It was a very good duty station. While I was there the Russians invaded Hungary. Mannheim, 5 Am Oberen Luisenpark. The earlier temporary wooden buildings have been replaced during the past two years by simple concrete cantonments and camp areas with concrete floors, kitchens and latrines. The main publications depot was in Frankfurt. It was the first meal and almost two weeks that I really enjoyed.
Nearby station complement garrisons would provide services; receive, store, and issue the supplies required to sustain the military and dependent population; perform all but major maintenance services; and operate local medical and hospitalization facilities. In addition to the sizable sums which are sent home, approximately fifteen million dollars in American money are converted annually within the District into German marks and spent by United States military personnel and their dependants for the hire of servants, in local shops and in many other ways. Hochhaus and was then President of the USA. Sgt Dick Kail handles professional benefit shows. If you have any information on the organization or operations of the fire stations in the Kaiserslautern Garrison area, s, please contact the webmaster see email link at top of page.
I remember those Taunus wire trucks. I had a large manual switchboard on the 7th floor, or attic, of the Hochhaus. I do not remember who the traffic was for but I presume V Corps since it was across the street from their barracks. They had a signal storage area there and if we worked out there we would pick up new tools for our work to use. During a break behind the bleachers, the band ran in a circle around the drummers, did a rain dance, threw our hats on the ground and made whooping sounds for a few minutes, then got back in the stands to play -- and it actually rained after another inning. I know we usually left Gibbs out the back gate through the Gibbs Housing Area.
If anyone has corrections or additional details, I would like to hear from them. In October , it was redesignated as the Wurzburg Military District, consisting of the geographical area encompassed by various landkreise of Land Bavaria. Some members of the unit did work at a comm ctr.
A machine allied trades shop has been established -- this is where basic parts are reclaimed or manufactured for the supply field and maintenance sections. Lt Col Herman R. I remember those Taunus wire trucks. In Baumholder we worked in the various buildings for the different units repairing there phones and installing new phone locations and removing old phone installations and fixing their messes when the field wiremen tried to install a phone. The th Army Band was a piece band stationed in Kaiserlautern K-town.
McFadyen became seriously ill earlier in the month. All such matters are the responsibility of the District to the end that the troops shall be free at all times for their tactical mission. The film library at Heddernheim is one of the largest in the Army, with more than 4, films. Two pilots Capt Marvin E. The barracks areas are of limited extent. I spent one year there.
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It may also have been between Hinterweidenthal and Rodalben I can't remember for sure. Two pilots Capt Marvin E. The transmission lines include AC dial, voice frequency and VF circuits. Seventh Army Training Center. Bass drummer Art Graham became a Metropolitan Opera Soloists as a tenor, not a drummer in the 's. In , the community was known as Giessen Military Post.
Lt Col Herman R. Driver geared down and we coasted to a stop. They also serve, occasionally, German border police organizations and the United States troop units from Austria. Zweibruecken Air Base Canadian. They maintained and operated the advance supply points from which the armies drew their supplies.
We loaded on a train and rode all night to the replacement center in Zweibrücken. On that date, the headquarters absorbed the Pirmasens area to attain its present size. The unit and in fact the entire US presence there had been vacated and the post given back to the German Army. The Clausen chemical gas depot - I was never there so their communications wasn't by normal telephone unless that was built after I left in We had great quarters on Panzer Kaserne, but pretty lousy rehearsal facilities. The consolidation saved 16 officer and enlisted spaces and simplified area support operations.
Small reclamation sections were established at each of the three ord field maint shops. While not as large as Grafenwohr, it, too, can accommodate a large number of thoops. The aerial above shows the Betts Housing area s - this is where the AU was billeted in the s. I went to a school put on by this company for US troops, explaining how their switching equipment worked.
Hitler had barracks in many small towns in Germany which were called Kasernes. The most recent change in the organizational structure became effective on 1 July , when Wurzburg Post was redesignated Franconia District. The German people wherever we performed were friendly and gracious.
- Our mission was to support three transportation companies hauling goods from Bremerhaven the US port to the American sector in Germany. You must also understand that the information here is heresay, as memory tends to fade with time. Every hour I remember the radio operators were required to call each station by morse code and log their response as to signal strength and probably to see if they were still awake. Tables were turning over, chairs flying and our piano man got hit with a flying beer bottle. The center now employs more than German civilians. I never worked in the Farben building.
- The center is the hub of the WACom communications system which handles more than 47, messages each month. I spent one year there. Around Nurnberg there are several thousand dependents of military personnel as well as United States civilians and their dependents. Commanding Officers, Western Area Command.
Except for the supplies still required in the inactive European theater -- e. Assisting Domos is Fred Hofmann, who serves as entertainment manager. Department of the Army Civilian The average time for originating traffic is 19 minutes from the time it is delivered to the communications center to the time it is actually punched out on the teletype for circuit transmission. The families of the officers and enlisted men are not quartered with the barracks area, but in the general vicinity. I arrived in Munich about a week prior to the Xmas holidays via railroad from Frankfurt. The first-phase objective, attained on 1 December , was to establish a standardized district organization.
The 12 main posts directly under NACom are: The team is equipped to perform third-echelon repairs of not more than two hours per job. In addition to quarters for dependents which have already been mentioned, commissaries, schools, medical facilities and services, athletics and amusements, including American movies, are all provided. We had 3 soldiers plus 2 German nationals working in Baumholder and 3 soldiers working in Pirmasens. I can't remember there unit designation. In addition to the sizable sums which are sent home, approximately fifteen million dollars in American money are converted annually within the District into German marks and spent by United States military personnel and their dependants for the hire of servants, in local shops and in many other ways.
He has a staff of 10 officers, 28 enlisted men and German civilians. Direct Exchange Program -- this program eliminates paper work and cuts red tape in the exchange process of unserviceable repair parts for serviceable parts. Who can help identify where the transmitter site was located?