Essen-Mülheim

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(DE) ( 51.24.29 N 06.56.58 E)

General: 8 km south-west of Essen. Since 1932 classified as a Zollflughafen I. Flugplatz.

History:: In operational use Oct 1943 to Feb 1945.

24 Dec 1944 – heavily damaged.[1]

30 Dec 1944 – Ammunition stock requested for advance detatchment of II./KG 51 – supplies required for arrival of unit on 10 Jan 1945.[1]

31 Dec 1944 – Runway will not be ready by 06 Jan 1945 – II./KG 51 not expected to arrive until 10 Jan 1945.[2]

9 Jan 1945 completion of the runway by 10 Jan 1945 impossible due to snow.[3]

24 Mar 1945, ordered that the airfield be destroyed with all speed.[4]

Runway: 1600m x 80m [2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ultra T. T415/12
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ultra T. T415/67
  3. Ultra T.425/58
  4. Ultra T.498/96

Fliegerhorst und Einsatzhafen der Luftwaffe - Ries & Dierich

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

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