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Airbases in Poland 1939

Discussion in 'Prelude to War & Poland 1939' started by Fred 41, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Fred 41

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    I'm looking for a map of the airbases of the Poland Air force at the beginning of the War.

    Any idea ?

    Thanx !
     
  2. whodunit

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  3. sniper1946

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    removed as not useful...here is one ,Bydgoszcz Airfield
     
  4. sniper1946

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    hopefully it assists to find what your looking for,ray.. Poland
     
  5. whodunit

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    quite so,it was posted for info? and possible research to each base for anything related,apologies,then,ray..:eek:
     
  7. whodunit

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    nah, it's ok, but there are still some that were used during ww2. still, there are lot of which lack in the list.
     
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    not a problem,we can but only try! I found this which has numerous airfields/bases and a few are polish,and in that time frame,fingers crossed useful,ray..

    Me 163B airfields
     
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    That might interest you.

    The list of Luftwaffe airbases in Poland 1939-1945. It has the locations given.

     
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    you earned my salute for good find,ray..
     
  12. whodunit

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    :D thanks.

    anyway, some (if not most) of these airbases don't exist anymore. I know that 3 fors sure, but I don't know a lot about airforce of that time.

    I still keep lookin, though.
     
  13. whodunit

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    HA! (I will translate descriptions later because 1) I need to find out what these things mean in Polish 2) I need to rush to work, or else my students will leave the school before I come ;) )

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  14. whodunit

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    There was a seaplanes harbour in my hometown before the ww2. It was destroyed during the first week of battles. Germans wanted to create a tropedo research facility.

    Here are some photos:
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  15. Pajorek

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    May help with translations ;)

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    1) Airports subsidized by the LOPP (pl. Liga Obrony Powietrznej i Przeciwgazowej) (en. The Airborne and Antigas Defence League) check out Wikipedia --> Airborne and Antigas Defence League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    2) LOPP Airports opened for public traffic
    3) LOPP Airports given to the Ministry of Communications (I'm not sure with this one) or to the Ministry of Military Affairs
    4) LOPP Airports
    5) Private Airports
    6) Airports closed for public traffic
     
  16. Peisander

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    Just from curiousity Whodunnit are we still talking of the area around Grief / Rugen etc?

    The Germans had such a base next to Bug isthmus on the sheltered side on the west side of Rugen. In the war it was home to III/KG200 seaplane unit with BV138 IIRC. They also tested torpedoes there.

    Furthermore there is a forum for WW1 aviation buffs:

    The Aerodrome Forum
     
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  18. Fred Wilson

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    Rats. The War and Game website has gone down and the Wayback Machine doesn't have that page archived.

    I have this info somewhere. I will edit it in when I find it.

    I thought it was at: http://www.polandinexile.com/airforce01.htm

    Found it! Via PAF Resources at: http://www.ww2f.com/topic/55699-ww2-polish-air-force-paf-information-resources/

    At: http://www.polishairforce.pl/menuwrzesien.html
    From: http://www.polishairforce.pl/dywiii5dowodcy.html

    [SIZE=10pt]Airports - 151 squadron.[/SIZE]

    Airport: From - To
    Vilnius-Porubanek ??. 11.1937 08/24/1939
    Jašiūnai (pow. Wilno-Trotsky province. Wilno) * 08/24/1939 08/31/1939
    White (pow. Ostrowski, province. Mazowieckie) 08/31/1939 09/07/1939
    Ceranów (pow. Sokołowski, province. Mazowieckie) 09/07/1939 08/09/1939
    Adamków (pow. Brest Bug River, province. Poleskie) * 08/09/1939 09/11/1939
    Liliatyn (pow. Brzeżański, province. Tarnopol) * 09/11/1939 18/09/1939 (to evacuate)

    Airports - Command III / 5 Dyonu and 152 Fighter Squadron.

    Airport From To Vilnius-Porubanek ??. 11.1937 08/24/1939
    Jašiūnai (pow. Wilno-Trotsky province. Wilno) * 08/24/1939 08/31/1939
    Szpondowo (pow. Płoński, province. Mazowieckie) 08/31/1939 05/09/1939
    Kroczewo (pow. Płoński, province. Mazowieckie) 05/09/1939 09/06/1939
    Poniatow (pow. Legionowski, province. Mazowieckie) 09/06/1939 09/07/1939
    Wieruchów (pow. Warsaw West province. Mazowieckie) 09/07/1939 08/09/1939
    Bush (pow. Lublin, province. Lublin) 08/09/1939 09/10/1939
    Zielonka (pow. Wołomiński, province. Mazowieckie) 09/10/1939 09/11/1939
    Wielgolas (pow. Minsk, province. Mazowieckie) 09/11/1939 12/09/1939
    Adamków (pow. Brest Bug River, province. Poleskie) * 12/09/1939 13/09/1939
    Ostrożec (pow. Dubieński, province. Wołyńskie) * 13/09/1939 09/14/1939
    Liliatyn (pow. Brzeżański, province. Tarnopol) * 09/14/1939 18/09/1939 (to evacuate)

    From: Poland 1939: The Birth of Blitzkrieg by Steven J. Zaloga
    "The only airfield attacked in force by the Luftwaffe, Rakowice near Krakow, lost 28 unserviceable aircraft that could not be flown out the day before.
    ... The Polish Air Force on 2 September 1939 had a front-line strength of only 397 combat aircraft...."
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    Polish Air Force order of battle in 1939
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_Air_Force_order_of_battle_in_1939
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opposing_forces_in_the_Polish_September_Campaign#Polish_Air_Force
     
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    This is what you are looking for
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