Gutersloh Airport

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Gütersloh Air Base,
RAF Gütersloh
Princess Royal Barracks Gütersloh
Gütersloh Airport.jpg

51 ° 55 '22 "  N , 8 ° 18' 23"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 55 '22 "  N , 8 ° 18' 23"  E

Height above MSL 72 m (236  ft )
Transport links
Distance from the city center 4 km from Gutersloh
Street B513
approx. 8 km to the A2
Basic data
opening April 1937
closure 4th October 2013
operator British Army (last)
surface 308 ha
Start-and runway
09/27 (1990) 2252 m × 46 m asphalt

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The RAF Gütersloh (last IATA code GOOD , ICAO code ETUO until 1993 RAF Gütersloh ) was a military airport in North Rhine-Westphalia Gütersloh . The area is located in the northwest of the urban area and borders the urban area of Harsewinkel and the municipality of Herzebrock-Clarholz , 72  m above sea level. NN . At the beginning it was used by the Luftwaffe in World War II, after the end of the war by the RAF until 1993 and also civil for a while.

The airfield was built in the mid-1930s for the German Air Force . After brief use by the United States Army Air Forces in 1945, it was used by the British Royal Air Force between 1945 and 1993 . This handed him over to the British Army . They referred to it as the Princess Royal Barracks and used it for combat support units. In addition to logistics battalions and regiments one was here the last flying unit Heeresflieger - Regiment stationed.

The flight operations of the British Army Aviation were officially suspended on October 4, 2013 and the area was handed over to the BImA on November 3, 2016 after all military units had been withdrawn .



The following list gives a chronological overview of the main users:

  1. 1937–1945 Air Force
  2. 1945 US Army Air Forces
  3. 1945–1993 Royal Air Force
  4. 1993-2016 British Army (including Army Air Corps)
  5. Mid-1980s – 1993 companies ( Bertelsmann and Miele )
  6. 1994–2003 Flughafen Gütersloh GmbH

Air Force Air Base

Location on the edge of the urban area

In 1935 the construction of the airfield for the air force of the newly founded Wehrmacht began, the overburden - this was the highest Ice Age inland dune in Gütersloh - was used for the construction of the Reichsautobahn (today's A2 ). The airfield was opened in April 1937.

In May 1939 the II. Group of Kampfgeschwader 28 was set up here. In the winter of 1939/40, the II. Group of Kampfgeschwader 54 was set up , which took part in the air raid on Rotterdam on May 14, 1940 . The I. Group of Nachtjagdgeschwader 1 (I./NJG 1) was located here between June 1940 and March 1941 . In 1942 composed of the members who took Air Force founded LSV Gütersloh on Tschammerpokal part in football. From 1943 to 1945 units of the Reich Defense were stationed in Gütersloh, among other things, the night hunting officer Commodore Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer with his staff as well as the II. Group of the night fighter squadron 4 (II./NJG 4) lay here between November 1944 and March 1945 . In April 1944, the Allies carried out the first bombing raid on the airfield, others followed by the end of March 1945.

According to contemporary witnesses, the last two German planes took off on March 30, 1945 in the direction of Wunstorf . This obviously also included Schnaufer's replacement machine, a Bf 110, the pilot of which, however, crash-landed in the Kirchdornberg area after bomber fire. The remainder of a tail unit, "decorated" with all the kills, had been privately owned for decades and was auctioned in 2015.

The following table shows the complete list of all active flying units (excluding school and supplementary units) of the Luftwaffe of the Wehrmacht that were stationed here between 1937 and 1945.

From To unit equipment
April 1937 October 1938 IV./KG 254 (IV. Gruppe des Kampfgeschwader 254)
November 1938 April 1939 II./KG 254
May 1939 November 1939 II./KG 28 Heinkel He 111P
September 1939 February 1940 Bar / KG 54 Heinkel He 111P
November 1939 December 1939 I., II./JG 77 (I. and II. Group of Jagdgeschwader 77) Messerschmitt Bf 109E
February 1940 March 1940 I./KG 4 Heinkel He 111P
March 1940 April 1940 II./KG 27 Heinkel He 111P
May 1940 May 1940 II./ZG 1 (II. Group of Destroyer Squadron 1) Messerschmitt Bf 110
May 1940 May 1940 III./KG z. b. V. 1 (III. Group of the Combat Squadron for Special Use) Junkers Ju 52 / 3m
May 1940 May 1940 Enlightenment St. Fliegerdivision 7 (reconnaissance squadron of the 7th Fliegerdivision)
May 1940 June 1940 II./KG 54 Heinkel He 111P
July 1940 March 1941 I./NJG 1 (I. Group of the Night Fighter Squadron 1) Messerschmitt Bf 110, Dornier Do 17Z
November 1941 May 1942 III./KG 3 Dornier Do 17Z, Junkers Ju 88A
1941 1942 Transfer Kdo. Gutersloh
1942 1944 Air lock Mittle / Luftflottenkdo. rich
May 1944 August 1944 II./NJG 5 Messerschmitt Bf 110F-4
June 1944 June 1944 II./JG 2 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6
July 1944 July 1944 I./JG 3 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6
August 1944 August 1944 II./NJG 3 Junkers Ju 88G-1
September 1944 October 1944 II./JG 27 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6, Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14
September 1944 November 1944 III./NJG 2 Junkers Ju 88G-1, Junkers Ju 88G-6
September 1944 October 1944 Staff / JG 11 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14
October 1944 December 1944 Staff, II./SG 4 Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8
November 1944 March 1945 II./NJG 4 Junkers Ju 88G-1
December 1944 January 1945 IV./JG 3 Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8
March 1945 March 1945 III./JG 27 Messerschmitt Bf 109K

At the beginning of April 1945, the air base was taken by the US Army and used as Airfield Y.99 , the allied code name of the airfield from April 6 to June 22, 1945 by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). In April, the 125th Liaison Squadron and the F-6 Mustang and F-5 Lightning 363d Tactical Reconaissance Group were the first allied users of the makeshift airfield. The 370th Fighter Group, equipped with a P-51 Mustang , was the third flying US formation to be in Gütersloh from April 20 to June 27, 1945. The connecting relay also uses the makeshift piste in the Avenwedde district (see also section 4).

In June 1945 the airfield was finally handed over to the British occupation forces , which began a 71-year phase of use as a military base for the United Kingdom .

RAF Gütersloh

Showcase for the Royal Air Force in the Gütersloh City Museum
The Red Arrows squadron at the Royal Air Force Air Show in May 1967
Westland SA-330E Puma HC1 of the 230th Squadron, 1977

The British Air Force of Occupation (BAFO) built a concrete runway on the airfield and from autumn 1945 stationed the 140th Wing, a squadron of Mosquitos, for two years . At the Royal Air Force Station Gütersloh , RAF Gütersloh for short , the official name from the end of 1947, these were replaced by three seasons of Tempests . From 1948 to 1949 Gütersloh was an alternative place for the Berlin Airlift , which meant that a squadron of Spitfires and the first squadron equipped with jet aircraft vampires were also located in Gütersloh. The relaxation of the political situation that came with the end of the airlift led to the relocation of two Gütersloh squadrons to Malaya and Hong Kong and to the transfer of one squadron to RAF Wunstorf , one of the airlift bases , in the summer of 1949 .

In 1949, only two vampire squadrons remained in Gütersloh, but after the outbreak of the Korean War , the number of airborne units doubled from mid-1950. In 1951 NATO Commander-in-Chief Dwight D. Eisenhower and British Foreign Secretary Eden visited RAF Gütersloh . The first half of the 1950s was dominated by the development of NATO, and many joint maneuvers were carried out with the new NATO partners. The Gütersloh squadrons were consequently subordinated to the 2nd Allied Tactical Air Force of NATO. An exception was the temporary stationing of Canberra bombers in the mid-1950s, which were under the Bomber Command . After the withdrawal of the Canberras in 1957, RAF Gütersloh - meanwhile as part of RAF Germany - became the home base of the Hunter until 1970 , initially as a day hunter for a few years, and from the early 1960s on as a scout.

In addition to combat aircraft squadrons, RAF Gütersloh was also the home base of transport helicopters for army support from the beginning of 1963, initially for two years of the Whirlwind type in service with the 230th squadron and then until the end of 1980 with the Wessex type , the latter in service with the 18th squadron.

Since the mid-1960s, Gütersloh also acted as an “airhead” for RAF Germany . In addition to the daily flight operations of the squadrons lying here, this meant a large number of other flight movements by transport and commercial aircraft. The former mostly came from RAF Brize Norton or RAF Lyneham , the latter in particular from Luton .

In 1965, Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh made the first visit on the occasion of a ten-day state visit to Germany. In the absence of other suitable overnight accommodations on the airfield, several comfortable saloon sleeping cars were made available by the federal government for the monarch and her prince consort at the level of the officers' mess on the sidings of the Teutoburg Forest Railway .

From 1965 to 1977, two Lightning interceptors were always ready to go here as part of the Quick Reaction Alert readiness for north-west Germany ; they could be in the air at any time within a few minutes. The Lightnings were in the service of the 19th and since 1968 the 92nd Squadron .

In 1967 a major air day took place , in 1972 a “Family Day” and in 1975 another major air day. In 1976, the British Queen visited the airfield a second time. After twelve years, the RAF Germany relocated its interceptor squadrons to RAF Wildenrath in 1977 . In exchange, the Harrier vertical take-off planes , which had been stationed at RAF Wildenrath , came to RAF Gütersloh to provide close air support to the land forces . The Harrier, initially of the first generation, were in the service of the 3rd and 4th Squadron, with the first Harrier of the second generation arriving in Gütersloh at the end of 1988 .

In the spring of 1982, the Falklands War took place with the participation of Gütersloh pilots . In late summer of the same year, No. 230 Squadron, which had returned to East Westphalia in 1980, meanwhile equipped with the Puma , organized the " NATO Tiger Meet ". In addition to the latter, the 18th season returned to Gütersloh in mid-1983 after the conversion to the Chinook had taken place in England .

In an emergency, the two Harrier and two helicopter squadrons should have evacuated the airfield at any time within five hours, according to the target, including all personnel and equipment.

For a REFORGER exercise, Boeing 747 jumbo jets from British Airways came to Gütersloh in 1984 . In 1987 there was another "Family Day" on the occasion of the 50th anniversary. In 1988 the last display of the Red Arrows took place in Bad Lippspringe as part of the preparation for the Rhine Army Summer Show (RASS) .

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the RAF began to withdraw in 1992. The last take-off was a Boeing 767 from Britannia Airways in the late evening of March 31, 1993. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the RAF, 25 years later, in April 2018, a Chinook that was stationed here at the time was overflighted again local authorities did not receive a landing permit.

Princess Royal Barracks Gütersloh

RAF Gütersloh was closed in 1993 and the area was taken over in the middle of the year as Princess Royal Barracks ("PRB") by the then British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) (later: British Armed Forces in Germany ), which was organized on the site by associations of the Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) and the 1st Regiment of the Army Air Corps (AAC) stationed.

In 1994 the airport Gütersloh GmbH started civil flight operations , but this was limited to aircraft from local companies. However, plans for use by civil aircraft based on the model of Hahn AB and RAF Laarbruch were rejected by the red-green governments in town and country at the time.

In the mid-1990s, the AAC helicopters, Westland Lynx AH.7 and Gazelle AH.1 were involved in the Yugoslav Wars .

In the spring of 2000 one of the three helicopter squadrons was relocated back to the United Kingdom after the Gazelle had already withdrawn at the end of the previous year. In the same year there was also a first Children's Day. This "Children Day" should then take place annually until the end of flight operations in 2013. The organizer was the long-time last flight director of the helicopter regiment, Pamela Flora. For her dedication and other charitable activities, she was awarded the Order of Member of the British Empire by Prince Charles , who last visited Gütersloh in 2010 .

In 2003 civil flight operations were discontinued at the request of the British Army and in 2004/2005 an expansion of the Army facilities began. The two remaining squadrons were converted to the Lynx AH.9 in the same year.

At the end of 2003, suspicions were expressed in the local press, and preparations were underway for the resumption of military flight operations in secret: calibration approaches for the instrument landing system ILS by Beech King Air machines increased, the runway was cleaned, approach aisles were cut and the Lighting system renovated. At that time, two Harrier GR9s carried out brief test flights (take-offs and landings). The fact that the height of the new Naafi shop, which is located in the approach lane, was limited was interpreted as a further indication of the resumption of air traffic. However, such a plan was denied by the British. But there was a letter from the Federal Ministry of Defense , which states that the infrastructure of the square should not be restricted by the construction work.

In addition to other relocations to the Balkans, Gütersloh helicopters were also used in Iraq and Afghanistan in the 21st century . 661st Squadron helicopters were stationed on HMS Ocean moored on the Thames during the 2012 Olympics in support of security operations . Overall, the 1st Army Air Corps Regiment was involved in 17 operations in the two decades it was in Gütersloh.

Due to cuts in the defense budget, missions abroad and retrofitting, there were only a few aircraft left on the field from 2009, almost exclusively older Lynx AH.7; only in the winter of 2012/2013 did Lynx AH.9A also belong to the regiment for a short time. Flight operations were officially ceased on October 4, 2013, with the last helicopter leaving Gütersloh for technical reasons only at noon on October 8, 2013 for Dishforth . The regiment was then transferred to Yeovilton . The airfield was closed by the British on November 1, 2013.

At the same time as the army aviators withdrew, the logistics units began to be returned to the United Kingdom. As the penultimate task force, the 1st regiment of the RLC left the barracks on Marienfelder Strasse in mid-2015 in the direction of St David's Barracks in Bicester and the 6th regiment of the RLC was relocated to Dishforth a year later. Both regiments were awarded the flag ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany at their respective farewell parades .

A British rearguard returned the airfield to the federal government in early November 2016. When, after several years of examination, it became clear that there was no longer any need to continue using the area as a military airfield, the airfield was de-designated for aviation law 82 years after its opening in spring 2019 by the Federal Armed Forces Aviation Office .

Stationed aircraft types

English Electric Lightning of the 92nd Squadron, stationed in Gütersloh until 1977, in the Scottish National Museum of Flight in East Fortune, East Lothian

The users operated the following aircraft types (in the same order as in the previous section):

  1. Focke-Wulf Fw 190 , Heinkel He 111 P, Junkers Ju 52 / 3m , Junkers Ju 86 , Junkers Ju 88 , Messerschmitt Bf 109 , Messerschmitt Bf 110 G - in alphabetical order
  2. North American F-6 / P-51 Mustang , Lockheed F-5 Lightning
  3. De Havilland Mosquito FB.VI , Hawker Tempest F.II , Supermarine Spitfire F24 , De Havilland Vampire F1 / FB5 , Gloster Meteor FR9 , English Electric Canberra B2 / B1 (8) , Supermarine Swift FR5 , Hawker Hunter F6 / FR10 , Westland Whirlwind HAR10 , English Electric Lightning F2 / F2A / T4 , Westland Wessex HC2 , BAe / Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3 / T4 / GR5 / GR5A / GR7 / GR7A , Aérospatiale / Westland Puma HC1 , Boeing Chinook HC1 - in the order of stationing
  4. Aérospatiale / Westland Gazelle AH1 , Westland Lynx AH7 / AH9 / AH9A


  • On April 21, 1949 a tire burst on an Avro York C.1 of the Royal Air Force ( aircraft registration MW188 ) when taking off from the Gütersloh military airfield. The pilots returned for an emergency landing. The aircraft came off the runway, the landing gear collapsed and the machine was irreparably damaged. All occupants survived the accident.

Weather data

The British made their weather data collected at Gütersloh airfield for the take-offs and landings of the helicopters available to the World Meteorological Organization . For example, the German Weather Service or Meteomedia were able to access data on temperature, humidity, wind direction and speed, amount of precipitation and height of the cloud base without having to maintain their own weather station in Gütersloh. The weather station continues to be operated by the Germans today.

Civil re-use

In October 2010 the British government announced that it would withdraw its armed forces from Germany by 2020. An expert opinion on the feasibility of a renewed restricted private flight operation had already been published. Accordingly, in addition to one-off investments of almost 15 million euros, the operation costs almost 2 million euros annually.

On May 7, 2012, the City Council of Gütersloh voted unanimously against the resumption of private air traffic on the British military airfield. Both the high investment and operating costs speak against resuming flight operations, especially since enough airfields within reachable distance cover this option for business travel. With the decision, the decision-makers see an essential prerequisite for the development of the site after the announced withdrawal of the British. In the resolution, the city of Gütersloh is requested to start talks with the Detmold district government on the matter "promptly" . In contrast, an expert opinion published in June 2012 came at significantly lower costs, so that the Gütersloh district continued to keep open the option of any kind of subsequent aviation use for some time.


After the majority of the British troops had withdrawn in the summer of 2016 and the handover of the property was planned for the beginning of November 2016, the first subsequent use was announced to be the accommodation of around 1,000 refugees in the barracks on the airport premises in a central accommodation facility (ZUE) in the country.

Planning of commercial follow-up use

A concept drawn up by NRW Urban for the city of Gütersloh for the conversion of the airport site, in line with the motto “green remains green”, provides for around 200 hectares of the open land area to be used as a biotope , and around 100 hectares for commercial use in the built-up areas along Marienfelder Straße and 40 hectares for local recreation.

In September 2013, all parliamentary groups in the Gütersloh city council and in the district council agreed on a common position on the development of intermunicipal commercial space and the waiver of the airport status. The size of the commercial area should then be based on the needs of the municipalities involved and the basic accessibility "via existing traffic routes, which can be upgraded if necessary, as well as the rail connection to the TWE route ".

Protection of flora and fauna

The vegetation of the old Emsauen landscape has been preserved on parts of the airport site. Due to the extensive use, the decade-long unfertilized grassland areas in the open country are outstanding natural habitats with a high biodiversity and many species of flora and fauna that are threatened with extinction.

During a biotope mapping in 2013, the 44.5 hectare area of heather carnation lawn, which is the most important in North Rhine-Westphalia (accompanied by mountain sand bells and round-leaved bellflower ) was identified. Other protected plant occurrences include areas of ostrich grass lawn (29.1 hectares), 7.9 hectares of silver grass fields (with sagebrush and perennial ball ) and the second largest contiguous bristle grass lawn with 2.6 hectares (with chunky bulrush , common viper tongue , millet sedge and trembling grass ) in the Westphalian Bay.

In an ornithological stock data also around 50 breeding bird species were discovered, including a number of Red List TYPES as curlew , meadow pipit , marsh harrier and 38 spots in the Skylark . In November 2013, the State Office for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection in North Rhine-Westphalia (LANUV) recommended designating a nature reserve for a contiguous biotope of at least 126 hectares around the former runway .

On December 19, 2017, the Federal Agency for Real Estate Tasks decided that a 230 hectare area should remain permanently in federal ownership as a national natural heritage and should be maintained by the Federal Forests division of the Federal Agency for Real Estate Tasks.

Hangar 1 temporary establishment of a COVID-19 test center

As of June 25, 2020, the district of Gütersloh set up a COVID-19 test center on the former airfield as a result of a corona outbreak in the Tönnies plant. The tests are carried out daily as drive-thru tests by personnel from the rescue services, the armed forces and the technical relief organization. On June 27, 2020, NRW Health Minister Karl-Josef Laumanns visited the Corona test center, accompanied by the district administrator of the Gütersloh district Sven-Georg Adenauer, as well as the NRW state parliament president André Kuper.

Hangar 6

The Flugplatzmuseum Gütersloh non-profit UG and the affiliated association for the promotion of the Flugplatzmuseum Gütersloh eV are storing some of their large exhibits in the former hangar 6. Most of these aircraft were stationed in Gütersloh for a long time and form a cross-section of the flight operations of the former Royal Air Force and British Army base. Among others, the following aircraft deHavilland Vampire T. Mk 11 XD622, Hawker Hunter T.Mk 7 XL618, BAe Harrier GR are stored here. Mk 3 ZD670, English Electric Canberra T. Mk 4 WT480 and Westland Lynx AH. Mk 7 ZD277. The depot is part of the bus tours across the site offered by Gütersloh Marketing GmbH. Otherwise the hall is not open to the public.

Driving safety training on the airfield

The traffic watch of the district of Gütersloh conducts traffic safety training for cars, trucks and motorcycles on the area of ​​the airfield (mainly in the western part of the shelter area of ​​the former 4th season). A slide simulation track was built on one of the former aircraft parking areas.

Other military facilities in Gütersloh

In addition to the airport, there was another barracks in Gütersloh. The former Luftwaffe intelligence barracks was built parallel to the air base in the Sundern district to the east of Verler Strasse. At the time, both areas were connected by Gütersloh's first city bus route.

At Easter 1945 the US Army took over the news barracks and immediately used it as the headquarters of the Ninth United States Army for several weeks . A second airfield was even laid out in Gütersloh in April 1945 to enable the 9th US Army to communicate quickly. This small field airfield was located south of Avenwedder Strasse near the current Bertelsmann headquarters. He served the liaison aircraft of the senior US officers.

The RAF also took over this barracks in mid-1945. RAF Sundern served as the headquarters of the 2nd Group until the end of 1950 . The headquarters function was then relocated to Rheindahlen . After the RAF withdrew, the barracks was taken over by the British Army and renamed Mansergh Barracks in 1961. The barracks was the base of the 26th regiment of the Royal Artillery from 1989 to 2019 . After the regiment had been relocated to Larkhill that summer , the area was handed over by the British to BIMA in October 2019 .

A third military site was in the Niehorst district. During the Cold War, there was an underground tank farm for kerosene to the west of the road to Brockhagen and north of Münsterlandstrasse , which was supplied via the Central Europe Pipeline System . From here the aviation fuel was pumped to the airfield. Today the Niehorster Heide nature reserve is located here.


  • Gerry Lewis: Gütersloh Airfield - 1937–1987 - A Short History. Gütersloh 1987.
  • Marc Tecklenborg: Royal Air Force Gütersloh - Jets & Airliners at the airport until 1993. Flöttmann Verlag, Gütersloh 1995, ISBN 3-87231-068-2 .
  • Marcus Herbote, Wilfried Zetsche: British Lightnings. AirDOC Verlag, Erlangen 2005, ISBN 3-935687-10-9 .
  • Marcus Herbote, Wilfried Zetsche: British Harriers - Part 1. AirDOC Verlag, Erlangen 2008, ISBN 978-3-935687-14-0 .
  • Wolfgang Büscher: The Gütersloh Airport through the ages. Opportunities and risks for the Gütersloh / Bielefeld area due to the closure or conversion of the British Royal Air Force airport. Rheda-Wiedenbrück 1994, ISBN 3-929856-02-6 .
  • Wolfgang Büscher: 80 years of Gütersloh Airport. The history of the military airfield and its users. Flöttmann Verlag, Gütersloh 2017, ISBN 978-3-87231-139-9
  • Gordon Williams: The Camp , 2010, Verlag reinkarnation books, ISBN 978-0-9563689-2-8 .

See also

Web links

Commons : Flughafen Gütersloh  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ↑ Handing over the key for the airfield barracks, Die Glocke, November 4, 2016
  2. Keiligh Baker: "Bullet-ridden tail fin of Messerschmitt flown by the world's deadliest ever fighter pilot sells for £ 90,000", Daily Mail, May 16, 2015
  3. Henry L. deZeng IV: Air Force Airfields 1935-45 Germany (1937 Borders). Pp. 253–255 , accessed on August 29, 2014.
  4. ^ US Army Air Forces Continental Airfields, (US) Air Force Historical Support Division, accessed November 6, 2016
  5. ^ Group Captain Andrew Turner thanks those who have supported his career in the RAF , The Guardian, August 12, 2006
  6. ... RAF's Cold War heritage in Germany ..., April 28, 2018
  7. Farewell: Logisticians honored with flag ribbon, Die Glocke, June 17, 2016
  8. Gütersloh Airport is finally history , Neue Westfälische, May 7, 2019
  9. accident report Avro York MW188 , Aviation Safety Network (English) retrieved on October 27 of 2019.
  10. ^ Rainer Holzkamp: "Barracks at the airport could become accommodation for 1,000 refugees" Neue Westfälische from June 28, 2016.
  11. Green stays green at the airport. Newspaper article in: Neue Westfälische from February 13, 2013.
  12. Rare agreement at the airfield. Newspaper article in: Die Glocke, September 4, 2013.
  13. Heidenelke influences conversion plan of newspaper article Neue Westfälische of October 30, 2013.
  14. Airport areas a “natural treasure” newspaper article Die Glocke from November 8, 2013.
  15. Gütersloher airfield becomes national natural heritage WDR-Nachrichten Westfalen-Lippe from December 20, 2017.
  16. Robert Becker: Drive-in tests at Gütersloh airport from today - five more test centers. Retrieved July 6, 2020 .
  17. Minister of Health visits test center. Retrieved July 6, 2020 .
  18. ^ Stephan Rechlin: Airport Museum has to leave the hangar. Retrieved July 6, 2020 .
  19. Christian Schröter AGD : Flugplatz - Gütersloh Marketing GmbH. Retrieved July 6, 2020 .
  20. ^ A "lynx" for the airport museum. Retrieved July 6, 2020 .
  21. Everything about the "Harrier". Retrieved July 6, 2020 .
  22. Gütersloh airfield: Depot Hangar 6 City magazine for Gütersloh. Retrieved July 6, 2020 .
  23. Safety training for cars - Verkehrswacht Kreis Gütersloh eV Accessed on July 6, 2020 .
  24. Heide in Niehorst: Tank farm is known as "little Senne", Gütersloh district, May 29, 2012