Jever Air Base

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Jever Air Base
Roundel of the German Air Force (with Border).svg
RAF Jever
Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) B-117
FliegerhorstJever1986.jpg
Fliegerhorst Jever in 1986
Coordinates 53°32′02″N 007°53′05″E / 53.53389°N 7.88472°E / 53.53389; 7.88472 (Jever Air Base)
Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by Bundeswehrkreuz (Iron Cross) German Air Force
Site history
In use 1936–Present
Battles/wars World War II
Garrison information
Occupants
Airfield information
Summary
Elevation AMSL 24 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 53°32′02″N 007°53′05″E / 53.53389°N 7.88472°E / 53.53389; 7.88472Coordinates: 53°32′02″N 007°53′05″E / 53.53389°N 7.88472°E / 53.53389; 7.88472
Map
ETNJ is located in Lower Saxony
ETNJ
ETNJ
Location of Jever Air Base
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 8,184 2,480 Concrete

Jever Air Base is a German Air Force military air base, located 4.3 km west-southwest of Schortens in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the home of parts of the German Air Force Regiment.

History[edit]

The airfield was originally opened in 1936 for the Luftwaffe. It was seized during World War II by the British Army in April 1945 and taken over by the Royal Air Force. It was designated as Advanced Landing Ground B-117 Jever.

It was later designated RAF Jever and used by the Royal Air Force beginning in 1952 as part of the Cold War British Forces in West Germany. RAF units assigned were:

In 1961 the base was returned to the control of the German Air Force and became a NATO Air Base.

References[edit]

  • Military Airfield Directory Jever Airbase
  • Johnson, David C. (1988), U.S. Army Air Forces Continental Airfields (ETO), D-Day to V-E Day; Research Division, USAF Historical Research Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

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