(DK) (56 18 15 N – 10 37 40 E)
: operational airfield (Einsatzhafen) in E Denmark 30 km NE of Aarhus, 12 km NNW of Ebeltoft and 3.5 km W of Tirstrup village. Rated for bombers.
: construction began at the beginning of 1944 and the landing strip and the concrete runway were serviceable by Aug 44. Development of the dispersals was still underway at the end of Dec 44.
: see below under Surface and Runways.
Surface and Runways
: North landing area – leveled grass surface measuring approx. 1235x 230 meters (1350 x 250 yards); South landing area – leveled grass surface measuringapprox. 2010 x 275 meters (2200 x 300 yards) with a single 2010 x 60 meter (2200 x 65yard) concrete runway aligned E/W. Paved and unpaved taxiways connected the dispersal areas to the concrete runway and to the landing strip in the North landing area. Equippedwith a beam approach system.
Fuel and Ammunition
: fuel available. The ammunition dump was 2.5 km SE of the landingarea in a heavily wooded area.
Infrastructure: had 1 medium hangar with a paved apron in the South dispersal area. Thestation HQ and barrack huts were in the village of Stabrand 1.2 km N of the North landing
Luftwaffe Airfields 1935-45
area and a few more barrack huts were in the South dispersal area. Personnel were alsoaccommodated in Tirstrup village and in local farms. The nearest rail connection was inKolind, 7.5 km NNW of the airfield.
: the 2 dispersals – North and South – had a total of 32 large open and 16+ smallopen aircraft shelters at the end of Dec 44.
: detachment of II./NJG 3 (Sep-Oct 44); II./KG 200 (Jan-May 45).
Reserve Training & Replacement Units
: III./Erg.KG 1 (Apr-May 45)?
: Flugplatzkdo. A Tirstrup (Denmark) first mentioned c. 1 Mar 44 (FpN L
60625 entered 14 Mar 44); Flugplatzkdo. Tirstrup of Fl.H.Kdtr. A(o) 102/XI Grove (Apr 44 –
c.Dec 44); Fl.H.Kdtr. E(v) 218/XI (c.Nov 44 – May 45).
(on various dates – not complete): Wetterberatungsstelle(o) Tirstrup (8 May
45); Werft-Kdo. Tirstrup (8 May 45); 26. Flugzeug-Wartungs-Kp. (part) (8 May 45);
Traktorenzug d.Lw. 4/XI (8 May 45); Ldssch.Zug d.Lw. 111/VII (8 May 45), Ldssch.Zug
d.Lw. 165/XI (8 May 45), Ldssch.Zug d.Lw. 271/XI (8 May 45).