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49th Transportation Group (Mov Control)
7th Army

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Group History (19..-1965)

49th Trans Bn

10th Inf Div

3rd Inf Div

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49th Transportation Battalion History
 
49th Transportation Bn DI
 
(Source: US Army Center of Military History website, Lineage and Honors)

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 49th Transportation Battalion (1) activated 5 December 1955 in Germany.

Reorganized and redesignated 20 February 1959 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 49th Transportation Battalion (2).

(1) correct designation should be 49th Transportation Truck Battalion
(2) correct designation should be 49th Transportation Battalion (Truck)


 
1956
(Source: STARS & STRIPES, Jan 20, 1956 )
The 49th Trans Truck Bn, stationed at Faulenberg Kaserne, Wuerzburg , has been attached to the 10th Inf Div, also at Wuezburg. CO of the battalion is Lt Col Harold E. Hazel.

ORGANIZATION (January 1956):

UNIT DESIGNATION

LOCATION COMMENTS
49th Trans Bn (Truck)    
HHC, 49th Trans Bn Aschaffenburg  
7th Trans Truck Co Aschaffenburg  
24th Trans Truck Co Bamberg  
100th Trans Truck Co Schweinfurt  

 
(Source: STARS & STRIPES, April 26, 1956 )
The 88th Transportation Light Truck Company arrived recently at Schweinfurt where it replaced the 100th Trans Co under Operation GYROSCOPE. The 100th will return to Fort Eustis, Va. where the 88th had previously been stationed.

The 88th Trans Co was greeted at their new home station by the 86th Inf Regt, 10th Inf Div. (Was the mission of the 88th to provide ground transportation support to the 86th Inf Regt?)

 
1958
(Source: Seventh Army Annual Review, 1957-58)
ORGANIZATION (30 June 1958):

UNIT DESIGNATION

LOCATION COMMENTS
49th Trans Bn (Truck)    
HHC, 49th Trans Bn Aschaffenburg  
7th Trans Co (Lt Trk) Aschaffenburg  
15th Trans Co (Lt Trk) Bamberg  
88th Trans Co (Lt Trk) Schweinfurt  
584th Trans Co (Lt Trk) Schweinfurt  

 
Group History
 
49th Transportation Center DI
 
(Source: US Army Center of Military History website, Lineage and Honors)

Reorganized and redesignated 25 July 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 49th Transportation Group.

Reorganized and redesignated 25 May 1965 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 49th Transportation Center

Inactivated 1 March 1968 in Germany

 
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1963
(Source: Email from Jerry Schleining)
I was just cruzin the net, when I saw the notes concerning the 49th Transportation Group .

I served in the HQ 49th Trans Group in 1963 when the HQ was located on Funari Barracks in Kafertal, Germany. During my tour, I was assigned to the BTMO Munich and later with the BTMO in Mannheim.

The Group Commander at the time was LTC Kenneth Bailey. The XO was Major Sajwonka. The OIC in Munich was CPT Lake G. Goodwin and the OIC in Mannheim was Major Powell?

I arrived as a PVT and departed as an SP5. I was a Movements Control Specialist at the time and worked mostly in Highway Convoy Movements and Freight Operations.

20 plus years later, I retired from Army as a Command Sergeant Major with the 5th Infantry Division. Given questions, I may have answers or fair recall of people, places and things concerning the Group.

 
1966
(Source: STARS & STRIPES, May 20, 1966)
The 107th Transportation Brigade at Ludwigsburg moves and controls nearly every item of stock supplied to units in 7th Army. This mission is met by close coordination, immediate response and a 24-hour operation which stretches the length and width of central and southern Germany.

In 1965, the 107th completed over 51,000 separate shipments of every size and description.

The brigade works through the 49th Transportation Center which is responsible for directing the movements of all brigade vehicles and aircraft.
Personnel of the 49th are scattered through 17 different locations stretching from Kassel in the north to Munich in the south.

Permission for each of the 107th's autobahn shipments - either single shipments or convoys - is obtained from German authorities by the center's Highway Regulating Team, The team consists of two US enlisted men and several local German transportation officers. For bug convoys, the team must assure that a German police escort is available.

 
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