Ansbach: Army Airfield / Heliport

Katterbach Kaserne

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CoordinatesN491829 E0103820 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1532 ft
Federal stateBayern (Bavaria)
Location indicatorEDEB (-1995), ETEB (1995)
Map with location of Ansbach Army Airfield / Heliport, Germany
Germany during the Cold War
The history of the Cold War airfields: Ansbach

During World War II


Luftwaffe air base.


Ansbach Air Base (Fliegerhorst) in World War II on a US map 1944
Ansbach Air Base (Fliegerhorst) 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


US Army airfield.

In the 1970s


Ansbach Army Airfield on a US map 1972
Ansbach Army Airfield 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


Ansbach Army Airfield, Germany, on a US satellite image 1975
Ansbach Army Airfield on a US satellite image from Sunday 28 December 1975 - The landscape is snow-covered and the airfield is hardly recognizable.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey


Data for the year 1971:
  • 08/26: 698 m x 20 m

In the 1980s and early 1990s


Ansbach Army heliport, Germany 1984
Ansbach heliport in 1984
Source: US DoD

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • NDB: 452 "ANS", am Platz




US Army Heliport.


Aerial image Ansbach Army Heliport 2017
Aerial image (2017)
Source: Datenquelle: Bayerische Vermessungsverwaltung, License: Creative Commons Namensnennung 3.0 Deutschland (CC BY 3.0 DE)



  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Alliierte Planskizze


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