Gross Mohrdorf: Airfield

Groß Mohrdorf

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CoordinatesN542259 E0125445 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Rostock
Federal stateMecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
RegionBaltic Sea
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Gross Mohrdorf


Groß Mohrdorf was a reserve airfield of the former National People's Army (NVA) of the GDR and was assigned to the Fighter Wing 9, which was stationed in Peenemünde. Until the 1980s, the field had a grass runway with paved starting platforms. At the end of the 1980s an expansion began, in order to create a continuous paved runway. However, the construction work was not completed because of the politcal change. The field has no shelters and no railway siding. Today the airfield is closed.

During the Cold War


Reserve airfield for East German Airforce (NVA LSK/LV) Fighter Wing 9 (Jagdfliegergeschwader 9, JG-9), based in Peenemünde

In the 1970s


Gross Mohrdorf Airfield, Germany, on a US satellite image 1975
Gross Mohrdorf Airfield on a US satellite image from 25 June 1975
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Groß Mohrdorf, East German auxiliary airfield
Satellite image from September 2, 1975
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Flightline, runway, landing-T
Enlargement: Flightline, runway head, Landing-T
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Enlargement: Buildings
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1980s and early 1990s


  • 13/31: 2300 m x 40 m Concrete/Grass/Concrete
A reconstruction of the runway to a complete concrete runway in 1988/1989 was not completed anymore.

Radio communication

The radio call sign for air traffic control was GREIF. Like at some other reserve airfields, the first and the last letters were identical to those of the village.


Feldflugplatzkommando 19 (FFlpK-19)

Real property

The airfield had the East German National People's Army installation Id 01/914.


  • 1988
    Observation by the US Military Liaison Mission: "At Gross Mohrdorf, new concrete landing pads and a taxiway are being poured. In this case, a sample of the concrete was obtained ... These oibservations suggest the Soviets and East Germans have not abandoned the use of auxiliary airfields, but in fact are making improvements at these strips for safer operations." (Source: USMLM 1988)





Landsat image from 2016 - Open object in Google Maps


The following pictures are courtesy of Martin p. Thanks a lot for these great impressions!!
Gate detail: LSK/LV = Luftstreitkräfte und /Luftverteidigung = Air Force and Air Defense. Usually written with a normal slash, but here with a backslash.
The following aerial picture was taken on the 22 March 2012 by Robert H. Many thanks!!!


  • /USMLM 1988/:
    United States Military Liaison Mission: "Unit History 1988"


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