Nörvenich Air Base

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Nörvenich Air Base

Advanced Landing Ground Y-58

Fliegerhorst Nörvenich
Fliegerhorstzufahrt Boelcke.jpg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
LocationNörvenich, Germany
Elevation AMSL386 ft / 117 m
Coordinates50°49′54″N 006°39′30″E / 50.83167°N 6.65833°E / 50.83167; 6.65833 (Nörvenich AB)
Map
Nörvenich Air Base is located in Germany
Nörvenich Air Base
Nörvenich Air Base
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 8,048 2,439 ASP

Nörvenich Air Base (Fliegerhorst Nörvenich) is a German Air Force air base in Germany (ICAO: ETNN).

It is the home of Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 31 "Boelcke". The squadron flies the Eurofighter Typhoon.

History[edit]

It was built for the RAF Germany in 1952 and opened in August 1954. In 1958, the Jagdbombergeschwader 31 (Fighter-Bomber Wing 31; abbreviated as: JaBoG 31) based at Nörvenich, was the first German fighter-bomber wing to use the U.S.-built Republic F-84F Thunderstreak of the United States Air Force. In January 1959, this squadron was the first German Air Force wing to be assigned to NATO. In 1961 it was the first wing to use Lockheed F-104 Starfighters. The first "Tornado" (Panavia PA 200) started in July 1983 from the air base. Since June 2010 the squadron have been flying Eurofighter Typhoons.

References[edit]

  • FNörvenich Air Base
  • 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.

External links[edit]

Media related to Nörvenich Air Base at Wikimedia Commons