Leeuwarden: Air Base

Vliegbasis Leeuwarden

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CoordinatesN531331 E0054510 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 4 ft
Location indicatorEHLW
Map with location of Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands
The history of the Cold War airfields: Leeuwarden

During World War II


Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, on a map 1943
Leeuwarden 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

During the Cold War


Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu) base

In the 1950s


Leeuwarden Airfield on a map 1956
Leeuwarden airfield and surrounding airways and restricted areas on a map 1956


Red identification beacon with ident "LO"



Radio communication

  • Homer 117.9
  • Tower 117.9, 257.8, 119.7, 118.1, 121.5

In the 1970s


Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, on a map 1972
Leeuwarden 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

In the 1980s and early 1990s


Data for the year 1990:
  • 09/27: 1994 m x 48 m Asphalt
  • 06/24: 2382 m x 48 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • TACAN: CH94 "LWD", at field


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