The history of the Cold War airfields: Wildflecken
During the Cold War
US Army airfield at the Wildflecken training area.
The airfield was located within the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ)
Only 16 km away from the inner-German border
Wildflecken Army Airfield (AAF) on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - The restricted area ED(R)-16 protects the training area. The field is located within the ADIZ (Air Defense Identification Zone). In the northeast is the border to East Germany (Soviet Zone).
Source: Wildflecken Army Airfield on a US map 1972
Wildflecken airfield on a topographical map from 1968 (top center).