Luftwaffe Airfield Gütersloh - Air Photo World War II

Published: January 14, 2019
Luftwaffe Airfield Gütersloh - Air Photo World War II

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.

Photo-ID: HDTM04

Trolley Mission

This website tells the story of an extraordinary sightseeing tour of Germany at the end of the European War (Second World War). These “Trolley Missions” were low-level flights over Germany between 7 May 1945 and 12 May 1945. Sometimes these missions are also called “Low Level Mission”, “Low Level Tours” or “Cook’s Tours”. During these flights across Europe and Germany aerial photographs were taken showing the destruction of German cities.