Luftwaffe Use Of Autobahns For Runways - Germany 1945

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Richard Stone
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Luftwaffe Use Of Autobahns For Runways - Germany 1945

Post by Richard Stone » 13 Sep 2023 19:55

The attached short article discusses the Luftwaffe use of sections of the autobahn as runways during the closing months of the European campaign.

This copy of the article was printed in the May 1947 edition of the USA professional military reference magazine ‘Military Review’. The original was printed in the USA professional military reference magazine ‘The Military Engineer’.

I posted this article in the site section ‘WW2 in the Western Europe & the Atlantic'. I’ve reposted it here to aid researchers of the Luftwaffe.

Combat Notes - Mil Review May 1947 - Autobahn Airfield-1.png
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Re: Luftwaffe Use Of Autobahns For Runways - Germany 1945

Post by ewest89 » 13 Sep 2023 20:07

Thank you for posting this. I have read that some autobahn runway sections were painted green to convince observers in the air that grass had overgrown certain sections.

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