Fürth: Industrieflughafen Airport

Nuremberg-Fürth Industriehafen Airfield, Fürth Industrie

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N492854 E0105712 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 1046 ft

Location

Federal State (Freestate) of Bayern (Bavaria).
Germany during the Cold War

General

Until 1945, the airfield was used as a factory airfield. At the end of World War II, the field was occupied by US troops. Later it also served as a temporary civil airport for Nuremberg, until it was replaced in 1955 by the newly built airport Nuremberg (Kraftshof).

Location of airfield

The airfield was located in the western part of the city of Fürth, at today's Hardhöhe settlement. On the western side, the former site is limited by the Main-Donau Canal. This is not shown on old maps, since it was built later.

During World War II

Usage

The airfield was used as a factory airfield.

Situation

Fürth Industrie Airfield in World War II on a US map from 1944 - (McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA /MULDA/)

During the Cold War

During the 1950s: Nuremberg airport

Overview

The airfield on a map from 1952 - Source: USAF
Map from 1954 - Source: AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University /BYU/

Runways

  • 12/30: 1661 m (5450 ft) x 52 m (170 ft) , runway will take DC-4s

Radio beacons

  • L 30: 415 "DLN"
  • L 30: 291,5 "NB"

Radio communication

  • Nurnberg Tower 3023.5, 118.3

Airspace and procedures

Approach in 1954 - Source: USAF

Images

Building (1950) - Source: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Bildarchiv/Stiftung Luftbild Schweiz / Fotograf: Gardi, René / LBS_SR12-51-0742 / CC BY-SA 4.0 /ETH/
Swissair DC-3 (1950) - Source: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Bildarchiv/Stiftung Luftbild Schweiz / Fotograf: Gardi, René / LBS_SR12-51-0744 / CC BY-SA 4.0 /ETH/
Damaged object (1950) - Source: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Bildarchiv/Stiftung Luftbild Schweiz / Fotograf: Gardi, René / LBS_SR12-51-0745 / CC BY-SA 4.0 /ETH/
Swissair DC-3 and Restaurant (1950) - Source: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Bildarchiv/Stiftung Luftbild Schweiz / Fotograf: Gardi, René / LBS_SR12-51-0747 / CC BY-SA 4.0 /ETH/

Today

Usage

Closed. The area is overbuilt and is part of the Hardhöhe borough.

Links

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