RioDeLaNorte / YouTube
Here at World War Wings, we love everything having to do with aviation, but we also like to think we’re history buffs as well. This is why we get excited when we see two of these things combined.
A YouTube uploader by the name of RioDeLaNorte uploaded a very neat video when he went exploring in an abandoned (duh) World War II airfield used by the Luftwaffe. Although he didn’t specify a location, we’re assuming this is somewhere near Berlin as he wrote in the description that the base was used to protect that very city.
The whole video is about 8 minutes long so if you don’t have time to watch the whole thing don’t worry. Just skip around as he takes you from the exterior to the interior and then, on the roof. From there you can see the entire airfield and let us tell you, it’s oddly breathtaking.
We’re not going to praise Germany for what they did during World War II of course, but being fans of history and aviation it just makes you appreciate the nostalgia of it all. Over 70 years ago, this place was full of men fighting for their country. They were young, they were pilots, they had their own fears and aspirations. When we look at images like these, that’s what we think of. What was it like to be there when back when?