Oberpfaffenhofen: Airfield

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KoordinatenN480455 E0111702 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1947 ft
Federal stateBayern (Bavaria)
Location indicatorDDOP (195x), EDMO
Map with location of Oberpfaffenhofen airfield
Germany during the Cold War Map

General

Oberpfaffenhofen airfield was built in the 1930s as a factory airfield. From 1945 until the 1950s the field was used by the US Air Force, after which it served again as a factory airfield. Today it is a "special airport".

During World War II

Usage

Aircraft factory airfield.

Situation

Map of airfields in the Munich area, Germany, in 1944
Oberpfaffenhofen Airfield 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

Aircraft factory airfield.

In the 1940s

Overview

Chart Oberpfaffenhofen airfield 1948
Chart of Oberpfaffenhofen airfield in 1948

Runways

  • 05/23: 1524 m

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 313 "OB"
  • NDB: 325 "ON"

Radio communication

  • Tower 3255 kHz, 118.1, 126.18

In the 1960s

Overview

Oberpfaffenhofen airfield, Germany: satellite image 1962
Oberpfaffenhofen airfield on a US satellite image from 02 August 1962 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Situation

Map of airfields in the Munich area, Germany, in 1981
Oberpfaffenhofen Airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1981 (Source: ONC F-2 (1981), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin)

Overview

Chart Oberpfaffenhofen airfield 1984
Chart of Oberpfaffenhofen airfield in 1984

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 04/22: 2286 m x 45 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • ILSDME22: 110.5 "OBI"
  • NDB: 429 "OBI"

Today

Usage

Special airport.

Situation

Orthophoto 2015 Oberpfaffenhofen airfield, Germany
Orthophoto 2015
Aerial picture hardstands at Oberpfaffenhofen
Enlargement: The hardstands created by the US troops after World War II have been preserved to this day.
Aerial picture remains of taxiway to former runway end
Enlargement: Remains of the taxiway to the former runway end
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