Herzogenaurach

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(DE) (49.34.45 N 10.54.45 E)


General: 18 Km North-Northwest of Nürnberg. 2 km east of the city centre.


History:

1934 – work started on a civil emergency landing ground.


Mar 1936 – Student pilot course from Gablingen.


1943 – 1944 various Nahaufklärungsgruppen stationed at Herzogenaurach.


25 Feb 1943 – Allied air attack on the town, only a couple of bombs hit the airfield.


Mar 1943 I./JG 104 formed here.


16 Apr 1945 – US forces occupied the airfield. (Only one hanger and two wooden barrack buildings had been destroyed)


Dimensions: 670 m (N/S) x 915 m E/W.


Runway:Grass with brick core.


Infrastructure: Buildings to the north-west of the landing ground – 3 hangers, 1 repair hanger and barracks. Dispersal areas to the north-east of the landing ground and to the south west of the main airfield buildings.

Remarks: Allied code R 29.


Operational Units: II./ JG 135 (Oct – Nov 1938); I./JG 333 (Nov 1938 – May 1939); I./ JG 54 (May 1939 and Sep – Nov 1939); JG 70 (Jul – Sep 1939); 4./ Erg. Jgr Merseberge (Sep – Nov 1939); 4./JFS 4 (Jan – Aug 1941 and Mar 1942); Stab./ St.G. 3 (Dec 1942 – Jun 1943); I./ St.G. 3 (Dec 1942 – Feb 1943); II./ St.G. 3 (Apr – Jun 1943); 1./NAGr. 12 (Apr – Oct 1943); 2./NAGr. 12 (Apr – Nov 1943); 3./NAGr 12 (Mar – Aug 1943); NAGr 5 (Sep 1943 – Jan 1944); I./JG 104 (20 Mar 1943 – 28 Apr 1944); Stab./ NAGr 8 (Nov 1943 – Jul 1944); 11./13 (Feb 1944); I./ JG 5 (Feb – Jun 1944); 1./ NAGr 8 (Feb – Jul 1944); 3./ NAGr 14 (Apr – Jun 1944); I./ JG 300 (Jun – Jul 1944); Stab./ NAGr 6 (Sep – Nov 1944); 1. & 2./NAGr 6 (Sep – Dec 1944); 1./ NAGr 1 (Oct 1944 – Mar 1945)


Station Commands: Fl. H. Kdtr. Herogenaurach (1939 - ??) ; Fl. H. Kdtr. A (o) 13/XII (Apr – Jun 1944) Fl. H. Kdtr. A (o) 29/VII (Jun 1944 – May 1945)

References

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

    Fliegerhorst und Einsatzhafen der Luftwaffe - Ries & Dierich

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

    http://www.ww2.dk/

    http://www.herzogenaurach.de/de/wirtschaft-und-umwelt/herzo-base/fliegerhorst-1934-1945.html

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