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Location address: Deutschland, Böblingen
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Böblingen Airport was built in the mid-1920s for the city of Stuttgart in Germany. Bordered by Calwer Straße and the E41, it lies northwest of Böblingen and south of the Daimler factory in Sindelfingen. An aircraft industry developed around this airfield, which was used by the military during the Second World War. On September 1, 1939 the airbase was the home station for the I/JG 52 which was flying the Bf109 E-1 fighter aircraft. On that day its strength was 39 aircraft.
After the Second World War, the airfield was transferred to US Armed Forces, which used it as a maintenance facility and heliport until the mid-1990s. During this period, in the late 1960s and the early 1970s, its airfield was used to stage air shows.