Brussels Evere-Haren Airport

L'aérodrome de Bruxelles Haren-Evere

Historical approach and aerodrome charts

Cartes d'approche historiques

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CoordinatesN505254 E0042527 (WGS84) Google Maps

The Brussels Evere-Haren airport was closed after World War II. Today, Rue de la Fusée / Raketstraat runs through the site, where the NATO headquarters, the Evere Queen Elisabeth Quarters and the Da Vinci Science Park are located.

In the 1930s

Map of Brussels with location of the airfield (1931)
Map with location of the airfield (1931) (Source: Internationales Flughandbuch 1931)
Map of Evere-Haren Airfield, Brussels
Map of Evere-Haren Airfield, Brussels (Source: Internationales Flughandbuch 1931)

In the 1940s

Brussels Evere Airfield, aerial view, before the bombing raid 07 September 1943,
Aerial view, before the bombing raid 07 September 1943 - Original text: "The target comprises the factory buildings and the airfield at Evere, which is three and one-half miles northeast of the center of Brussels. The aircraft works are situated on the north boundary at the northeast corner of the airfield and according to various reports it appears that well over 1000 workers are employed and that the main work is on aircraft repairs, although it is believed that some assembly also may be carried out. In addition there are buildings at the western end of the north boundary which were used by the Beglian Air Force Technical and Research Service. During the German advance all moveable plant was evacuated by the Belgians, but other plat shuch as engine testing beds were left behind and has been available to the Germans." (Source: US Army Air Forces / National Archives 193708200, aligned)
Brussels Haren Airport 1943: Northern part
Northern part (Source: US Army Air Forces / National Archives 193708200)
Brussels Haren Airfield 1943: Southern part
Southern part (Source: US Army Air Forces / National Archives 193708200)
Brussels Evere Haren Airfield: Aerial image after bombing raid on 07 September 1943
Aerial image after bombing raid on 07 September 1943 (Source: National Archives 193707859, aligned)
Aerial image bombing attack on Brussels Haren Airfield 10 April 1944
Aerial image 10 April 1944 - Original text: "FIRE SPREADS OVER EVERE--Huge billows of flame and smoke are carried over the town of Evere, near Brussels, after 8th AAF Fortresses unleashed an attack on the German aircraft engine and plane repair depot there 10 April 44. Incendiaries and high explosives caused the damage to workshops, hangars, barracks area and dispersal points." (Source: US Army Air Forces / National Archives 193707886)
Range approach chart runway 27 Brussels Evere-Haren Airport, Belgium 1945
Range approach runway 27 (June 1945) - The chart was classified as "Restricted". (Source: US DoD)
Carte / plan de l'aérodrome de Bruxelles Haren-Evere, Belgique 1945
Aerodrome (July 1945) - There is one runway - 093/273: length 1006 m, width 46 m (3300 feet x 150 feet). To the west is a 274 m (900 feet) long section with steel mats. Remarkable on the right side of the map is the taxiway to Brussels Melsbroek / Zaventem airfield, located about 4 km to the northeast: "Taxi (tr)ack To Melsbroek (Source: US DoD)
Range approach chart runway 27 Brussels Evere-Haren Airport, Belgium 1946
Range approach runway 27 (January 1946) - The Range radio beacon transmits on frequency 282 kHz and has the ident "BS" (Source: US DoD)

Index to the objects shown on the maps

Aerodromes / Aérodromes:

Radio beacons / Radiophares aéronautiques:

Air traffic control / Contrôle de la circulation aérienne:

  • Tower

Places

  • Asse, Auderghem - Oudergem
  • Cimetière de Bruxelles / Begraafplaats van Brussel
  • Demer, Diegem, Dijle
  • Etterbeek, Evere,
  • Haacht / Haren, Halle, Herent, La Hulpe
  • Ixelles
  • Jette,
  • Koekelberg
  • Laeken, Leuven / Louvain
  • Mechelen / Malines, Molenbeek
  • Neder-Over-Heembeek, Neerijse
  • Opwijk, Overijse
  • Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Schaerbeek, Schelde, Schepdaal, Sint-Amands, Sint-Generius-Rode, St. Gilles
  • Vilvoorde
  • Wavre, Waterloo, Willebroek, Woluwe St. Etienne, Woluwe St. Pierre
  • Zeekanaal Brussel-Schelde

Source for all maps, if not marked otherwise: US Department of Defense (US DoD)


Links

https://www.archives.gov/ - National Archives

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