Gatow Museum: Berlin’s Treasure Trove

Stefan Schmoll reports on the developments taking place at the museum at the former RAF Gatow airfield in western Berlin.

Ex-RAAF C-47B Dakota, A65-69 is exhibited to highlight the Berlin Airlift of 1948-1949, when RAF Gatow was an important airfield supplying the city’s population.
All photos Stefan Schmoll

The Military History Museum of the Bundeswehr – Gatow Airfield is a large complex. The listed structures alone, consisting of the nine surviving hangars 1-10 (Hangar 2 was demolished after World War Two and not rebuilt) plus the control tower and other buildings offer great potential, which will be used more and more in the coming years.

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