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Deelen Air Base (Dutch: Luchtmachtbasis Deelen or Vliegbasis Deelen) is a military air base in the Netherlands in the province of Gelderland.
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Battle of Arnhem

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In 1944 in preparation for the Battle of Arnhem the airfield got bombed extensively by allied forces and flying activity from the base was suspended by the Germans.
A limited number of areas suitable for glider landings and a reluctance from troop command to fly too near to Arnhem, exposing them to flak from Deelen airfield after the drop, meant that Urquhart was forced to pick drop zones (DZ) and landing zones (LZ) up to 8 mi from Arnhem itself, on the north side of the river.

Royal Netherlands Air Force

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In 1950, the decision was made to restore Deelen back to an operational air base, and from 1957 to 1963 was the base for the Royal Netherlands Air Force Republic RF-84F Thunderflash photo reconnaissance aircraft.

Terlet Airfield

There is also glider activity on the field and very nearby there is a second aerodrome used almost exclusively by gliders, Terlet Airfield.
Terlet Airfield (Vliegveld Terlet) is a small airfield in the Netherlands 2.5 NM north of Arnhem in Gelderland and close to Deelen Air Base.

Deelen

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Deelen is best known for the Deelen Air Base, a military airfield close to the village.

Netherlands in World War II

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The largest became Deelen Air Base, north of Arnhem (12 former German buildings at Deelen are now national monuments).

Pim Sierks

Upon returning to the Netherlands Sierks was based at the Deelen Air Base then later at the Leeuwarden Air Base near Leeuwarden.

Operation Market Garden

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The 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division would be flown to the captured Deelen Airfield on D+5.

Nijmegen

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In the following table the monthly precipitation is measured in Nijmegen itself, the monthly sunshine at nearby official weather station Deelen (25 km north) and the other numbers at closest official weather station Volkel (23 km south-west).

Hermann Graf

On 23 October, Graf and Major Anton Mader, Geschwaderkommodore of Jagdgeschwader 11 (JG 11 – 11th Fighter Wing, the other home-defense day-fighter unit) were summoned to a meeting of the fighter commanders with Göring at Deelen Air Base near Arnhem.

Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein

Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein
He was buried on 29 January 1944 in the Geschwader cemetery at the Deelen Air Base.

Hans-Joachim Jabs

In mid-afternoon through cloudy and foggy skies Jabs made the short trip back to his home base at Deelen.

181st (Airlanding) Field Ambulance

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The reserve section was under control of division and was on standby to open an Air Casualty Evacuation Centre at Deelen airfield once that had been secured.

Netherlands

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Deelen Air Base (Dutch: Luchtmachtbasis Deelen or Vliegbasis Deelen) is a military air base in the Netherlands in the province of Gelderland.

Gelderland

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Deelen Air Base (Dutch: Luchtmachtbasis Deelen or Vliegbasis Deelen) is a military air base in the Netherlands in the province of Gelderland.

Rijksmonument

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Being one of the oldest airports in the Netherlands, many buildings on the airfield are now listed as monuments.

Germany

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When the Netherlands surrendered to Germany in World War II, the Luftwaffe started using the field, significantly expanding and upgrading the base.

World War II

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When the Netherlands surrendered to Germany in World War II, the Luftwaffe started using the field, significantly expanding and upgrading the base.

Luftwaffe

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When the Netherlands surrendered to Germany in World War II, the Luftwaffe started using the field, significantly expanding and upgrading the base.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190

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The Focke-Wulf Fw 190, Messerschmitt Bf 110 and Junkers Ju 88 were operated from the airfield, and anti-aircraft guns were installed.

Messerschmitt Bf 110

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The Focke-Wulf Fw 190, Messerschmitt Bf 110 and Junkers Ju 88 were operated from the airfield, and anti-aircraft guns were installed.

Junkers Ju 88

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The Focke-Wulf Fw 190, Messerschmitt Bf 110 and Junkers Ju 88 were operated from the airfield, and anti-aircraft guns were installed.