April 13, 2014

Fokker's Remains - The Abandoned Airfield

That really was quite a tour yesterday.
We visited six locations, managed to enter five of those and found four of them "good enough" to stay a while and take some pictures.
Overall a trip of about 13 hours.
The first location were the remains of an abandoned airfield in eastern Germany.
The airfield was founded on this site in 1912.
At the time, Fokker had his construction facilities in Berlin, but moved them here in 1913. On this site, about 2.000 Fokker airplanes were built before and during World War I. Among these was the famous Fokker Dr.I - the triplane which Manfred von Richthofen was flying during 19 of his 80 aerial victories.

After World War I, Fokker moved his facilities to the Netherlands and things became quiet around the airfield...

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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