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CoordinatesN523448 E0135457 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 263 ft
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Frankfurt/O
Federal stateBrandenburg
Location indicatorETSB (1990), EDAY (1995-)
Map with location of Strausberg Airfield, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Strausberg

Location of airfield

Northeastern edge of Strausberg.

During World War II


Luftwaffe airbase.


Strausberg Air Base, Germany, on a map 1943
Strausberg Air Base in World War II on a US map from 1943
Source: McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA


Strausberg airfield on a US map from 1952
Strausberg airfield on a US map from 1952
Source: AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University

During the Cold War

Usage during the Cold War

Airfield of the former East German Airforce.
Also be used by the former paramilitary organization Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik (GST).

In the 1960s


Strausberg Airfield on a map 1969
Strausberg Airfield on a US map from 1969
Source: Earth Sciences and Map Library, University of California, Berkeley


Strausberg Airfield, Germany, on a US satellite image 1965
Strausberg and surroundings on a US satellite image from 03 May 1965 - 1: airfield; 2: GDR Ministry of National Defence. Places: Gartenstadt, Gielsdorf, Hohenstein, Klosterdorf, Wilkendorf. Waters: Lake Straussee.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Strausberg airfield and the East German Ministry of National Defence (MfNV)
The airfield and north of it the East German Ministry of National Defence (MfNV)
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
The airfield on 03 August 1969
The airfield on 03 August 1969 - In the middle of the field, an approx. 1000 m-long grass runway in direction 065°/245° is recognizable, to which also taxiways lead.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1970s


Strausberg Airfield, 1979
Wednesday, 16 May 1979 - In the north of the field, individual parking pads have been created. The taxiways have also changed. East of the airfield the approach area seems to have been levelled. The facility on the right side of the picture could be a radio beacon.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1980s and early 1990s


Strausberg Airfield, Germany, 1980
Strausberg Airfield on Saturday 26 July 1980 - There is still the grass runway in approximate direction 065°/245°. To the east of the field, the approach sector is levelled and the installation of the radio beacon is visible at the top right. With the later construction of a concrete runway, the main landing direction was turned to 050°/230° and the radio beacon was moved to the west.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey


  • 05/23: 1200 m x 28 m Concrete
  • 05/23: 1200 m x 40 m Grass
  • 17/35: 660 m x 30 m Grass

Radio beacons

  • LOM 23: 492.5 "SR", 4250 m to threshold 23
  • LMM 23: 376 "S", 1030 m to threshold 23
  • LMM 05: 376 "R", 1000 m to threshold 05

Radio communication

The radio call sign was STRUKTUR. The tower had the call sign STRUKTUR-START (119.0, 124.0).


Sondernetz/Stabsnetz S1 2732 with code names "Vorkaufsrecht" and (for the command post) "Darlehen".


Verbindungsfliegerstaffel 14 (VS-14).


Use today

General aviation.



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