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CoordinatesN523448 E0135457 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 263 ft
Former East GermanyDistrict of Frankfurt/O
Federal stateBrandenburg
Location indicatorETSB (1990), EDAY (1995-)
Map with location of Strausberg Airfield, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map

Location of airfield

Northeastern edge of Strausberg.

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe airbase.

Situation

Strausberg Air Base, Germany, on a map 1943
Strausberg 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

Strausberg airfield on a US map from 1952
Strausberg airfield on a US map from 1952 (Source: AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University)

During the Cold War

Usage during the Cold War

Airfield of the former East German Airforce.
Also be used by the former paramilitary organization Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik (GST).

In the 1960s

Situation

Strausberg Airfield on a map 1969
Strausberg Airfield on a US map from 1969 (Source: Earth Sciences and Map Library, University of California, Berkeley)

Overview

1965
Strausberg Airfield, Germany, on a US satellite image 1965
Strausberg and surroundings on a US satellite image from 03 May 1965 - 1: airfield; 2: GDR Ministry of National Defence. Places: Gartenstadt, Gielsdorf, Hohenstein, Klosterdorf, Wilkendorf. Waters: Lake Straussee. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Strausberg airfield and the East German Ministry of National Defence (MfNV)
The airfield and north of it the East German Ministry of National Defence (MfNV) (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
1969
The airfield on 03 August 1969
The airfield on 03 August 1969 - In the middle of the field, an approx. 1000 m-long grass runway in direction 065°/245° is recognizable, to which also taxiways lead. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

In the 1970s

Overview

Strausberg Airfield, 1979
Wednesday, 16 May 1979 - In the north of the field, individual parking pads have been created. The taxiways have also changed. East of the airfield the approach area seems to have been levelled. The facility on the right side of the picture could be a radio beacon. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Overview

Strausberg Airfield, Germany, 1980
Strausberg Airfield on Saturday 26 July 1980 - There is still the grass runway in approximate direction 065°/245°. To the east of the field, the approach sector is levelled and the installation of the radio beacon is visible at the top right. With the later construction of a concrete runway, the main landing direction was turned to 050°/230° and the radio beacon was moved to the west. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Runways

  • 05/23: 1200 m x 28 m Concrete
  • 05/23: 1200 m x 40 m Grass
  • 17/35: 660 m x 30 m Grass

Radio beacons

  • LOM 23: 492.5 "SR", 4250 m to threshold 23
  • LMM 23: 376 "S", 1030 m to threshold 23
  • LMM 05: 376 "R", 1000 m to threshold 05

Radio communication

The radio call sign was STRUKTUR. The tower had the call sign STRUKTUR-START (119.0, 124.0).

Telephone

Sondernetz/Stabsnetz S1 2732 with code names "Vorkaufsrecht" and (for the command post) "Darlehen".

Units

Verbindungsfliegerstaffel 14 (VS-14).

Today

Use today

General aviation.

Sources

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