Wiesbaden: Air Base, Army Airfield

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CoordinatesN500260 E0081932 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 461 ft
Location indicatorDBWB, EDAW, EDOU, ETOU
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Wiesbaden
by Bert Kondruss

During the Cold War

Usage during the Cold War

US Air Force and later US Army airfield.

Units

1971: 7407th CSW: 7405th SS (C-97G)
1994: 3-56 Avn (U-21A); E 5-158 Avn (UH-1H, UH-60A); H 3rd Avn Co (UH-60A, EH-60C); 159th Med Co (UH-60A); 1st MIB (RC-12K)
1975: 601st TCW: 20th TASS (OV-10A), 601st TASS (CH-53C)
1985: 62nd AviCo
1990: 1st MIB (6 RC-12D, 8 OV-1D, 7 RV-1D); 5-6 Cav (18 AH-64A, 13 OH-58C, 3 UH-60A); B 6-158 Avn (15 UH-60A)

In the 1940s

Overview

Map from 1948 during Berlin Airlift
Map from 1948, during the times of the Berlin Airlift - An extension is under construction at the western end of the runway.

In the 1950s

Overview

Map from 1954
Map from 1954

In the 1970s

Situation

Wiesbaden Air Base / Army Airfield on a map 1972
Wiesbaden Air Base / Army Airfield 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)

Overview

Wiesbaden Air Base, Army Airfield, Germany, on a US satellite image 1977
Wiesbaden Army Airfield on a US satellite image from 03 July 1977 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

In the 1980s

Overview

Map from 1984
Map from 1984

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 08/26: 2154 m x 37 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • TACAN: CH88 "WIB", at field
  • NDB: 399 "WBD", at field

Images

Helicopter OH-58 Kiowa at Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany
An OH­58 Kiowa helicopter preparing to take off (Source: National Archives, photographer: SSGT Fernando Serna) - An OH­58 Kiowa helicopter preparing to take off (Source: National Archives, photographer: SSGT Fernando Serna)
Wiesbaden Army Airfield: UH-1H Iroquois
Picture from December 11th, 1984 - Right side view of a UH-1H Iroquois helicopter hovering over a landing pad. A row of parked preparing UH-60A Blackhawk (Black Hawk) helicopters can be seen in the background (Source: National Archives, photographer: SSGT Fernando Serna)
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