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USSR Wittstock

Last modified: 25 Jun 2013, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Germany    Region: BBG

Locale: Wittstock

Latitude: 53° 12' 15" N     Longitude: 12° 32' 31" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

   
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Former USSR airbase Wittstock (Brandenburg) was home to 71 GvIAK (Air Army North Corps) directly under 16. VA command
The base was equipped with nuclear weapon shelters types 641 and Granit 1 & 2
Other units: 33 IAP operating MiG-29, MiG-29UB, MiG-23UB
Closed after return of Russian forces

Notice: radarsite W of base near Biesen at grid 5311'44"N 1228'24"E ;
SAMsite near Wernikow ;
ammostorage E of base near Griebsee at grid 5312'4"N 1239'35"E

Current status: used for rallye and dragracing; further unknown

Website with many pictures of the Russian withdrawal:
http://www.luftfahrt-eisenach.de/ddr-luftfahrtforum/magic_viewtopic.php?f=87&t=690

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