Babenhausen: Army Airfield

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CoordinatesN495710 E0085809 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 430 ft
Federal stateHessen (Hesse)
Location indicatorEDEF
Map with location of Babenhausen Army Airfield, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Babenhausen

During World War II


Luftwaffe airfield.

During the Cold War


US Army airfield and heliport.

In the 1970s


Map from 1971
Map from 1971 - The dimensions of runway 07/25 are given in feet: 671 m x 18 m (2,200 ft x 60 ft). The direction and distance from Charlie VOR "CHA" radio beacon is indicated with 311°, 3.2 nautical miles (NM)
Source: US DoD
Babenhausen Army Airfield, Germany, on a US satellite image 1977
Babenhausen Army Airfield on a US satellite image from 03 July 1977
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1980s and early 1990s


Map of Babenhausen Army Airfield in 1984
Babenhausen Army Airfield in 1984 - "GLIDER" south of the runway indicates the area for use by civilian gliders.
Source: US DoD


  • 07/25: 671 m x 18 m Asphalt



General Aviation.




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