- F 9 Säve
Air Force Wing
officialname=Kungliga Göta Flygflottilj
maintypes=J 8, J 11, J 21, J 22, J 28B, J 29, J 34
History of the airbase
The decision to set up the air wing was made in 1936 to defend the import/export harbours on the west coast. The wing itself was not commissioned until
October 1 1940and the airfield took until 1941 to complete.
In 1942 hangars and some of the base command were relocated inside large shelters blasted out of the rocks. Initially the shelter area was only 8,000 m^2 (72,000 sq ft.) but it was later extended to 22,000 m^2 (200,000 sq ft.) 30 m (100 ft) below ground level.
After yet only two years the J 28Bs were in turn replaced by the J 29. The 29 Tunnan did serve for over ten years until they were finally replaced by the J 34 where some units came from
F 8 Barkarbyand F 18 Tullinge.
The squadrons were gradually decommissioned one per year 1967-1969 until the wing itself was decommissioned on
June 30 1969.
The airfield is currently operated as
Gothenburg City Airportairport codes|GSE|ESGP
The old rock shelters house the Aeroseum - a museum of flight and event centre.
[http://www.canit.se/~griffon/aviation/text/fv26-.html Webpage listing all air force squadrons in Sweden]
[http://www.aeroseum.se/english/index.html Aeroseum flight museum inside the old base shelter]
Swedish Armed Forces
Swedish Air Force
List of military aircraft of Sweden
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