Neubiberg: Airfield

Neubiberg Air Base

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Coordinates: N480422 E0113814 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 1800 ft
Location Indicator: DENU (195x), EDSN

Location

Map with location of Neubiberg Air Base
Germany during the Cold War
Map

General

Neubiberg airfield was opened in 1933 and later expanded into a Luftwaffe air base. After World War II, the field was first used by the US Air Force, which was stationed here until 1957 with various combat and transport aircraft. From 1958 to 1971, Neubiberg was base of the Air Transport Wing 61 (Lufttransportgeschwader 61, LTG 61) of the German Air Force. The Air Force continued the airfield until the early 1990s. After that, it served for general aviation until Neubiberg was finally closed in 1997.

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe airbase.

Situation

Neubiberg Air Base in World War II 1944
Neubiberg Air Base in World War II 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/)

During the Cold War

Usage during the Cold War

USAF airfield until 1957, GAF until mit 1990s.

Units

USAF:
1948-1952: 86th FBW / 86th FBG with 525th, 526th, 527th FBS (F-47, later F-84E);
1952: 160th TRS;
1952-1953: 38th TRS (RF-80A),
1953-1954: 782nd TCS (C-119),
1953-1957: 317th TCW / 317th TCG: 39th, 40th, 41st TCS (C-119)
German Airforce:
1958-1971 LTG 61 (C-47, Noratlas, C-160);
1958 relocation from Erding: Air Base to Neubiberg,
1971 relocation from Neubiberg to Landsberg: Air Base

In the 1950s

Situation

Map of Munich airspace with Neubiberg airfield in 1954
Munich airspace with Neubiberg airfield in 1954

Overview

Map USAF airfield Neubiberg 1954
The USAF airfield Neubiberg in 1954

Runways

  • 08/26: 2438 m (8000 ft)

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 248 (later 419) "NU", 257°/6.5 NM to threshold 26

Radar

GCA

Radio communication

  • Tower 3023.5, 117.9, 130.14, 257.8, 275.8, 243.0, 121.5, 141.3

In the 1970s

Situation

Map of airfields in the Munich region with Neubiberg 1972
Airfields in the Munich region with Neubiberg 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/)

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1971:
  • ILS
  • NDB: 419 "NU", 254°/6.2NM to fld

Radar

ASR/PAR (1971)

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Situation

Map of Munich airfields 1981
Neubiberg Airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1981 - (ONC F-2 (1981), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

Overview

Chart of Neubiberg Air Base 1984
Neubiberg Air Base in 1984

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 07/25: 2297 m x 28 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • NDB: 288.5 "NU", 251°/4.2NM to fld

Today

Usage

Closed.

Situation

Orthophoto 2015
Orthophoto 2015 - Open object in Google Maps

Links

Image sources

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