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CoordinatesN532537 E0114700 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 166 ft
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Schwerin
Federal stateMecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Parchim

During World War II


Luftwaffe airbase.


Parchim airfield on a US map from 1951
Source: AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University

During the Cold War

Usage during the Cold War

Soviet/Russian airbase

In the 1950s



- Soviet fighter regiment (P. O. Box 62 330),
- A total of 22 MiG-15/MiG-15U were counted at the airfield.
Source: BND/Bundesarchiv B 206/3033
(For the P. O. Box numbers the digits 3 and 5 may be confused, because they are difficult to distinguish in the source document)

In the 1970s


Parchim Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972
Source: ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin


Parchim Airfield, Germany, on a US satellite image 1970
Parchim Airfield on a US satellite image from 25 November 1970
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Western end of the runway at Parchim
Western end of the runway
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Runway, aircraft revetments
Runway, aircraft revetments
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Flight line
Flight line
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Objects in the south
Objects in the south
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Northeastern part
Northeastern part
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Southeastern part
Southeastern part
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Radio communication

Call sign 1970: KLEJONKA

In the 1980s and early 1990s


Data for the year 1990:
  • 07/25: 3000 m

Radio beacons

  • LOM 25: 376 "UÜ"
  • LMM 25: 766 "U"
  • LOM 07: 376 "ÄS"
  • LMM 07: 766 "Ä"

Radio communication

Call sign 1990: PUSCHISTIJ

Standard training routes

"Flüge der LSK/LV der NVA und der LSK der GSSD im Rahmen der Gefechtsausbildung sind entsprechend der Grafik der Flugtage / -nächte auf der Grundlage der "Hauptflugregeln zum Fliegen im Luftraum der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik" auf Standardflugstrecken in den dazu festgelegten Flughöhen durchzuführen. ..." (Quelle: "Verzeichnis der Standardflugstrecken der LSK/LV der NVA und der LSK der GSSD")
Stand 1989:
Standardflugstrecken für Jagdfliegerkräfte Parchim: Anmeldenummern 121-130
123 Parchim, Neustadt-Glewe, Bad Doberan, Schießplatz Wustrow, Kirchdorf, Plate, Parchim
Höhe: bis Bad Doberan 3050 m, Steigflug auf 10000 m über Wustrow, ab Kirchdorf 2450 m
124 Parchim, Usedom, Swinoujscie (Sinkflug bis zur Höhe 500 m) Usedom, Parchim
Höhe: 4900 m
128 Parchim, Neustadt-Glewe, Neustrelitz, Grimmen, Neukloster, Parchim
Höhe: 5500 m, 7900 m
Höheneinnahme: Traverse Meyenburg
Höhenaufgabe: Neukloster
Standardflugstrecken für Hubschrauberkräfte Parchim: Anmeldenummern 131-140
133 Parchim, Neustadt-Glewe, Hohen-Viecheln, Warin, Brokow, Passow, Parchim
Höhe: 50 - 900 m in Abstimmung mit VHZ
134 Parchim, Neustadt-Glewe, Wöbbelin, Crivitz, Karow, Plau, Parchim
Höhe: 50 - 900 m in Abstimmung mit VHZ
135 Parchim, Dütschow, Crivitz, Dobbertin, Plau, Stuer, SP Retzow, Vietlübbe, Parchim
Höhe: 100 - 400 m
135a Parchim, Plau, Stuer, SP Retzow, Vietlübbe, Parchim
Höhe: 100 - 400 m
136 Parchim, Pritzwalk, Fretzdorf, Schießplatz Wittstock, Dossow, Putlitz, Parchim
Höhe: 100 - 600 m


172 OBVP Mi-8, Mi-24; 439 OBVP Mi-8, Mi-24


  • 1988
    "Several sightings of HIP H at Parchim Soviet Airfield (2nd Guards Tank Army) and Stendal Soviet Airfield (3rd Shock Army) indicated these regiments were integrating this latest HIP-series assault variant into their inventories. Through bort number tracking we were able to discern that some of the HIP H had transferred from Oranienburg Soviet Airfield, previously the only base to have the Mi-17." Source: /USMLM 1988/ (Source: /USMLM 1988/)
  • "In addition, we identified ten HIND G-1 and three HIND G-2 at Stenal Soviet Airfield, and one HIND G-1 and two HIND G-2 at Parchiim. This was a marked increase at the bases of these special purpose helicopters." (Source: /USMLM 1988/)



Civil aerodrome (EDOP).


  • (offline): USMLM Unit History 1969 - Report about a flying program at Parchim on the 05th february 1969 with FITTER (Su-7), MOUJIK (Su-7U) und FRESCO C (MiG-17F).
  • (offline): USMLM Unit History 1973 - Notice about new helicopter regiments at Parchim and Stendal: Air Base with the first Mi-24 HIND A outside the Soviet Union.
  • (offline): USMLM Unit History 1975 - "The HIND A inventory increased significantly with full regimental-sized units now stationed at Stendal: Air Base and PARCHIM"
  • (offline): USMLM Unit History 1976 - Notice about getting the first color photography of a HIND D at Parchim.
  • (offline): USMLM Unit History 1978 - Notice about the deploymend of modified Mi-24 HIND D with AT-6 SPIRAL at Parchim.
  • (offline): USMLM Unit History 1984 - Notice about equipment of regiments with Mi-24 HIND E at Mahlwinkel: Air Base, Parchim and Stendal: Air Base. First HIND E mod at the Retzow Range on the 16th jan. 27th jan: HIND E with new rocket pod. 03rd feb HIND E with stacked AT-6 SPIRAL.
  • Red Stars over Germany - Target towing flights - History of soviet target towing units, which were also stationed at Parchim. With picture of Il-28 Beagle from the 1970s.


  • /USMLM 1988/:
    United States Military Liaison Mission: "Unit History 1988"
  • Freundt, Lutz: "Sowjetische Fliegerkräfte in Deutschland 1945-1994, Band 3" Edition Freundt Eigenverlag, Diepholz 1999 - 3 pages description, pictures and aerial pictures from 1953 and 1993
  • Freundt, Lutz: "Sowjetische Fliegerkräfte in Deutschland 1945-1994, Band 4" Edition Freundt Eigenverlag, Diepholz 2000 - Additions
  • Freundt, Lutz (Hrsg.), Büttner, Stefan: "Rote Plätze - Russische Militärflugplätze in Deutschland 1945 - 1994" AeroLit Verlag, 2007 - Description, pictures and aerial pictures vom 1953 und 1993
  • Fülber, Marcus: "Red Stars Over Europe" Concord Publications Co, Hong Kong, 1993 - Pictures of Mi-8 and Mi-17 at Parchim
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