Löbnitz: Airfield


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CoordinatesN513438 E0122941 (WGS84) Google Maps
Federal stateSachsen (Saxony)
Location indicatorEDAW
Map with location of Löbnitz Airfield, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Löbnitz

Location of airfield

2 km southwest of Löbnitz

During World War II


Luftwaffe airfield.

During the Cold War


Soviet reserve airfield, later airfield of former East German pre-military organization Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik GST and Helipad 6029 of former East German National People's Army (NVA).

In the 1960s


Löbnitz Airfield, Germany, on a US satellite image 1969
Löbnitz Airfield on a US satellite image from 02 August 1969 - 1: airfield
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1970s


Löbnitz-Roitzschjora airfield on a US map 1972
Löbnitz-Roitzschjora airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - The field is shown with an unpaved runway, which has a length of approx. 2.900 m (95 = 9.500 feet). The elevation / height above mean sea level is 285 feet. The blue lines mark the southern allied air corridor from and to Berlin
Source: ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin


Roitzschjora Airfield, Germany, on a satellite image 1970
Satellite image from 25 November 1970 - 1: airfield
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Radio beacons

  • LOM 28: 970 "NÄ"
  • LMM 28: 557 "N"
  • LOM 10: 970 "DCh"
  • LMM 10: 557 "D"

In the 1980s and early 1990s


  • 10/28: 2400 m Grass
  • 08/26: 1050 m Grass
  • 14/32: 1000 m Grass
  • 18/36: 1000 m Grass


Loebnitz 2255 (in the year 1990)


517412 (in the year 1990)



General aviation.



  • Freundt, Lutz: "Sowjetische Fliegerkräfte in Deutschland 1945-1994, Band 2" Freundt Eigenverlag, Diepholz 1999 - Short description


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