Nerhoven

Validation date: 30 12 2010
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51°33'17"N 004°33'09"E

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Airport Nerhoven (Dutch: vliegveld Nerhoven) was a civilian airport east of airfield Molenheide. The airfield was built to counter the ever growing influence of the military at Molenheide. It was built in the late 1930s and immediately closed because of the mobilisation in anticipation of war (World War II).

When war eventually did break out and the Germans occupied the Netherlands, they merged the two fields. In doing so, they made it a single 'Fliegerhorst' called Gilze-Rijen. Both Nerhoven and neighbouring Molenheide seized to exist as seperate airfields.
 


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