Welzow: Air Base

Neu-Welzow, Spremberg Welzow, Аэродром Ней-Вельцов

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N513435 E0140811 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 375 ft
Location Indicator: EDCY

Location

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

Location of airfield

2 km west of Welzow.

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe air base.

Situation

Welzow 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/)

Overview

Welzow air base on a US map from 1952 - (AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University /BYU/)

During the Cold War

Usage during the Cold War

Soviet airbase.

In the 1950s

Units

Units in 1954

One Soviet bomber regiment
Source: BND/Bundesarchiv B 206/3033

History

  • July 1954
    Relocation of the Reconnaissance Regiment (MiG-15) Welzow (PFN 78 633) to Köthen Air Base.

In the 1970s

Situation

Welzow 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/)

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 04/22: 2500 m x 42 m
  • 04/22: 2500 m x 60 m old runway

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • LOM 22: 285 "OP"
  • LMM 22: 588 "O"
  • LOM 04: 285 "NÜ"
  • LMM 04: 588 "N"

Radio communication

Call sign: ANGARKA (1970?), DUBRAVKA (ДУБРОВКА) (198x)

Units

1990: 11 ORAP (Su-24MR, Su-24MP)

Installations

The airfield covered an area of 525 ha
There was a remote dispersal west-northwest of the airfield, west of road B169, north of Allmosen.

Today

Usage

General aviation (EDCY).

Links

Bibliography

  • Freundt, Lutz (Hrsg.), Büttner, Stefan: "Rote Plätze - Russische Militärflugplätze in Deutschland 1945 - 1994" AeroLit Verlag, 2007 - Beschreibung, Bilder, Luftbilder 1953 und 1991

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