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Wittmund AB is located in northern Germany close to North Sea coast. Wittmund is home to the Jagdgeschwader 71 "Richthofen" flying the RF-4F Phantom II. Based at Wittmund also are some Douglas A-4 Skyhawks from BAE Systems, providing aerial target services for the German Air Force and other NATO air forces. At the day of the visit, 15 of the wing's Phantoms took off for a deployment to Decimomannu on the island of Sardinia.
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