Neu-Ulm: Ulm Army Airfield

Neu-Ulm, Schwaighofen

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CoordinatesN482303 E0100201 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1550 ft
Location indicatorEDOE (1971)
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Neu-Ulm

Location of airfield

The airfield was located at the southeastern edge of Neu-Ulm between Schwaighofen and Offenhausen.

During World War II

Usage until 1945


During the Cold War

Usage during the Cold War

US Army airfield.

In the 1960s


Aerial image of Neu-Ulm Schwaighofen airfield
Aerial image 1968 - At the top right is the runway, which runs roughly east-west. West of the airfield the railroad line from Neu-Ulm to Senden passes from north to south. Diagonally from the upper left to the lower right leads the Reuttier Straße street.
Source: Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg, Staatsarchiv Ludwigsburg, EL 68 IX Nr 17807,
Hangars, plane and helicopter at Ulm Army Airfield
Enlargement: airfield facilities - There are two hangars here, as well as a fixed-wing aircraft and a helicopter, presumably U.S. Army.
Southern part with small planes, Ulm, Germany
Enlargement: Southern part - In the southern part there are two small airplanes, presumably private.

In the 1970s


Map with Ulm Army Airfield AAF, Germany
Ulm Army Airfield (AAF) in Neu Ulm on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - (ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)


Data for the year 1971:
  • 09/27: 610 m x 30 m Grass
The runway was located south of Von-Liebig-Straße, from todays Postverteilzentrum in the east to Lise-Meitner-Ring in the west.


Use today


Current State

Today the area is part of an industrial estate. There are no traces left of the airfield. The street "Am alten Flugplatz" ("At the old airfield") is perpendicular to the former runway.


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