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

Situation

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

Usage

Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu) base

In the 1950s

Situation

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

Lights

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Red identification beacon with ident "LO"

Radar

GCA

Radio communication

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

In the 1970s

Situation

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

Runways

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

Radio beacons

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

Sources

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