Wolf Hagen collection
The Priwall peninsula was used to 65 years ago intense than the airport and it lay in ruins along the way, concrete residues near the shore. It is great pleasure to have contact with family member of one of employer there who is greatly shared his photo collection of this almost forgotten.
Letter from Mr. Hagen:
Hi, here are some photos, made in the 1930th bei my late grandfather, an aircraft-engineer, at his workig place in Travemuende-Priwall. Tests with the D-1237 and the Cataupult were perfomed here. If you like, you can integrate the Photos in your webside.
Greetings Wolf Hagen
Gallery of images from Mr. Wolf Hagen collection
Short history of Travemuende-Priwall
Airfield on the peninsula Priwall were established here in 1914. In Lübeck, the Norddeutsche Dornier-Werke Wismar in the 1930s focused again a large branch plant. The production ran at five different locations in the city area in 1944 was finally extended the production on the Priwall Much of the parts production – hulls and wings – it was held at the Shipyard Lufthansa Airport Travemünde. The airline used the peninsula in the Trave estuary from 1926 to the early 1930s for international air traffic. Travemünde was the “aviation hub of the North”, the hub for air traffic to and from Scandinavia. The heart of the Priwall airport was 60 x 60 meters large yard , establishment in 1928, one of the largest hangars in Germany. And right here had to build parts for fighter Focke Wulf Fw 190 with 700 forced laborers. Due to the war situation, the hall was no longer used for civilian purposes for a long time. Until the war ended in 1945 about 1,600 people were involved in the development, construction and testing of aircraft on the Priwall. The production of fighter planes came in early April 1945. The buildings and manufacturing plants were partially dismantled, sometimes even blown up as the beginning of May 1945, when British troops occupied Travemünde.
With great thanks to Mr. Wolf Hagen for his great contribution.