Neubiberg: Then & Now
Airfield R-85 (Fliegerhorst Unter Biberg)
[ As it looked in 1945 and how it looks today ]
|About the Images Above|
The Messerschmitt Bf109 and the Mustang symbolize the fact that Neubiberg was home to both the Luftwaffe and the USAAF during WW II. The pilot represents airmen of all nationalities that flew from there, and the crossed searchlight beams represent the 225th AAA Searchlight Battalion, who occupied the airfield in May 1945.
Part I 1945
The 357th Fighter Group moved to R-85 in 1945. The photos appearing in this section are reposted here courtesy Frank Aldridge of the 357th FG Web Site. Click on a picture to view a larger version. Brief historical notes about R-85 are available here.
100th Bomb Group B-17s help with the move.
A C-47 lands on R-85.
Inside a former Luftwaffe hangar.
Lt. J. Gasser's P-51 Mustang "Muddy."
Crew Chief for "Junior Miss," Pete Laboranti,
poses with a jet engine at R-85.
Accidents still happened.
An Fw190 in a very sorry state.
An abandoned Stuka and several Me110s.
An Me262 jet fighter-bomber.
Lt. Myron "Moose" Becraft (left)
and Lt. Jim Gasser (right) at R-85.