Stendal: Air Base


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Coordinates: N523745 E0114911 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 184 ft


Germany during the Cold War

During World War II

Stendal Borstel Air Base in World War II on a US map from 194x - (McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA /MULDA/)

During the Cold War


Used by Soviet/Russian troops until 1992.

In the 1950s



- Soviet ground attack regiment (P. O. Box 62 327),
Source: BND/Bundesarchiv B 206/3033
(For the P. O. Box numbers the digits 3 and 5 may be confused, because they are difficult to distinguish in the source document)


  • September 1954
    Temporary relocation of the Stendal Ground Attack Regiment to Großenhain Air Base (22 - 27 September 1954)

In the 1970s


Stendal 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

Data for the 1970s:
  • FFF 26: 158 "ÜK", 3600 m
  • NFF 26: 330 "Ü", 1000 m


Call sign: VYBOIKA (ca. 1970)

In the 1980s and early 1990s



Data for the year 1990:
  • 08/26: 2000 m x 60 m Concrete
  • 08/26: 2000 m x 60 m Grass

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • FFF 26: 910 "ÜK", 3600 m
  • NFF 26: 449 "Ü", 1000 m


Call sign: KUKAN (1990)


- 178 OBVP: Mi-8, Mi-24
- 440 OBVP: Mi-8, Mi-24


  • 1988
    "Several sightings of HIP H at sowjetischen Flugplätzen Parchim Soviet Airfield (2nd Guards Tank Army) and Stendal Soviet Airfield (3rd Shock Army) indicated these regiments were integrating this latest HIP-series assault variant into their inventories. Through bort number tracking we were able to discern that some of the HIP H had transferred from Oranienburg Soviet Airfield, previously the only base to have the Mi-17." Source: /USMLM 1988/
    Source: /USMLM 1988/
  • In addition, we identified ten HIND G-1 and two HIND G-2 at Stendal Soviet Airfield, and one HIND G-1 and two HIND G-2 at Parchim. This was a marked increase at the bases of these special purpose helicopters.
    Source: /USMLM 1988/
  • July 19th, 1988
    "On 19 July 1988, HIND G1 and HIND E from Stenfal were observed performing rudimentary gun passes. The HIND G1 acted as the instructor and target with the HIND E setting-up above and to the rear of the target. The shooter dove toward the target for the attack and climbed to the opposite side for a reattack."
    Source: /USMLM 1988/



General aviation.


  • (offline): USMLM Unit History 1964 - Notiz zum Inventar der 24. Luftarmee in Stendal mit 12 Yak 26/27 Mangrove, 2 CAB vielleicht An-10 oder An-12, 6 Mi-1 HARE
  • (offline): USMLM Unit History 1973 - Notiz zur erstmaligen Beobachtung von Mi-24 außerhalb der UdSSR 26. September 1973
  • (offline): USMLM Unit History 1975 - Notiz zur signifikaten Erhöhung der Anzahl der Mi-24 auf Regimentstärke
  • (offline): USMLM Unit History 1976 - Notiz erste Farb- und Schwarzweißfotos sowie Tonaufzeichnungen einer neuen Mi-24-Variante am 6. Dezember 1976
  • (offline): USMLM Unit History 1984 - Notiz zu modernisierten Mi-24 mit 23 mm Kanone und zur Modernisierung slewable barrel pods
  • (offline): USMLM Unit History 1986 - Notiz zu TRA 067-86 erwähnt S-125 Stellung bei Stendal
(with help of JM)


  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map
  • /USMLM 1988USMLM 1988/:
    United States Military Liaison MissionUnited States Military Liaison Mission: "Unit History 1988Unit History 1988"
  • Freundt, Lutz: "Sowjetische Fliegerkräfte in Deutschland 1945-1994, Band 3" Edition Freundt Eigenverlag, Diepholz 1999 - Description, aerial picture 1991, pictures
  • Freundt, Lutz (Hrsg.), Büttner, Stefan: "Rote Plätze - Russische Militärflugplätze in Deutschland 1945 - 1994" AeroLit Verlag, 2007 - Description, aerial picture 1992, pictures

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