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I used this airstrip to do wheelies on my motorcycle and donuts high speed in car

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramstein_Air_Base

Origins[edit]

In 1940, construction of today's Bundesautobahn 6 was stopped when a bridge that was being built across the Rhine River near Mannheim collapsed, leaving a section of autobahn that could not be used. A part of the unused autobahn to the west of Mannheim, near Kaiserslautern, was used as an airstrip by the Luftwaffe. The airstrip was also used by the advancing U.S. Army Air Forces during the final months of World War II. The old autobahn section is still used as the access road to the east and west gates of the base and the A 6 was rebuilt south of the air base after the war.

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I serviced some of these aircraft https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Eagle_Claw

I did a lot of volunteer work, and often I was not told what the missions were for, until long after they became non-classified. I did a lot of stuff that most people did not see, some work as a volunteer as among being among the first few people to go through a bombed out building, but also to feel the blast hours before of a five story building bombed by terrorists only a few hundred feet from where I was working in Europe when the bomb went off... I was working across the street from the building when that bomb went off... it knocked us down. We were on buried fuel storage tanks and pumps, just the other side a row of trees.. inside the strong building made of thick cement and steel, the cement floors caved in, and glass ran through and into walls, doors, and clothing on racks... The cars outside were blown into parts that went over the five story building...


http://www.stripes.com/30th-anniversary-of-usafe-headquarters-bombing-1.153700


« Last Edit: June 20, 2016, 06:23:06 am by AKA_Ramstein »

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