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|• Mayor||Manfred Cohrs|
|• Total||21.47 km2 (8.29 sq mi)|
|Elevation||64 m (210 ft)|
|• Density||67/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The village of Wenzendorf lies approximately 25 km southwest of Hamburg. It has a population of a little over 1,000.
In 1934, Hamburger Flugzeugbau began construction of its first dedicated aircraft factory at Wenzendorf and laid out a large aerodrome for test flying. The factory began operation in 1935, license-building the Dornier Do 23, the first of which flew in December 1935.
Not long afterwards the company adopted its parent company's name of Blohm and Voss, by which it is chiefly remembered.
A great many aircraft were assembled at Wenzendorf throughout the war period, mostly under sub-contract to other manufacturers. They included:
- Dornier Do 23
- Dornier Do 17
- Junkers W 34
- Junkers Ju 86
- Junkers Ju 88
- Blohm & Voss BV 141 prototypes and pre-production batches
- Blohm & Voss BV 155 prototypes
- Blohm & Voss BV 40 prototypes
- Messerschmitt Bf 109
- Messerschmitt Bf 110
- Messerschmitt Me 210
- Messerschmitt Me 262
Some of the old factory buildings have been converted to a retirement home.
- Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen, LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle 12411: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2018.
- Die Zeit: Der Baumbauer 19. Dezember 2007
- Hermann Pohlmann; Chronik Eines Flugzeugwerkes 1932-1945, Motorbuch, 2nd Impression, 1982. (In German).
- RonaldV; "Wenzendorf", Abandoned, Forgotten & Little-Known airfields in Europe. (Retrieved 25 June 2017)
- Flugzeugwerk und Flugplatz Wenzendorf (in German). (Retrieved 25 June 2017)
- Eighth Air Force Historical Society