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Old 31st March 2020, 10:48
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Thank you, Egbert. Sometimes it is necessary to bend the "rules" a bit in the interest of clarity. While many Europeans who might have occasion to look up Nordhorn would have at least some idea of where the German states (Länder) are located, very, very few have committed the NS Gäue and their locations to memory. Accordingly, I used the present day Länder to better help researchers locate the airfields. I make no apologies.

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No need for apologies. I also use the present day state names for identification purposes. Much easier. I just wanted to tease your fighting for Oldenburg and Niedersachsen vs Weser-Ems
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Old 31st March 2020, 17:37
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Re: Airfields of the Luftwaffe

Hello Mr. deZeng,

in a book I found the mention of Anholt airfield. I can't find it in the 'Luftwaffe Airfields 1935-45 Germany (1937 Borders)' document...
It was used by Messerschmitts of the 2./NJG 1 in 1940.

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Hello Timon,

Although Anholt was/is the name of towns in Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands, there was no airfield there between 1935 and 1945, according to all of the wartime and postwar German and Allied directories I have. The one in Germany is very close to the border, just 12.25 km E of Emmerich. There may have been a nice, level pasture or farm field there that could be used by a few Bf 109s at a time for take-offs and landings but had no facilities. A field like that would probably not get listed in the airfield directories.

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