Dedelstorf

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(DE) (52.42.44 N 10.30.10 E)

General: Einsatzhafen. 47 Km north of Braunschweig.

History: 1935 – site leased.

1936 – construction started.

1937 – railway siding added.

28 Feb 1945 – 15./SG 151 reported as located here with elements operational under Fl.D. 4.[1]

15 Mar 1945 – airfield attacked by a solitary B-17.

Apr – 1945 – various buildings and installations blown up by German troops.

4 Apr 1945 – airfield attacked by B-17s.

10 Apr 1945 – Development of airfield to operate Me 262 jets to be stopped at once.[2]

14 Apr 1945 – US troops arrived at Dedelsdorf.

Dimensions: 1370m x 914m.

Runway: Grass

Infrastructure: Dispersals to the NW and SW of the landing ground. Hangers, barracks, motor transport pool and other buildings on the north eastern perimeter of the airfield. Ammunition dump located on the northwestern perimeter of the landing ground.

Remarks: Codename “Düna”

Operational Units: I./ KG 55 (31 Aug – 2 Sep 1939); II./LG 1 (1 May -19 May 1940); Stab II./KG 200 (May 1944); I./KG 66 (Sep – Oct 1944?); 4./SG104 (Oct 1944 – Feb 1945); I./ JG 11 (Nov – Dec 1944); 15./SG 151 (Feb – 10 Mar 1945); IV./ JG 26 (5 Apr – 10 Apr 1945).

Station Units Fliegerhorst-Kommandantur Dedelsdorf (?)

References

  1. Ultra T475/46
  2. Ultra T 516/3

Fliegerhorst und Einsatzhafen der Luftwaffe - Ries & Dierich

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

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