Brandis: Air Base

Waldpolenz Air Base, Аэродром Брандис

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N511941 E0123917 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 538 ft

Location

Former East Germany, District of Leipzig;
today Federal State of Sachsen (Saxony).
Germany during the Cold War
Map

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe airbase (Fliegerhorst).

Situation

Brandis on a US map from 1944 - (McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA /MULDA/)

Overview

Brandis air base on a US map from 1955 or 1958 - The runway is clearly visible, as are facilities of the old air base and the connecting railway. (AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University /BYU/)

During the Cold War

Usage

Soviet airbase.

In the 1950s

History

  • May 1954
    Relocation of the Ground Attack Regiment Brandis (PFN 36 764) to Finsterwalde

1970s

Situation

Brandis Air Base 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/)

Radio beacons

  • LOM 26: 980 "CZ"
  • LMM 26: 483 "C"

1980s

Runways

  • 08/26: 2200m x 60m Concrete

Radio communication

The russian call sign for the airfield was ZAPAIKA (original notation in Cyrillic: ЗАПАЙКА).

Real property

Anti-aircraft missile site near Beucha.

Today

Usage

Closed, the area is a solar park.

Images

Pictures from 1994:
Tower

Links

Airfields in the vicinity

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