Riga: Seaplane Base

Rīga

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The history of the Cold War airfields: Riga
by Bert Kondruss
Coordinates: N565950 E0241113 (WGS84) Google Maps

Location

Map with location of Riga Seaplane Base

General

The capital Riga is located in the center of Latvia. The seaplane base was in the northeast of the city, at the southwestern corner of the Ķīšezers lake. Today, the base is closed.

During the Cold War

Situation

Riga Seaplane Base 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/)

Overview

The seaplane base on a CIA sketch from 1963 - Source: CIA

History

  • October 1957
    US agencies count 8 aircraft at the seaplane station.
    Source: /CIA/

Today

Usage

Closed.

Airfields in the vicinity

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