Hahn Air Base

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Hahn Air Base
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Located near Kirchberg, Germany
General Dynamics F-16A Block 15 Fighting Falcons of the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing over Hahn Air Base. AF Ser. No. 80-0542 is visible in front
Hahn AB is located in Germany
Hahn AB
Hahn AB
Coordinates49°56′54″N 7°15′51″E / 49.94833°N 7.26417°E / 49.94833; 7.26417Coordinates: 49°56′54″N 7°15′51″E / 49.94833°N 7.26417°E / 49.94833; 7.26417
TypeAir Force Base
Site information
Controlled byUnited States Air Force
Site history
In use1952-1994
Garrison information
Garrison50th Fighter Wing

Hahn Air Base was a United States Air Force installation near Kirchberg Germany for over 40 years.[1] The major unit was the United States Air Force's 50th Fighter Wing during most of the years it was active.

It was originally built by French workers in 1951. In September 1952 the 7356th Air Base Group stood up and started to get the base ready for operational forces.

The 50th Fighter Bomber Wing deployed to Hahn from Clovis Air Force Base, New Mexico during Operation Fox Able 27 in August 1953.[citation needed] After name changes the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing was inactivated in 1991 after 35 years at Hahn.[2]

In September 1993, Hahn Air Base was turned over to the German Government. The USAF kept a radio communications site until it was deactivated in 2012.[3]

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