FEL (ETSF)

CLOSED Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base
Fürstenfeldbruck, Bavaria, Germany

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According to a problem report: "The airport is now used by BMW for automotive purposes, among other things."

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Lebanon crisis of 1958, 11th Airborne /24th inf div. departu

This was the place where troops from these two US Army units departed Germany for operation Blue Bat. Largest NATO/ US operation between the Korean war and the Viet Nam war

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History

This base figured prominently in 20th-century history. It was the primary pilot training centre for the Luftwaffe during World War II, and later, the site of the Munich massacre at the 1972 Olympic games:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_massacre


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