Schwäbisch Hall: Hessental Army Airfield AAF

Hessental, Camp Dolan, Dolan Barracks, Adolf Würth Airport

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN490706 E0094702 (WGS84) Google Maps
Federal stateBaden-Württemberg
Location indicatorDBSH (195x), EDOP (196x-199x), EDTY (199x-)
Map with location of Schwäbisch Hall Hessental Army Airfield AAF, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Schwäbisch Hall

Nazi era and World War II: Schwäbisch Hall Air Base


Luftwaffe air base (Fliegerhorst).


Schwäbisch Hall Air Base, Germany, on a map 1944
Schwäbisch Hall Air Base in World War II on a US map from 1944
Source: McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA

During the Cold War: Schwäbisch Hall Army Airfield


US Army airfield.

In the 1970s


Schwäbisch Hall Army Airfield AAF on a US map 1972
Schwäbisch Hall Hessental Army Airfield (AAF) 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


Schwäbisch Hall Hessental Army Airfield AAF, Germany, on a US satellite image 1973
Schwäbisch Hall Army Airfield on a US satellite image from 13 August 1973
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1980s and early 1990s


Map of Schwäbisch Hall Hessental airfield, Germany

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 482 "SWH", at field

Today: Adolf Würth Airport




Construction of the new runway 10/28 in 2004
Old runway and construction of the new one in 2004 - Spontaneous snapshot from an airplane approaching Stuttgart :-)
Control tower Schwaebisch Hall Hessental
Control tower (2011)


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