F 9 Säve
|Kungliga Göta Flygflottilj|
|Garrison/HQ||Säve, Gothenburg Municipality|
Magnus Bång (1940-1948)
|Fighter||J 8, J 11, J 21, J 22, J 28B, J 29, J 34|
The decision to set up the air wing was made in 1936 to defend the import/export harbours on the west coast. The wing itself was not commissioned until October 1, 1940 and the airfield took until 1941 to complete.
In 1942 hangars and some of the base command were relocated inside large shelters blasted out of the rocks. Initially the shelter area was only 8,000 m² (72,000 sq ft.) but it was later extended to 22,000 m² (200,000 sq ft.) 30 m (100 ft) below ground level.
After yet only two years the J 28Bs were in turn replaced by the J 29. The 29 Tunnan did serve for over ten years until they were finally replaced by the J 34 where some units came from F 8 Barkarby and F 18 Tullinge.
The squadrons were gradually decommissioned one per year 1967-1969 until the wing itself was decommissioned on June 30, 1969.
The airfield later operated as Gothenburg City Airport.
The old rock shelters house the Aeroseum - a museum of flight and event centre.
- Webpage listing all air force squadrons in Sweden
- Aeroseum flight museum inside the old base shelter