Bitburg Air Base

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Bitburg Air Base
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Located near Bitburg, Germany
Bitburg Air Base looking south-west 1988.JPEG
Bitburg Air Base, 1988
Bitburg AB is located in Germany
Bitburg AB
Bitburg AB
Coordinates 49°56′43″N 006°33′54″E / 49.94528°N 6.56500°E / 49.94528; 6.56500
Type Air Force Base
Site information
Controlled by United States Air Force
Site history
Built 1952
In use 1952-1994
Garrison information
Garrison 36th Tactical Fighter Wing

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Notable appearances in media[edit]

Bitburg Air Base was featured in the 1981 documentary 'The Wing: Documentary of the F-15.'


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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  • Martin, Patrick (1994). Tail Code: The Complete History of USAF Tactical Aircraft Tail Code Markings. Schiffer Military Aviation History. ISBN 0-88740-513-4.
  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • Menard, David W. (1998). Before Centuries: USAFE Fighters, 1948-1959. Schiffer Military Books ISBN 1-57427-079-6
  • Mueller, Robert (1989). Active Air Force Bases Within the United States of America on 17 September 1982. USAF Reference Series, Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-53-6
  • Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947-1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.
  • Rogers, Brian (2005). United States Air Force Unit Designations Since 1978. Hinkley, England: Midland Publications. ISBN 1-85780-197-0.
  • USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to present
  • Mindling, George and Bolton, Robert (2008). US Air Force Tactical Missiles 1949-1969 The Pioneers. Lulu Press ISBN 978-0-557-00029-6.

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