Ansbach

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(DE) (49.18.30 N 10.38.30 E)

General: AKA Ansbach-Katterbach. Fliegerhorst. 35 km southwest of Nürnberg. 4.5 km east northeast of Schloss Ansbach.

History:

1935 – Construction of the military airfield commenced.

1938 – Completion of the military airfield.

Dimensions: 1190m x 823m

Infrastructure: Five or more hangers and numerous barracks on the north and west sides. Paved ramps, apron and perimeter tracks. Dispersal to west south and east or airfield. Airfield served by rail branch line.

Remarks: Codename “Altvater”. Allied code R45.

Operational Units: Stab./KG 53 (1 May 1939 – 3 Feb 1940); 1(F)./123 (Aug – Oct 1939); I./KG 53 (15 Sep 1939 – 6 Feb 1940 and Dec 1941 – Jan 1942); Stab./KG 2 (Feb – 10 May 1940); II./KG 2 (30 Apr – 10 May 1940); FFS C 15 (satellite airfield Jun 1941- 18 Feb 1942 and 30 Jun 1942 – 15 Jan 1943); II./KG 77 (Sep 1941 – Jan 1942); IV./KG 6 (14 Oct 1941 - ??? 1943); III./KG 53 (Jan – 15 Jul 1942); I./KG 76 (17 Mar – 16 May 1943); Stab. and I./ZG 76 (Aug 1943 – 25 Apr 1944); II./ZG 76 (10 Apr – 25 Apr 1944); JG z.b.V (20 Apr – May 1944); III./JG 3 (20 May – 6 Jun 1944); IV./ JG 3 (21 Jun – 6 Jul 1944); EJGr.Süd (Jun – 20 Jun 1944); Stab./JG 4 (15 Jun – 20 Jun 1944); Stab./JG 300 (10 Jul – 12 Jul 1944); 3./EKG(J) (Feb – Mar 1945)

Station Commands: Koflug Ansbach (1 Jul 1939 – Mar 1941); Koflug 6/XIII (Mar 1941 – Feb 1943)

Station Units Fl.H.Kdtr. A(o) 15/XII (Apr – Jun 1944); Fl.H.Kdtr. A(o) 31/VII (Jun 1944 – May 1945)

References

    Fliegerhortkommandaturen un Flugplätze der Deutschen Luftwaffe 1939- 45 - Mattiello/Streit.

    Fliegerhorst und Einsatzhafen der Luftwaffe - Ries & Dierich

    Flugplätze der Luftwaffe 1934-1945, Lexicon aller Flugplätze von A-Z - Jürgen Zapf

    Germany, List of Air bases – correct to 21.11.41 (A.I.2b).

    site:http://www.ww2.dk/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katterbach_Kaserne

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Landing_Ground#.22R.22_Fields

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