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Why HAHN Air Base?


Why "Hahn" Air Base ? 

There are two stories told about naming the Hahn Air Base

The first is that the Hahn Air Base should be named after Lautzenhausen because of the nearness of this village. But the Americans had some problems with the pronounciation of Lautzenhausen. So they named the Air Base after the next village and that was Hahn.

There is a more plausible story for naming the Hahn Air Base. The first plans of the Hahn Air Base had the marking "Boundary Hahn". So they named it after the village Hahn though it had nearly nothing to do with the Hahn Air Base. 


© 2005 Marc Müller