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U.S. ARMY INSTALLATIONS - WIESBADEN
RHEIN KASERNE
HINDENBURG KASERNE
SCHIERSTEIN COMPOUND
 
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MAPS
Installation Maps

1. Lindsey Air Station, early 1960s

2. Lindsey Air Station, 1970s

3. Wiesbaden Air Base, 1970s

4. Kastel Air Station, 1970s

5. Camp Pieri

6. Hindenburg Kaserne

7. Schierstein Compound

8. Rhein Kaserne

1946 or 1947

Map of the Wiesbaden & Vicinity. This map was probably prepared by Special Services, HQ USAFE.

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Wiesbaden & Vicinity (KB)
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1957

Map of facilities in the Wiesbaden Area Command area. The map was prepared and published by the 497th Recon Tech Sq in June 1957.

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Wiesbaden Area Command
and Facilities (394 KB)


Early 1960s

Maps of facilities in the Wiesbaden area. These maps were prepared and published by the 2063rd Comm Sq.

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Wiesbaden Facilities #1 (230 KB)


Wiesbaden Facilities #2 (478 KB)


1980

Topographical map of Wiesbaden and surrounding area. This map is reproduced from the "U.S. Military Installation Atlas" published by the 37th Transportation Group in 1980.

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Wiesbaden (537 KB)

 

TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES
NOTE: I plan to post extracts from the "Troop Units" section of the telephone directories sometime in the near future - if I see that there is any interest.

1. Telephone Directory Wiesbaden Area, 1 Dec 1945

2. Telephone Directory Wiesbaden Area, 15 Jan 1947

3. Telephone Directory Wiesbaden Area, 1 May 1949



COMMAND AND COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS
NOTE: I plan to post extracts from the command, unit and community newspapers sometime in the near future - if I see that there is any interest.
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Wiesbaden Post - Some of the issues published while in Germany

1. Wiesbaden Post, June 27 1947


2. Wiesbaden Post, Oct 9 1953


3. Wiesbaden Post, May 20 1955

4. Wiesbaden Post, Sept 26 1958
       

PHOTOS
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Wiesbaden Kasernes      

A. Freudenberg Kaserne

B. Hindenburg Kaserne
   
       
Wiesbaden Air Base
     

Wiesbaden Air Base, recent (Mike Smith)
 

1. Wiesbaden Air Base, 1949

2. Wiesbaden Air Base, 1949
3. Wiesbaden Air Base, 1950  

4. Wiesbaden AB, prob 1950

5. Wiesbaden AB, prob 1950

6. Wiesbaden AB, 2006
 
       
Camp Pieri
     

HQ European Air Transport Service, Camp Taylor, Dotzheim, 1946 (Walter Elkins)
 

Dining facility at Camp Taylor, Dotzheim, 1946 (Walter Elkins)
 

1. Camp Pieri, 1950
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2. 1st Con Bde, Camp Pieri, 1950

3. Camp Pieri main gate, early 1950s
 

4. Camp Pieri, 1952

5. Camp Taylor, 1946

 
       
Lindsey Air Station
     

Main gate, Camp Lindsey, Wiesbaden, late 1940s (J.T. Dunn)
 

Softball game at Lindsey, late 1940s (J.T. Dunn)


   
Wiesbaden Misc.
     

Eagle Club, downton Wiesbaden (J.T. Dunn)
 

Wiesbaden Football Stadium on Frankfurter Strasse (J.T. Dunn)
 

The Opelbad swimming pool with its fantastic view of Wiesbaden and surroundings
 

Palast Hotel, 1948 (Walter Elkins)
 

1. Wiesbaden, 1946

2. Wiesbaden Hauptbahnhof area

3. ARC Eagle Club, 1946
 

4. Von Steuben Hotel, early 1950s
5. American Arms Hotel, prob 1950s
 
6. Wiebaden M/P shuttle buses  
 

Air Force Commissary at the Opelhaus, Wiesbaden (Webmaster's collection)
 

EES Automotice Service Center at the Opelhaus, Wiesbaden, 1950s (Webmaster's collection)

Sugar Bowl Snack Bar & PX, Wiesbaden, 1946 (Webmaster's collection)
 

Downtown PX, 45 Kirchgasse, Wiesbaden, 1951 (Webmaster's collection)
 

Downtown PX, 45 Kirchgasse, Wiesbaden, early 1950s (Webmaster's collection)
 
HQ USAFE Compound
     

HQ European Air Transport Service, Camp Taylor, Dotzheim, 1946 (Walter Elkins)
 

1. 12th Army Gp HQ, end of WWII

2. USAFE Headquarters, post WWII
   
       
Mainz-Kastel      

1. Kastel Apartments, Mainz-Kastel, around 1950
     
       

USMCA Wiesbaden / 221st BSB (APO 09457) - Histories, Misc. Information
 
 

HISTORIES & MISC. INFORMATION
 
(Source: Wiesbaden Post, April 18, 1947)
European Air Transport Service

From a one-telephone setup in September, 1945, to the present day, the European Air Transport Service, with an operational air-field at Eschborn and headquarters at nearby Camp Taylor, has grown to cover 4,047 air miles on 90 regularly scheduled flights per week.

Brig General Lucas V. Beau, EATS Commanding General, has guided this organization since its beginning on September 4, 1945. Organized at the height of redeployment, EATS originally was composed of left-over wartime troop carrier squadrons, glider and fighter pilots, B-17 crewmen and other available personnel.
 
In its conversion to a more peaceful appearance EATS planes shed their wartime camouflage as C-47's were made into shiny aircraft with "European Air Service" neatly lettered in blue against their silver background. Comfortable plush seats have been installed in place of the hard bucket seats of wartime as the final note of an era had been sounded.

EATS flights are operated to and from Frankfurt to connect London, Munich, Bremen, Vienna and Berlin. From Berlin an EATS plane makes a weekly flight to Warsaw, Poland. Flights originate from Vienna for Bucharest, Belgrade, Sofia and Budapest. In the Mediterranean area EATS flights connect Udine, Pisa, Rome and Naples. There are no inter-theater flights between the Mediterranean and European Theaters.
In addition to regular flights which service the Army of Occupation, EATS also operates special flights such as providing transportation for diplomatic officials, evacuating sick or wounded, performing mercy flights, aiding the Graves Registration Command in returning the remains of American soldiers and rushing supplies to needy areas.

At present, for example, EATS is conducting a courier service for the benefit of American delegates to the Foreign Minister's Conference in Moscow. Supplies necessary for the Conference also traveled via EATS. Several weeks ago 54 tons of Red Cross supplies for relief of English flood victims were flown by EATS to Bovington Field near London from Frankfurt.
 
Until the civilian airlines develop sufficiently to connect the capitals of Europe, EATS fills the breach carrying revenue traffic -- not on a competing basis but as an interim service. (Enlisted personnel on Leave are accomodated by free flights whenever room can be spared in an EATS plane.)

Through the operation of their flights at EATS, the 5th Weather Group and 902nd Engineer Groups are to be credited with the supply of necessary weather flying conditions and Route-facility maps that have contributed greatly to the perfect safety record of EATS.
Not only does EATS provide transportation but it also maintains one troop carrier group and an air service group completely trained for tactical operation. A third mission maintains tactical efficiency of their troops.

Schools for the maintenance of efficient personnel are operated at EATS. The largest Airline College for training first pilots on C-47's is located at Munich.

Related Links:
Wiesbaden Air-Security Police Association - a website on the Air Police (60th; 517th; 7100th; 7122nd; 7150th AIR POLICE SQUADRONS) from Wiesbaden.
7100th Air Police Squadron - web pages dedicated to all who were stationed at 7100th Air Police Squadron - Hindenburg Kaserne - Biebrich Suburb of Wiesbaden, Germany: Home of the USAFE Sentry Dog School.
First Radio Relay Squadron - located at Camp Pieri in the early 1950s before moving to Ramstein AB in 1953.
497th Reconnaissance Technical Group - a Yahoo Group site created for any and all alumni who served in the 497th RTG, or its sister units the 496th, Det 1, and/or other US units stationed at the Schierstein Compound near Wiesbaden. There is also a web site available: Welcome to the 497th RTG.