Valkenburg: Air Base

Katwijk, Leiden, Vliegkamp Valkenburg

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CoordinatesN521006 E0042530 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 0 ft
Location indicatorEHVB
Map with location of Valkenburg Air Base, Netherlands
The history of the Cold War airfields: Valkenburg

During World War II

Situation

Valkenburg / Katwijk Air Base, Netherlands, on a map 1943
Valkenburg / Katwijk 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

Airfield of the Royal Netherlands Navy (Koninklijke Marine).

In the 1940s

Radio beacons

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  • NDB: 473 "B3C"

In the 1950s

Situation

Ypenburg with surrounding airways and restricted areas in 1956
Ypenburg with surrounding airways and restricted areas in 1956

Lights

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Red identification beacon with ident "VB"

Radio beacons

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  • NDB: 359 "PBV"
  • Racon: 9320 / 9430R / 9310T "1-2-3"
  • YG Beacon: Channel 5 "VB"

Radar

GCA

Radio communication

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  • Homer 117.0, 117.9
  • Valkenburg Control 117.0, 117.9, 118.1, 121.5, 362.3, 3023.5
  • Tower 116.64, 117.9, 118.1, 3023.5, 121.5, 257.8

In the 1970s

Situation

Valkenburg Naval Air Station, Netherlands, on a map 1972
Valkenburg Naval Air Station 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:
  • 16/34: 1500 m x 45 m Asphalt
  • 05/23: 2440 m x 45 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Data for the year 1990:
  • NDB: 364 "GV"

Today

Usage

Closed.

Sources

Airfields in the vicinity

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