Wildflecken: Army Airfield AAF

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CoordinatesN502347 E0095512 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 2166 ft
Federal stateBayern (Bavaria)
RegionRhön
Location indicatorEDOW (1990)
Map with location of Wildflecken Army Airfield, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Wildflecken

During the Cold War

General

US Army airfield at the Wildflecken training area.
Noticeable:
  • The airfield was located within the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ)
  • Only 16 km away from the inner-German border

Situation

ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin
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

Overview

Wildflecken airfield on a topographical map 1968
Wildflecken airfield on a topographical map from 1968 (top center).
Source: Bayerische Vermessungsverwaltung, License: Creative Commons Namensnennung-Keine Bearbeitung 3.0 Deutschland (CC BY-ND 3.0)

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 06/24: 671 m x 18 m Asphalt

Today

Usage

Helipad.

Overview

Aerial image Wildflecken airfield, Germany 2017
Aerial image (2017) - The runway is out of service, there is a helipad at the western end.
Source: Datenquelle: Bayerische Vermessungsverwaltung www.geodaten.bayern.de, License: Creative Commons Namensnennung 3.0 Deutschland (CC BY 3.0 DE)

Sources

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