Wildenrath smokers from the 19th and 92nd Squadron

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Wildenrath smokers from the 19th and 92nd Squadron

Post by awacs »

Hello there,

Scanned some old spooks back in the Wildenrath days from 19 & 92 Squadron.
Maybe more people got some old slides or negs from this super base in Germany.
Don't hesitate to fill me in with you're pictures you shot or bought which considers the Wildenrath era.

Here is a start

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McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.2/No. 92 Squadron, AN, XV464 by Reinier Bergsma, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.2/No. 92 Squadron, AN, XV464 by Reinier Bergsma, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.2/No. 92 Squadron, AN, XV464 by Reinier Bergsma, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.2/No. 92 Squadron, N, XT899 by Reinier Bergsma, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.2/No. 92 Squadron, AN, XV464 by Reinier Bergsma, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.2/No. 19 Squadron, XT899, 1915-1991,B by Reinier Bergsma, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.2/No. 19 Squadron, Xv404, AA by Reinier Bergsma, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.2/No. 19 Squadron, XV493,F by Reinier Bergsma, on Flickr

Some more nostalgia at my Flickr page and do post some more of this former RAFG base.
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Re: Wildenrath smokers from the 19th and 92nd Squadron

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Gone are the days... :cry:
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Aaaahh Wildenrath. Where I lost my heart to the RAF. :wink:

Two Phantoms of RAF 92 sq:

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Due to runway reconstruction at RAFG Laarbruch, 20 sqn was temporaly based at RAFG Wildenrath in august 1987.
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Jaaa, Wildenrath....nice! I can REALLY recommend visiting the airbase remains today! It's great to reminisce while walking around old aprons, hangars and runwaysections that were once witness to a great variety of cold war aircraft... :!: 8)

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Some off-topic bonus pics from Wildenrath 8)
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Is Wildenrath accessible??
I heard there was a railway testtrack from Siemens. I assumed you cannot walk around there.

Cant wait to walk around there. So many times standing along the fence there , but never been onbase.
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I remember seeing 12 35 FTW F-4G here on the day they departed for home on the last day in September 1981 from Wildenrath.Also 24 49 TFW F-4Es from Ramstein 2 days prior to this.Those were definatly the days to be in Germany!.
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Post by Stephan Lodewijks »

The westside of the base is accessable on foot (take the blue-highlighted road in top of the picture, and park your car at the end of that road, it's quite near the big hangar).

Part of runway 09 is still there, with some derelict taxiways, approachlights, a big hangar, several aprons and disperals etc. I managed to sneak in with my car 2004 via a dirtroad south of the old southwesterly shelter area, but I don't know if this still is an option. (if you want to try this, take the dirt road that I highlighted in blue in the lower part of the picture).

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Good luck! Let me know if you enjoyed your visit! 8)

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On the oher side there is still one shelter. When the nearby gate is open (for golfers) it's possible to touch it.

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Re: Wildenrath smokers from the 19th and 92nd Squadron

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Just a suggestion to adjust the the topic of this thread.
Those days, RAF Phantoms were easily distinguished from USAF and Luftwaffe F-4s because they did not smoke.
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thank you Stephan and pipichantal!
I have family not too far from Wildenrath. I really want to visit this site, take the children, and go for a stroll. Besides, its a lovely area, but the last time i've been there was in 1990.
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one for now
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Ergo01 wrote:Just a suggestion to adjust the the topic of this thread.
Those days, RAF Phantoms were easily distinguished from USAF and Luftwaffe F-4s because they did not smoke.
Exept for the F4J's they did smoke a lot.....
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Very nics shots!

Bring back those good memories of a nice airbase to spot RAF Phantoms!!
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