Amberg: Army Airfield AAF
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Elevation: 1350 ft
Location Indicator: EDEA
Operator: US Army
Federal State (Freestate) of Bayern (Bavaria).
Germany during the Cold War
South of Amberg, there was a small US Army airfield. It was listed as usable until the 1980s. The site was finally abandoned with the withdrawal of troops at the beginning of the 1990s.
Location of airfield
The airfield was located 3 km southwest of Amberg.
During the Cold War
Amberg Army Airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - (ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)
Amberg airfield on a US map from 1952 - The railway line to Lauterhofen north of the field has been dismantled in the meantime (AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University /BYU/)
Map of the Department of Defence from 1971 - Length and width of the runway are stated in Feet. The triangular symbols are obstacles. The dotted circle area south of the runway is a Nondirectional Radio Beacon (NDB).
For the year 1971, a NDB on frequency 212 kHz with ident AMG is listed. In 1983, it worked on frequency 301 kHz.
The BICC Report 4 "Restructuring the US Military Bases in Germany: Scope, Impacts, and Opportunities" lists an area of 16,605 ha.
Closed. Aviation activities probably ended already during the 1980s, as Amberg was not mentioned as airfield anymore in 1990. According to the list "Base Closures", the final close-down of the airfield as a US base was planned for September 30th, 1993.
The following pictures were taken in 2016. Many thanks to Mr. B. for the possibility to visit the field.
Runway, looking to the northeastern end.:
Looking to the southwestern end.:
Remains of a centerline marking?:
Ramp in front of the hangar:
Former radio beacon on the southeastern side.:
Former storage area at the southwestern end, demolished.:
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