Daugavpils: Air Base

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CoordinatesN555632 E0264006 (WGS84) Google Maps
Map with location of Daugavpils Air Base
The history of the Cold War airfields: Daugavpils
by Bert Kondruss

General

Daugavpils is located in the southeast of Latvia. The airfield is located 10 km northeast of the city center. During the Cold War, Daugavpils was an air base of the Soviet Air Force.

During the Cold War

Usage

Soviet Air Force base.

Situation

Units

Occupation by Soviet units (courtesy of "Unter dem Radar"):
  • October 1951 - 1960: Fighter Regiment (MiG-15, MiG-19),
  • 1960 - 1977: Fighter Regiment of the Air Defense (MiG-19, Yak-25, Yak-28P),
  • 1977 - 1981: Fighter Regiment (Yak-28P),
  • 1981 - 1993: Fighter Bomber Regiment (MiG-27M, K, MiG-23UB)

History

  • March 1966
    The CIA counts at the airfield at least 40 small aircraft.
    Source: /CIA/

Today

Usage

Airfield.
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