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CoordinatesN531049 E0080939 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 40 ft
Federal stateNiedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
Location indicatorEDNO (1990)
Map with location of Oldenburg Air Base
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Oldenburg

During World War II

Use

Luftwaffe air base.

Situation

Oldenburg Air Base in World War II
Oldenburg Air Base 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

Oldenburg Air Base, Germany, on a map 1951
Oldenburg Air Base on a US map from 1951
Source: AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
Hangars
Hangars
Source: AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
Barracks, railway siding
Barracks, railway siding
Source: AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University

During the Cold War

Use

Used by RAF until 1957, thereafter German Airforce airbase.

In the 1950s: RAF Station

Situation

RAF Oldenburg, Germany, on a map from 1956
RAF Oldenburg on a map from 1956 - The approach areas of the three British airfields Ahlhorn, Oldenburg and Jever are protected by restricted areas. The white "E" in the circle symbolizes the Eureka radio beacon, used by the British at this time. The square around the airport symbol with the "V" underneath shows an VHF direction finder. The black star stands for the coded beacons which is characteristical for British airfields

1957-1993: German Air Force base

Situation

Oldenburg Air Base on a map 1972
Oldenburg Air Base 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

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 10/28: 2118 m x 30 m Concrete

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1971:
  • NDB: 361 "OBG", at field
  • TACAN: CH117 "OBG", at field

Radio communication

Call sign: OLDY

Units

1990: JaboG 43 (Alpha Jet)

Today

Use

Closed.

Links

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