Kołobrzeg: Air Base

Fliegerhorst Kolberg, Lotnisko Kolobrzeg, Bagicz, Аэродром Колобжег

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Cold War Airfields: Kołobrzeg
by Bert Kondruss
Coordinates: N541202 E0154110 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 20'

Location of airfield

6 km east of Kołobrzeg.

Use until 1945

Luftwaffe airfield (Kolberg).

Use during the Cold War

Soviet air base.

Current use

Transfered to Polish authorities on May 28th, 1992 (Source: www.bicc.de). Closed.

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 075/255: 2500 m x 40 m

Radio navigation

Data for the year 1990:
  • FFF: 372 "SJ"
  • NFF: 751 "S / K"

Radio

Call signs: MASANDRA (1965), SWJASNOY (СВЯЗНОЙ) (1990)

Units

781 IAP departed Kołobrzeg for Brzeg and 55 OBVP arrived from Brzeg in August 1989;
55 OBVP departed May5th, 1992.
Data for the year 1990: 55 OBVP: 42 Mi-24, 22 Mi-8

Installations

"Garrison and airfield of total area of 537,6 hectares. 41 air-sheds, 200 buildings of different appriopriation. Fuel station of 13 thousand meters3 capacity. Complex of inhabitation buildings (18) and barracks (16)." (Source: www.bicc.de)

Additional information

On the July 4th, 1989, a pilot ejected from a MiG-23 shortly after take-off. The plane continued to Belgium, where it crashed into a house, killing one people on the ground. On its way, the MiG was intercepted by F-15s from the 32nd TFS from Soesterberg.

Images

The following pictures were taken in 2006. Courtesy of Stephan Sarich.

Airfields in the vicinity