Woensdrecht: Air Base

Bergen op Zoom, Vliegbasis Woensdrecht

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CoordinatesN512656 E0042032 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 64 ft
Location indicatorEHWO
Map with location of Woensdrecht Air Base, Netherlands
The history of the Cold War airfields: Woensdrecht
by Bert Kondruss

During the Cold War


Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu) base

In the 1950s


Woensdrecht surrounding airways and restricted areas in 1956
Woensdrecht surrounding airways and restricted areas in 1956 - The square with the "V" below at Vlissingen marks a VHF direction finder


Red identification beacon with ident "WO"

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 345.0 "PHD"

Radio communication

  • Homer 117.9
  • Tower 117.9, 121.5

During the 1960s


  • 07L/25R: 2149 m x 23 m
  • 07R/25L: 2441 m x 45 m

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 345 "WDT", at field

Radio communication

  • Woensdrecht Approach Control 362.3, 117.9
  • Woensdrecht Tower 117.9, 136.35, 257.8, 357.1

In the 1970s


Woensdrecht Air Base, Netherlands, on a map 1972
Woensdrecht Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 (Source: ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin)

During the 1980s


  • 07L/25R: 2115 m x 23 m Asphalt
  • 07R/25L: 2442 m x 45 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

  • TACAN: CH 97 "WDT", at field


NATO tank farm 5WOD, approx. 3 km northeast of the field, has been demolished.

Airfields in the vicinity

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