Air Base Volkel (Fliegerhorst /B-80 Volkel)

This airbase was built by the Luftwaffe in 1940 and subsequently bombed by Allied forces. The following Luftwaffe units were stationed here in the period 1940-1945:

II./JG 26 with Focke Wulf Fw 190
III./JG 1 with Messerschmitt Bf 109
I./JG 3 (Bf 109)
II./JG 3 (Bf 109)
III./NJG 2 (Ju 88)
I./KG 6 with Junkers Ju 88 and Junkers Ju 188
II./KG-6 with Junkers Ju 88
6.(F)/123 (Div.)
Kommando Gotz with Arado 234
Einsatzkommando Schenck with Messerschmitt 262

It was renamed B-80 Volkel after the liberation of the region in 1944.

The airbase is still in use.

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