1) How long has the air base existed at the Fürstenfeldbruck location?

Star­ting in 1935, nume­rous aut­ar­chic air bases were built as part of the Natio­nal Socia­list arma­ment. The Luft­kriegs­schu­le Four in Fürs­ten­feld­bruck – a pres­ti­gious mili­ta­ry object.

On April 29, 1945, the Ame­ri­can army libe­ra­ted Fürs­ten­feld­bruck from Nazi rule and used the air base as an air­port for ope­ra­ti­ons and sup­plies. From 1953 on, “Fursty” was an important trai­ning cen­ter for the USA and other NATO coun­tries. On Decem­ber 14, 1957, the air base was offi­cial­ly han­ded over to the Ger­man Air For­ce. Fürs­ten­feld­bruck is still the cen­tral trai­ning cen­ter for young offi­cers of the Ger­man Air Force.

With the aban­don­ment of mili­ta­ry use at the air base, not only an almost 80-year-old avia­ti­on tra­di­ti­on but also an equal­ly long com­mon histo­ry of the loca­ti­on and the city of Fürs­ten­feld­bruck comes to an end.

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Chro­ni­cle of the Air Base