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What's NEW on the US ARMY IN GERMANY SITE
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as of January 1, 2019

Changes in 2002; 2003; 2004 (Jan-Jun); 2004 (Jul-Dec); 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018

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ABOUT THE WEBSITE
The "U.S. Army in Germany, 1945-1989" website was initiated in 2002 to serve as a resource center for unit histories, photos, personal recollections and other related information pertaining to the United States Army's presence in Germany and the rest of Europe from the immediate post-WWII period to the end of the Cold War in Europe.

I have been doing research on the history of U.S. Army, Europe (USAREUR) for more than thirty years and have chosen to use the Web as a means for contributing - in a small way - to the study of the history of USAREUR. In addition, a significant part of the materials presented have been contributed by former members of units assigned or attached to USAREUR over the years or by others who share the same interest in the history of USAREUR.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information posted on the website, I cannot accept liability for errors or omissions.

I hope you enjoy reading and viewing the materials on this site. Corrections, suggestions, comments and submissions of additional matrials are ALWAYS WELCOME!
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Jan 8, 2019

Added information on several topics: Military Sea Transportation Service - HQ MSTS-Eastern Atlantic & Mediterranean in London & MSTS Office Bremerhaven, 1960s (Military Sea Transportation Page, HQ USNAVGER section); Bremerhaven POE - Roll-On/Roll-Off concept introduced at the Bremerhaven Port of Embarkation in the 1960s as well as information on the 6000 & 7000 areas used by the POE at the North Basin for military RORO operations (Bremerhaven POE Page, Transportation section); two annotated photos of the port of Bremerhaven with ID of some of the former US military facilities (Bremerhaven POE Page); and some information on the Dunnage Yard at the port.

Jan 10, 2019

Posted two emails: from Ulrich Urban, a German national who worked as a graphic artist and illustrator at the MTMC Bremerhaven Terminal and later for the Bremerhaven Training & Audiovisual Support Center, 543rd ASG from 1974-1993 (Bremerhaven Page, Kaserne setion); and from Paul Reese, who served with the Data Systems Office, HQ 2nd Support Command in the late 1970s (2nd SUPCOM Page, Support Commands section).

Jan 15, 2019

Posted some additional emails: another one from Paul Reese, this one about his assignment to the 65th AG Postal Detachment in Grafenwoehr where he served as commanding officer, mid-1970s (US Army Postal Group Page, Adjutant General section); Thomas Nash, with 5th Missile Battalion, 30th Artillery (SERGEANT) in Vicenza, 1963 (1st Missile Comd Page, SETAF section); B. Cano, with Detachment 1, 1st Signal Battalion in Kaiserslautern, early 1970s (1st Sig Bn Page, Signal section); Paul Hollrah, 194th Field Artillery Battalion, Wertheim, mid-1950s (142nd FA Gp Page, Artillery section); Foy Braswell, 55th Field Artillery Battalion, Hanau, mid-1950s (30th FA Gp Page). Frank Forester, 46th Ordnance Detachment (EOD), Stuttgart, early 1960s (EOD Units Page, Ordnance section).

Also added several articles from the PORT REPORTER, the Norddeutschland Military Community newspaper: 4017th Civilian Support Group in Bremerhaven, (Labor Service Page, Labor Service section); the Coast Guard LORAN-C station on the Island of Sylt, a remote site in the Norddeutschland military community (Bremerhaven Page, Kaserne section); 69th Transportation Company at Bremerhaven, 1984 (106th Trans Bn Page, Transportation section).

Jan 19, 2019

Posted more emails: from William Cassing, Truck Terminal 2, Kassel, mid-1960s (106th Trans Bn Page, Transportation section); John Burton, former commander of the 570th Military Police Platoon (Railway) in Frankfurt, early 1970s (570th MP Company Page, Military Police section); Harold Rachesky, 67th Transportation Company in France, early 1960s (106th Trans Bn Page); Joe Walker, 48th Transportation Company (Aircraft Maintenance) at Coleman Barracks, Mannheim-Sandhofen, early 1960s (41st Trans Bn (AAM) Page, Army Aviation); Don Johnson, 42nd Artillery Detachment at Barnstorf in the early 1970s (5th USSAG Page, Ordnance section).

Jan 27, 2019

Posted photos of the 48th Transportation Company (General Support) in Göppingen in the mid-1960s (41st Trans Bn Page, Army Aviation section). Photos were submitted by Tony Conrad who served with the unit 1966-68.

Also posted two articles from the TRAVELER, the 1st Infantry Division (Forward) newspaper, from 1985 - one article about construction projects on Cooke Barracks 1985 and the other about the Hohenstadt Radio Relay Station, a remote site of the Göppingen Military Community (Göppingen Page, Kaserne section).

Feb 5, 2019

Added several emails: Robert Anderson who served two tours in Germany - 20th Station Hospital in Nürnberg, mid-1960s (USAH Nürnberg Page, Army Hospitals sub-menu, Medical section) and US Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe at Einsiedlerhof, late 1970s; Gary Guenther, 463rd Military Police Company in Schweinfurt in the mid-1960s (793rd MP Bde Page, Military Police section); Bruce Sierra, 493rd Supply & Service Company, Würzburg, late 1980s (13th S&S Bn Page, Quartermaster section); Ron Wiggin, Company B, 8th Aviation Battalion, Finthen Army Airfield in the late 1970s (8th Avn Bn Page, Army Aviation).

Feb 7, 2019

Added more emails: Michael Burgess, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry in Göppingen in the early 1980s (1st Inf Div FWD Page, Divisions section); Mark Pearce who submitted some photos that his father took while assigned to the 899th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion in Göppingen in the early 1950s (28th Inf Div Page); Ken McClenahan, 173rd Ordnance Detachment in Ansbach, early 1960s (69th ADA Gp/Bde Page, Air Defense); James Ellington, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry (Mech) in Hohenfels, mid-1970s (2nd AD (FWD) Page, Divisions); Jerry Miller, A Company, 501st Aviation Bn, Ansbach, early 1980s (501st Avn Bn Page, Army Aviation); Ron Baranowski, 7th Army Chemical Depot, Mannheim, early 1960s (Chemical Division Page).

Feb 11, 2019

Added information on several management information systems that were installed in USAREUR and supported by the US Army Computer Systems Command through its Support Group, Europe in Zweibrücken Germany: Division Logistics System (DLOGS); Corps Support Command Management System (COSCOM); and the Theater Army Support Command (Transportation) Computer System (TRANSCOM) (all on the Support Group, Europe Page, Adjutant General section).

Also posted some information on 3rd Support Command from 1981 (3rd SUPCOM Page, Support Command section).

Feb 14, 2019

Posted several emails: from David Wolfer, 93rd Signal Brigade, at Möhringen and then Ludwigsburg, early 1980s (93rd Sig Bde Page, Signal section); Wade Dehaven, F Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, Wiesbaden, (4th Bde, 4th ID(M) Page, Divisions); Dave Phipps, 100th Transportation Company in Schweinfurt, mid-1960s (35th Trans Bn Page, Transportation section); Tom Schiffer, 147th Maintenance Company, Schweinfurt, late 1980s (87th Maint Bn Page, Ordnance); Scott A. Gates, 228th AG Postal Company at Offenbach near Frankfurt, early 1970s (Postal Units Page, Adjutant General section).

Also posted some information on the 228th AG Postal Company in Offenbach, the 139th AG Postal Company in Bad Cannstatt and the US Army Postal Group, Europe, 1970s (Postal Units Page).

Feb 24, 2019

Posted an email with photos submitted by Philip Sarver, son of Harold Lowell Sarver who served with Detachment A, 284th Quartermaster Refrigeration Company at the Frankfurt Cold Stores, 1945/46 (USAREUR QM Market Center Page, Quartermaster section).

Mar 5, 2019

Posted information on various topics: 21st Replacement Battalion at Gutleut Kaserne, Frankfurt in the 1960s (Replacement System Page, Adjutant General section); information on the organization and functions of Division Data Centers in the mid-1970s (Support Gp Europe Page, Data Processing section); an article about the upgrade of the ADP system at the 1st Armd Div Data Center in 1984 (Page 3, 1st Armd Div, Divisions section); and an article on the Unit Level Logistics System (ULLS) that was installed at the 1st AD Data Center in 1985. 1st AD was the first division in USAREUR to receive this system (Page 3, 1st Armd Div).

Mar 8, 2019

Posted several emails: from Steven Wessel, A Company, 11th Air Defense Signal Battalion, early 1980s (11th AD Sig Bn Page, Air Defense section); Robert Davis, 326th ASA Company, Augsburg, mid-1970s (Army Scty Agency Page); Tim Crosby, 6th Battalion, 10th Field Artillery in Bamberg, mid-1970s (72nd FA Gp Page, Field Artillery section); Lou Buffardi, 4th Transportation Battalion, Ludwigsburg, mid-1960s (4th Trans Bn Page, Transportation); John Nicholson, 29th Signal Battalion in Karlsruhe and then France, early 1960s (29th Sigl Bn Page, Signal section); Bert Arsenault, 1st Battalion, 75th Field Artillery in Bamberg, mid-1980s (72nd FA Bde Page).

Mar 10, 2019

Posted several emails: from Jim Lancina, with the 264th Field Artillery Battalion (280mm atomic guns) in Bad Kreuznach, late 1950s (42nd FA Gp Page, Field Artillery section); Ted Mauritzen, 11th Transportation Terminal Command, La Rochelle, France, late 1950s (Port Operations Page, COMZEUR section); Bob Wilkinson, Company C, 11th AD Signal Battalion, Darmstadt, early 1970s (11th AD Sig Bn Page, Air Defense section); Joseph Lynott, 981st Military Police Company, Kitzingen and Schweinfurt, late 1980s (385th MP Bn Page, Military Police section).

Mar 12, 2019

Posted several emails: from Thomas Harris, 3rd Battalion, 64th Armor, Schweinfurt, early 1970s (Page 2, 3rd Inf Div, Divisions section); Dave Quickel, 96th Ordnance Company, Herborn-Seelbach, early 1980s (557th USAAG Page, Ordnance section); Earl Drake, E Company, 32nd Signal Battalion, Hoechst, mid-1960s (32nd Sig Bn Page, Signal section); George Guscott, 3rd Medium Tank Bn, 37th Armor, Schweinfurt, late 1950s (4th Armd Div Page); David R. Moya, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 64th Armor, Schweinfurt, late 1970s (Page 2, 3rd Inf Div); Lonnie Kiefer, 714th Tank Battalion, Schweinfurt, late 1950s (4th Armor Gp Page, Armored/Cavalry section); Earl M. George, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, early 1970s (Page 2, 3rd Inf Div).

Mar 21, 2019

Added information on the introduction of Electric Accounting Machines in mechanizing accounting and statistical operations in the USAREUR Medical Division, 1952 (Einsiedlerhof Page, Army Depots section); a 4-part YouTube video set depicting a Block II training mission held by Battery A, 2nd Missile Battalion, 333rd Artillery (REDSTONE) near Neckarsulm in 1960 (1960s Chapter, Overview Page, Field Artillery section); and photos of the Vogelweh Highway Patrol Station in Kaiserslautern, 1954 (62nd MP HP Co Page, Military Police section).

Mar 22, 2019

Posted several photos submitted by Paul Reese, to go along with his earlier post about the 65th AG Postal Detachment at Grafenwoehr in the mid-1970s (Postal Units Page, Adjutant General section).

Mar 24, 2019

Posted some photos of Prisoner of War Enclosure 26 (PWE 26) at Fliegerhorst Bad Aibling in 1945 submitted by Rob Haldeman, creator of the excellent website on US Army Tank Destroyer units in WWII (TankDestroyer.net) (Munich Page, Kaserne section).

Also added some emails: from Larry Hudacek who served as a military policeman assiged to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 502nd ASA Group at Flak Kaserne, Ausgburg in the early 1970s (502nd ASA Group chapter, Army Scty Agency Page); Keith Reichert ,142nd Field Artillery Group, provided additional information about his time at Wertheim in the mid-1950s (142nd FA Gp Page, Field Artillery section); Jeff Muller, Detachment 2, 7th Weather Squadron at Fliegerhorst Kaserne, Hanau, mid-1970s (Hanau AAF Page, Army Airfields & Heliports sub-menu, Army Aviation section); Loren D. Porr, B Company, 3rd Aviation Battalion, Giebelstadt, early 1980s (3rd Avn Bn Page).

Mar 28, 2019

Added information on several topics related to the 3rd Infantry Division in the 1980s: the formation of the Main Support Battalion under the Division Support Command in 1985 (Page 3, 3rd Inf Div, Divisions section); a FRONTLINE 'Spotlight' article on Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 3rd ID(M) from 1987; Detachment 10, 7th Weather Squadron that supported 3rd Infantry Division (7th Weather Sq Page, US Air Force section).

Also posted several photos of Giebelstadt Army Airfield in the 1980s and '90s on the Würzburg Page (Kaserne section).

Apr 7, 2019

Added information on several topics: the Combat Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Fulda, 1980s-early '90s (11th ACR Page, Armored-Cavalry section); S Troop, 4th Squadron receives its first UH-60A BLACKHAWK helicopters in May 1988 (11th ACR Page); the last helicopters leave Sickels Army Airfield in December 1993 (Fulda Army Airfield Page, Army Aviation section); Fulda ATC Detachment receives two awards in 1988 (Fulda Army Airfield Page); the functions of the Nurnberg District Adjutant, Southern Area Command in 1954 (Area Command Page).

Apr 16, 2019

Added two emails: from Tom Brennan who served at Nottau, a.k.a. Detachment K-2 of the 318th ASA Battalion in the early 1960s (318th ASA Bn Page, Army Scty Agency section); Jerry Sappington, D Battery, 3rd Battalion, 59th ADA, Babenhausen, early 1970s (10th ADA Gp/Bde Page, Air Defense section).

Also posted some photos of Leighton Barracks, Würzburg submitted by Jim Stephens, 3rd AG Company, 3rd Inf Div (3rd Inf Div Page, Divisions); information on Division Data Centers in the early 1970s (Data Processing Page, Adjutant General section).

Started a new page for Development and Readiness Command-Europe, later redesignated as Army Materiel Command-Europe and added information on the 517th Maintenance Battalion (TMDE) and the Logistics Assistance Office-Europe (LOA-E) (DARCOM-Eur Page, Logistical Commands).

Apr 30, 2019

Posted some photos of the 264th Field Artillery Battalion (280mm Gun) in Bad Kreuznach, mid-1960s submitted by Jim Lancina (42nd FA Gp Page, Field Artillery section); and the 295th Aviation Company (CHINOOK) at Campbell Barracks, Sandfofen, mid-1980s submitted by Rick Johnson (11th Avn Bn Page, Army Aviation).

Added information on several topics: the CH-47C (Chinook) Flight Simulator at Coleman Barracks, early 1980s (Coleman AAF Page, Army Airfields & Heliports sub-menu, Army Aviation section); the 240th Air Traffic Control Company at Coleman AAF, early 1980s (Coleman AAF Page); activation of the Development and Readiness Command-Europe at Seckenheim in 1982 (DARCOM-Eur Page, Logistical Commands); the TISA (Class I) Warehouse operated by the 574th Supply and Service Company at Spinelli Barracks, Mannheim, early 1980s (51st Maint Bn Page, Ordnance section); the Test, Diagnostic & Maintenance detachment in Mannheim, early 1980s (DARCOM-Eur Page, Logistical Commands).

May 15, 2019

Posted two emails: from Larry French, A Company, 504th Supply and Transportation Battalion, in Crailsheim and then Fürth, mid-1960s (Page 3, 8th Inf Div, Divisions section); Richard Fletcher, Detachment B, 42nd MP Customs Group, Bremerhaven, late 1960s (42nd MP Gp Page, Military Police section).

Also added two Christmas menus (including personnel roster with photos) published by A Troop, 24th Constabulary Squadron in 1949 & 1951, Bad Hersfeld (24th Constab Sq Page, US Constabulary section). The scans of the menus were submitted by John Pruett. The second article is from the 32nd Army Air Defense Command News, February 1982 about the communications support provided by D Company, 11th AD Signal Battalion at the Bann Hill 94th Group operations center (11th AD Sig Bn Page, Signal Corps). Article submitted by Brad Shere.

May 20, 2019

Started a new page for Defense Logistics Agency--Europe and added information on the Defense Subsistence Region Europe (DSRE) and the Defense Fuel Region Europe (DFRE) (DLA-Eur Page, Logistical Commands).

May 30, 2019

Added some information regarding the reorganization of certain Ordnance battalions to Direct Support Maintenance battalions under the COSTAR concept for the following units:
1st Maintenance Bn (DS), Ludwigsburg; 19th Maintenance Bn (DS), Giessen; 51st Maintenance Bn (DS), Mannheim; 66th Maintenance Bn (DS), Kaiserslautern; 71st Maintenance Bn (DS), Zirndorf; 85th Maintenance Bn (DS), Hanau.

June 10, 2019

Added three sets of photos: a photo booklet of the Harmonie Club, an Enlisted Mens Club in downtown Heidelberg, in the early 1950s (Area Command Page); several photos submitted by Roland Knobloch, Germany, whose grandfather worked for the German contrator that operated the US Army Schwäbisch Gmünd Ordnance Rebuild Plant, late 1940s to mid-1950s (Schwaeb. Gmuend Page, Rebuild Shops sub-menu, Ordnance section); a group photo of NCOs of A Battery, 887th Field Artillery Battalion, Schwäbisch Hall, undated - probably early 1950s, submitted by Stacie Kimbell (35th FA Gp Page, Field Artillery section).

Also posted two emails: from Henry Cox, served with the US Army Aviation Maintenance Center, Mannheim, early 1960s (Avn Maint Center Page, Army Aviation section); Peter Cox, 596th Signal Company, Kaiserslautern, early 1960s (39th Sig Bn Page, Signal).

  This website will continue to undergo many changes as I keep adding information (maps, photos, histories of military communities, kasernes, units and personal recollections) and experiment with formats, resolutions, etc.