Airfield Survey in 1953
In 1953, survey tours took place in southern Germany to identify future air bases for the German Air Force. Old airfields were visited and assessed, if a field can be used, if technical facilities and housing are available und if an extension of the runway up to 2500 m or 3000 m is possible.
For Darmstadt-Griesheim was found: The airfield with 1500 m x 1000 m has a solid, but partially sketchy sod with minor bumps. The existing runway 085°/265° with a length of 870 m and a width of 21.5 m has a PSP surface and receives a new bituminous underfloor. The taxiways are okay. The field is occupied by 15 small US Army planes. An extension to 3000 m is possible only to the west, with minor earth movements.When doing so, the road from Griesheim to the municipal water works must be relocated and two aerial cables in the east must be rerouted.