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Old 23rd September 2006, 01:09
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NOMENCLATURE OF LUTWAFFE AIR BASES in FRance

Can you help me ? I'm looking forward if the Lutwaffe had establissed an nomenclature of Air bases in France. I'm particularly interested in the designation of Nantes flugplatz between june 1940 and august 1944.
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Re: NOMENCLATURE OF LUTWAFFE AIR BASES in FRance

Gofridus,

Are you thinking the Germans gave each of their airfields a number like the USAAF did for its airfields? I have had a look through various books but cannot find any reference to a number system that the Luftwaffe used for its own airfields - and so I think they would be referred to only by place name. Alfred Price makes no mention of it in his books.
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Re: NOMENCLATURE OF LUTWAFFE AIR BASES in FRance

Hi,
Each Lw base had a covername and a number. Please see:
"Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhafen der Luftwaffe", K. Ries/W. Dierich, ISBN 3-613-01486-6. Attached is a sample from the map annexed to the book.
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Re: NOMENCLATURE OF LUTWAFFE AIR BASES in FRance

SES,
is it not more like a location-name and a cover-up number, instead of "a covername and a number"?
And is the "Tarnzahl" only assigned to NF bases, as in your quote?
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Re: NOMENCLATURE OF LUTWAFFE AIR BASES in FRance

Hi Chris,
Iaw the book I refered to there was a "cover-name" Decknahme for each airfield e.g. Grove was Isar. I'm not sure if only the NF bases had numbers, but I suspect that they all did.
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Re: NOMENCLATURE OF LUTWAFFE AIR BASES in FRance

SES,
thank you for clarifying that.
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Re: NOMENCLATURE OF LUTWAFFE AIR BASES in FRance

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Hi,
Each Lw base had a covername and a number. Please see:
"Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhafen der Luftwaffe", K. Ries/W. Dierich, ISBN 3-613-01486-6. Attached is a sample from the map annexed to the book.
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Hi SES. I think your attached list is not one of airfield code numbers, rather the numbers of the Fliegerhorstkommandantur (which could control a group of airfields).

Decrypted material usually referred to airfields by a three-digit number and the Allies gradually deduced which was which (helped because adjacent numbers were often close together on the map). Examples are:

Italy:
251 Viterbo
299 Castiglione del Lago
450 Osoppo
508 Bologna
562 Piacenza

France:
510 Montpellier
517 Toulouse
518 Toulouse-Francazal
532 Aix les Milles
536 Istres
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Re: NOMENCLATURE OF LUTWAFFE AIR BASES in FRance

The document on Tarnzahlen für Flugplätze issued for Feb 1945 by Luftflottenkommando Reich contains 4 digit numbers and there is at least a set of three numbers for each airfield. Som airfields have more options.

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Re: NOMENCLATURE OF LUTWAFFE AIR BASES in FRance

Nick,
I came across some four digit number for airfields in Germany in the HW5 files
1107 Vechta
1495 Bad Lippspringe
1680 Gütersloh
Also there were codes like
NABEF II./NJG.4
NADEF II./NJG.6
Do you know if these codes changed during the war? Or did a gruppe always had the same code?

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Re: NOMENCLATURE OF LUTWAFFE AIR BASES in FRance

All your answers were very interesting for me. I thank you very much. Well if you have a few other informations about
"Nantes Flugplatz", please can you continue to insert them in this forum.
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