Kołobrzeg: Air Base

Fliegerhorst Kolberg, Lotnisko Kolobrzeg, Bagicz, Аэродром Колобжег

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN541202 E0154110 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 20'
VoivodeshipWest Pomeranian (Województwo zachodniopomorskie)
Map with location of Kołobrzeg Bagicz Air Base, Poland
The history of the Cold War airfields: Kołobrzeg

Location of airfield

6 km east of Kołobrzeg.

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe airfield (Kolberg).

During the Cold War

Usage

Soviet air base.

In the 1960s

Overview

Kołobrzeg Air Base on a satellite image 1964
Kołobrzeg Air Base on a US satellite image from 27 April 1964
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Structures of the old Luftwaffe Fliegerhorst Kolberg
The structures of the old Luftwaffe Fliegerhorst are still good recognizable here.
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
New runway
With the construction of a new runway, the field has been expanded to the east
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Kołobrzeg Soviet barracks
Barracks and hangars
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Kołobrzeg: Aircraft hangars, railway siding.
Hangars. At the bottom is the railway siding
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Aircraft at Kołobrzeg
A small aircraft is visible in the center of this picture
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Radio communication

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Radio call sign: MASANDRA (1965)

In the 1970s

Situation

Kołobrzeg Air Base on a map 1972
Kołobrzeg 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)

Overview

Kołobrzeg Bagicz Air Base, Poland, on a US satellite image 1979
Kołobrzeg Bagicz Air Base on a US satellite image from 16 May 1979
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Runways

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
  • 075/255: 2500 m x 40 m

Radio beacons

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
  • FFF: 372 "SJ"
  • NFF: 751 "S / K"

Radio communication

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Radio call sign: SWJASNOY (СВЯЗНОЙ).

Units

In August 1989, the 781 IAP relocated from Kołobrzeg to Brzeg and 55 OBVP moved from Brzeg to Kołobrzeg with approx. 42 Mi-24 and 22 Mi-8. On 05 May 1992, the 55 OBVP finally left the air base.

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.

Today

Usage

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

Images

The following pictures were taken in 2006. Courtesy of Stephan Sarich.
Baltic coast
Baltic coast
Buildings form the old Luftwaffe air base.
These buildings probably come from the old air base.
Air base facilities
Air base facilities
Aerodrome facilities
Air base facilities
Airfield facilities
Air base facilities
Air base facilities
Air base facilities
Aircraft shelter at Kołobrzeg Bagicz, Polen
Shelter
Shelter
Aircraft shelter
Shelter
Aircraft shelter
Aircraft shelter with closed doors
Aircraft shelter with closed doors
View from above
View from above
View from above
View from above

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