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USAr Finthen

Last modified: 27 Jul 2017, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Germany    Region: RP

Locale: Mains

Latitude: 49° 58' 9" N     Longitude: 8° 9' 44" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

   
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Former Finthen Army Airfield. Manned by French army air force after WW2 and then taken over by US Army.
-1958: US 41st Transport Btn and 245th Transport Coy moved in from Mannheim supporting the 7th Army units.
-1959: 91st Transportation Coy.
-1963: reassigned A-Coy 8th Aviation Btn.
-1965: US Army 8th Aviation Btn operating CH-34s, UH-1Bs and OH-13s
-1968: 295th Aviation Coy (Heavy Helo) operating CH-54As and its support unit, 326th Transportation Det.
-1974 205th Assault Support Helo Company (1974-1988) operating Chinook CH-47A's.and UH-1Hs.
-1983 USAFE 7th Weather Sqn Det 12

Demolished Nike Ajax missile site at grid 4957'16"N 810'40"E
Active TENCAP site at grid 4958'8"N 8 9'43"E

CH-47 Chinook http://www.combataircraft.com/aircraft/hch47.aspx
Photos http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/9700969.jpg
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Finthen AAF closed 1991. Part of the airfield is now being used as a military training area and another part is being used for SIGINT purposes.

See: US Joint Forces Griesheim

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