Spreenhagen: Highway Strip

Autobahnabschnitt ABA, Friedrichshof

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CoordinatesN521842 E0135101 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 128 ft
Airfield Id2024
Map with location of Spreenhagen Highway Strip, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Spreenhagen

Location of airfield

The highway strip was located 16 km west-southwest of Fürstenwalde. Former Autobahn A3, now A12, between the intersections Friedersdorf and Storkow.

During the Cold War


Highway Strip.
The highway strip had the airfield ID 2024. The NATO name was "Friedrichshof Highway Strip" (Friedrichshof is located southwest of the Friedersdorf intersection).

In the 1960s


Friedrichshof Highway Strip on a map 1969
Spreenhagen Highway Strip - here named as Friedrichshof Highway Strip - on a US map from 1969
Source: Earth Sciences and Map Library, University of California, Berkeley

In the 1980s and early 1990s


Spreenhagen Highway Strip


  • 08/26: ca. 2400 m 085°/265°

Radio beacons

Data for the 1980s:
  • LOM 26: 833 "UJ", Main landing direction
  • LMM 26: 198.5 "U"
  • LOM 08: 833 "JU", Secondary landing direction
  • LMM 08: 198.5 "U"
The radio beacons were not permanently deployed. The idents were derived from the first and the last letter of the call sign (UROSHAJ).


The radio call sign of the airfield was "UROSHAJ".
There were two wiring points to the communication network in the north of the highway strip.

Additional information

Minutes of the meeting of the former East German National Defense Council from November 11th, 1985:
Completion was planned for 1980 and done in 1984. The highway strip is categorized as not usable for the military. Reasons: symptoms of age at the paved surfaces, missing load-bearing capacity of the lateral strips and unpaved ramps (Source: Bundesarchiv).



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