(GER) (a.k.a. Schönstadt) (50 54 50 N – 08 52 40 E)
General: operational airfield (Einsatzhafen I) in Hesse 14 km NE of Marburg, 4.8 km NE of Schönstadt and 2.4 km ESE of Bracht.
History: built 1936-37. Used mainly for glider training and during the attack on France and the Low Countries, then dormant until 1944 when improvements were made to convert it into a base for fighters.
Dimensions: approx. 960 x 825 meters (1,050 x 900 yards).
Runway: grass surface.
Infrastructure: had a number of long buildings off the SW corner that were probably workshops, and a small group of buildings off the center of the W boundary that were probably barracks. Airfield was served by a branch rail line.
Dispersal: 8 medium open aircraft shelters off the N boundary and further parking around a woods off the NE corner in Sep 44.
Operational Units: III./KG 28 (Mar-Jun 40).
Station Units (on various dates – not complete): none identified.