Jelgava: Airfield

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CoordinatesN564022 E0234050 (WGS84) Google Maps
Map with location of Jelgava Air Base
The history of the Cold War airfields: Jelgava
by Bert Kondruss

During the Cold War

Usage

Soviet Air Force base.

Situation

Jelgava Airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1973 - (ONC D-3 (1973), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

Runways

  • 09/27: 2500 m

Radio communication

Call sign: Ноготок

Units

Occupation by Soviet units (courtesy of "Unter dem Radar"):
  • 09 May 45 - ???: Fighter Regiment of the Air Defense (Yak-7b, Yak-9, P-40)
  • June 1945 - January 1946: HQ Fighter Division with Fighter Regiment (Yak-9)
  • 1946 - April 1955: HQ of a Ground Attack Division
  • April 1955 - July 1956: Fighter Bomber Division
  • 1946 - July 1956: at least two ground-attack regiments (Il-10, MiG-15)
  • 1979 - 1992: one independent helicopter squadron electronic warfare (Mi-8, Mi-8PPA, Mi-8SMW, Mi-9)

History

  • October 1957
    US agencies count about 45... 50 aircraft on the airfield, most of them probably MiG-15 FAGOT.
    Source: /CIA/
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