Bayreuth: Army Airfield

Bindlach, Christensen Barracks

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N495928 E0113757 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 1600 ft
Location Indicator: EDEL (1985)
Operator: US Army

Location

Federal State (Freestate) of Bayern (Bavaria).
Germany during the Cold War
Map

Location

Bayreuth 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/)

Location of airfield

Bindlacher Berg, 1km northwest of Bayreuth Airfield. Bayreuth Army Airfield was located very close to today's Bayreuth Airport, but had its own runway.

Use until 1945

Luftwaffe airbase.

Use during the Cold War

US Army airfield.

Current use

Closed.

Overview

Runways

Data for the year 1971:
  • 10/28: 620 m x 15 m Asphalt

Images

The relics of the former runway in 2001:
The maltese cross indicates the landing spot for helicopters.

Links

  • Bing - Aerial picture with remains of the former runway and maltese cross of the helipad.

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map
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