Fürth Airfield

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Fürth Airfield (R-28)
Fliegerhorst Fürth
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Bavaria, Germany

Furth Airfield is located in Germany
Furth Airfield
Furth Airfield
Furth Airfield (Germany)
Coordinates 49°29′49″N 010°57′26″E / 49.49694°N 10.95722°E / 49.49694; 10.95722
Type Military airfield
Site history
Built by Balkenkreuz.svg  Luftwaffe
In use 1939-1945 (Luftwaffe)
1945-1947 (United States Army Air Forces)

Fürth Airfield is a former military airfield located in Germany about 2 miles north-northeast of Fürth (Bavaria); approximately 200 miles south-southwest of Berlin.

The airfield was used during World War II by the German Luftwaffe as a combat airfield. It was seized in early April 1945 by the United States Army and used as a Ninth Air Force combat airfield until the end of the war in Europe. After the war "Army Airfield Station Fürth" was established at the airfield, being closed in June 1947.

Today, the airfield is abandoned and parts of the facility remains undeveloped as a relic.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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