Soesterberg: Air Base

Vliegbasis Soesterberg, Camp New Amsterdam

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN520738 E0051633 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 66 ft
Location indicatorEHSB
Map with location of Soesterberg Air Base, Netherlands
The history of the Cold War airfields: Soesterberg

During World War II

Situation

Soesterberg Air Base, Netherlands, on a map 1943
Soesterberg 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. Also used by the US Air Force (USAF).

In the 1950s

Situation

Soesterberg airfield, airways and restricted areas on a map 1956
Soesterberg airfield and surrounding airways and restricted areas on a map 1956

Lights

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Red identification beacon with ident "SB"

Radio beacons

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  • NDB: 339.0 "PES", 056°/1.3 NM to field

Radar

GCA

Radio communication

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  • Homer 117.9, 305.4, 362.3
  • Approach 117.9, 305.4, 362.3
  • Tower 117.9, 118.1, 121.5, 257.8

In the 1960s

Overview

Soesterberg runways and taxiways on a map 1960
Runways and taxiways on a map from 1960
(Source: DoD)

In the 1970s

Situation

Soesterberg Air Base (Camp New Amsterdam), Netherlands, on a map 1972
Soesterberg Air Base (Camp New Amsterdam) 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:
  • 13/31: 2094 m x 50 m Asphalt
  • 09/27: 2132 m x 45 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

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Data for the year 1990:
  • TACAN: CH105 "SSB"

Today

Usage

Closed.

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