minderheide, 3 km northwest of Minden.

During World War II

Usage

Airfield.

Situation

Minderheide Airfield, Germany, on a map 1943
Minderheide Airfield in World War II on a US map from 1943 (Source: McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA)

Overview

Minderheide, Germany, on a map from 195x
The area of Minderheide on a US map from 1951 (Source: AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University)

During the Cold War

Usage

Helicopter base of the BAOR / Army Air Corps (AAC).

Situation

Minden Army Air Corps AAC Heliport, Germany, on a map 1979
Minden Heliport on a US map from 1979 - Directly to the southeast, the helipad of the Kingsley Barracks is marked. (Source: Earth Sciences and Map Library, University of California, Berkeley)

Overview

The aerial photos were taken between 1988 and 1994. The barracks have already been cleared.
St. George's Barracks, Minden, Germany
Overview St. George's Barracks (Source: Datenquelle: Land NRW (2018) Datenlizenz Deutschland - Namensnennung - Version 2.0 www.govdata.de/dl-de/by-2.0)
Eastern part of the Minden barracks
Eastern part of the barracks (Source: Datenquelle: Land NRW (2018) Datenlizenz Deutschland - Namensnennung - Version 2.0 www.govdata.de/dl-de/by-2.0)
Minden, Germany: ammunition dump and ACC heliport
Western part with ammunition dump and heliport (Source: Datenquelle: Land NRW (2018) Datenlizenz Deutschland - Namensnennung - Version 2.0 www.govdata.de/dl-de/by-2.0)
Army Air Corps helicopter hangar and ramp in Minden, Germany
Helicopter hangar and ramp - To the east of the parking area an H marks the landing site. (Source: Datenquelle: Land NRW (2018) Datenlizenz Deutschland - Namensnennung - Version 2.0 www.govdata.de/dl-de/by-2.0)
Installation
Installation (Source: Datenquelle: Land NRW (2018) Datenlizenz Deutschland - Namensnennung - Version 2.0 www.govdata.de/dl-de/by-2.0)

Units

1990: 664 Sq (Gazelle AH 1)

Today

Usage

Closed.

Images

The following pictures were taken in August 2018.
Minden heliport
Heliport at the southwestern end of the barracks - Looking approximately northeast
Hangar
Hangar
Fence and lamps at the western edge.
Fence and lamps at the western edge
Obstruction lights on lamp poles
These lamps carry obstruction lights
Helicopter hangar and ramp at Minden, Germany
Viewing direction approximately north - In front of the helicopter hangar is the former apron, which is now partly covered with heaps of earth.
Southern edge of the area
Southern edge of the area
Minden Army Air Corps Hangar from the south
Hangar from the south
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