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Hangelar - Bonn, Germany

Target Category: Airfield -  
Opened in 1912, the airfield was used in World War I, tasked with protecting the Rhine bridges and transportation facilities of Cologne and Bonn. After the war, the airfield was occupied by Canadian and British troops. In 1920, the British were replaced by French colonial troops. The airfield became a popular glider field. In 1926, the French left and the powered-flight began again. In 1930, the airship Graf Zeppelin landed, watched by 150,000 people. In 1937, it became a Luftwaffe base with the extending of the runway and the building barracks. During the war, the airfield hosts both day and night fighters, of which the best known is the group I of Jagdgeschwader (JG), the "Wilde Sau". On 21 March 1945, American forces occupied the field, the facilities of which had been destroyed by the retreating Germans. The first event after the war was in 1951 with a model airplane competition. http://www.edkb.de/geschichte_f.htm
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MISSIONS TO TARGET - Click on date to open a new browser tab
1944-04-26 8th AF 319
1945-01-10 8th AF 789
1945-01-10 8th AF 789
1945-01-10 8th AF 789
1945-01-10 8th AF 789