|Here are my recollections of Jeager Kaserne in Aschaffenburg, Germany. I was there from March 1961 through September 1963. I was in the 7th Transportation Company, part of the 35th Transportation Battalion. Battalion headquarters was in Worms, Germany. Platoons 1, 3, 4, and headquarters were in Building 26 in Jaeger Kaserne. Our 2nd platoon was permanently stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany.
Also in Building 26 were the local MP detachment, and the Class VI store. Building 25 was directly in front of our barracks and housed the USO club; I spent many hours there. Building 24 housed the barber shop, the laundry drop off and pick up, and the watch and jewelry repair shop. Building 20 housed the 9th Engineer Battalion. Building 18 was their mess hall, and Building 19 was our mess hall, which was the transient mess for Aschaffenburg. I think buildings 13, 14, and 16 where Quartermaster locations, but we did not have anything to do with them. Seems like they were mostly manned by German civilians.
Building 5 was the Snack Bar and had a small commissary on the first floor. The second floor housed the Dentist's office and some other offices. Building 6 was the Main Post Exchange. Building 2 housed the movie theater and the church. Looking at the diagram, I think the movie theater was on the left end of the building and the church was on the right end. Building 1 was the American Express office, and I think they also provided banking services.
Gate guard duties for the Kaserne seemed to rotate between our company and the engineers. I can not recall what was housed in the other buildings at Jaeger. Our motor pool was in Fiori Kaserne. The shop and offices were in Building 115, and the open space to the right marked H-3 served as the parking area for our trucks. We shared that space with a Signal Battalion that was located in Building 116.
When I first arrived in Aschaffenburg our mission was to provide transportation for the 3rd Infantry Division that was located in Ready Kaserne and in Graves Kaserne. About half way through my tour the Infantry got their PC's (personnel carriers) and no longer needed our services. We then switched to over-the-road hauling of freight and supplies. Our only remaining duty for the Infantry was Ration Breakdown; the pickup and delivery of food items to their locations. With the over-the-road trucking we picked up and delivered all over West Germany and occasionally to western locations in France.
Our company also participated in several types of temporary assignments such as returning old vehicles that were to be scrapped and delivering new vehicles in their place. These were called "drive-aways". We also took part in what were called "Redball" deliveries which involved either classified equipment or equipment needed on an emergency basis. These runs usually required that one of our guys accompany us and serve as an armed guard for the duration of the run. Additionally, some of our crew drove military buses at times.
The only other pieces of information I can remember right now is that the primary Aid Station was located in Graves Kaserne, and that the 3rd Armored Battalion (tanks) was located in Fiori Kaserne.
I just noticed another item of info that I can provide. Under the link to the 35th Transportation Battalion it shows the 3rd Infantry patch and does not include an end date. The 35th transferred from the 3rd Infantry to the 7th Army when the infantry got their personnel carries. That was perhaps in the Spring of 1962. From that point on we all wore the 7th Army patch on our uniforms and reported directly to 7th Army headquarters. Battalion headquarters remained in Worms.
Hope this helps fill in some voids. Thanks for the great website, I'll have to refer some of my old friends to it.