Purkshof: Airfield

HSLP 4402

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CoordinatesN540942 E0121452 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 66 ft
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Rostock
Federal stateMecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Purkshof

During the Cold War


Civil airfield and reserve airfield of former East German Navy.

In the 1960s


Purkshof Airfield, Germany, on a US satellite image 1969
Purkshof Airfield on a US satellite image from 03 August 1969 - 1: airfield. a: radio control of the East German Deutsche Post Radiocon Mönchhagen. b: The Rövershagen command post did not exist at that time; c: The Poppendorf fertilizer plant also did not yet exist. Other places: Behnkenhagen, Häschendorf, Klein Kussewitz, Niederhagen, Oberhagen, Vogtshagen, Volkenshagen.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Purkshof airfield, Germany
Purkshof airfield
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1970s

Additional information

Diploma thesis of a Stasi major of the MfS-Kreisdienststelle Rostock at the JHS: "Conception for the security of the political-operational focus area - military objects Purkshof", 32 pages, 30.9.1979, JHS MF GVS 001-78/79
Source: http://members.lycos.co.uk/stasidiplom/ Diploma theses and final theses at the "Juristische Hochschule" (JHS) of the East German State Security in Potsdam (offline).

In the 1980s and early 1990s


  • 04/22: 1100 m Grass
  • 09/27: 750 m Grass
  • 14/32: 800 m Grass

Radio beacons

  • LMM: 543,0 "LA"

Radio communication

Call sign: LAMETTA

Real property

Installation number 01/088 with 71,5 ha



General aviation (EDCX).



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