Airbase Vejle

The construction of "Fliegerhorst Vejle" was started by the Germans in late 1943. The airfield was built by the small village of Vandel, 25 km. west of Vejle in Denmark and 800 local residents were evicted to make room for it.

Organization Todt were responsible for the construction and they started quickly. Bunkers were cast, including communication (L484), command (R608) and crew (R622). Hangars were built and the runway was also cast in concrete. The airfield was defended by machine gun bunkers, trenches and anti-aircraft (flak) guns.

The airfield was declared operational in January 1945.

After liberation, the Danish military took over the area as Flyvestation Vandel and used it until 2003.

Today a museum has been set up in a nuclear-proof Cold War bunker.