Probably the construction of Airfield Gütersloh began in 1935. The German Army and the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) were based on this airport. For example, there were based Ju 88 Nightfighters (Nachtjagdgeschwader). The airfield was captured by the US Army in April 1945 and designated as Advanced Landing Ground Y-99. Later the airfield was handed over to the Royal Air Force (RAF). On 30 June 1993, RAF transferred the airfield to the British Army. The air base became a British Army Garrison, called the Princess Royal Barracks, Gütersloh, a base for British Army helicopters, and Royal Logistic Corps Regiments.
This airfield was established in 1934. Between 1934 and 1945 the German Army and the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) were based on the air base. There were flying aircraft, for example, Junkers Ju 52, Junkers Ju 88, Heinkel He 111, and towards the final stages of World War II Messerschmitt Me 163 and Messerschmitt Me 262. In April 1945 the airfield was overrun by the British Army and subsequently used by the Royal Air Force. It was renamed first Airfield B 152 and later RAF Fassberg. During the Berlin Blockade RAF Fassberg played an important role as a hub for supplying the city. This aerial photo was taken on May 12, 1945. Today, the Fassberg Air Base is used by the German Army Aviation Corps.