Wittmundhafen Air Base

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Wittmundhafen Air Base
Fliegerhorst Wittmundhafen
F-86 - F-104 Wittmundhaven.JPEG
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator German Air Force
Location Wittmund
Elevation AMSL  ft / 8 m
Coordinates 53°32′52″N 007°40′02″E / 53.54778°N 7.66722°E / 53.54778; 7.66722Coordinates: 53°32′52″N 007°40′02″E / 53.54778°N 7.66722°E / 53.54778; 7.66722
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 2,440 Asphalt

Wittmundhafen Air Base (Fliegerhorst Wittmundhafen in Germany) is a military air base in Germany. It is home to the Tactical Wing 71 (JG 71 for short, Fighter Wing 71 in English) of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). Since May 1974 the F-4F Phantom II was operated from the base. German F-4F Phantoms at the base were retired on 29 June 2013. During 2013 JG 71 transitioned to the new 20 plus Eurofighter Typhoon.JG-71 was re-named TLwG-71 (Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader or Tactical Air Wing) at some point prior to the end of 2014. Prior to May 1974,JG-71 operated the F-104G Starfighter. Up to the mid/late-1980s JG-71 (as well as each Luftwaffe wing) operated a handful (usually 4) of DO-28D The base currently stores all former F4F phantoms of the German airforce.