United States Constabulary, Bamberg/Heidelberg/Vaihingen, Germany, 1946-1950

ACTIVATION:

UNIT DESIGNATION:

HHT, US Constabulary

USCON became operational on 1 July 1946

ORIGINAL UNIT DESIGN.:

HHC, VI Corps

HQ VI Corps was moved from Esslingen to Bamberg on 10 Feb 1946;

DATE ASSIGNED:

1946

DATE ACTIVATED:

1 July 1946

PARENT UNIT:

EUCOM, 1946-50

LOCATION:

1. Bamberg
2. Heidelberg
3. Vaihingen

1. 1 July 1946 - Feb 1947
2. Feb 1947 - 1 Feb 1948
3. 1 Feb 1948 - 24 Nov 1950

REORGANIZATION / REDESIGNATION / INACTIVATION:

DATE REORGANIZED: 1. 9 Sept 1947
2. 20 Dec 1948
 
DATE REDESIGNATED: N / A  
DATE INACTIVATED: 24 November 1950 HQs and staff personnel of USCON used to form the basis for HQs Seventh Army which was activated on the same day

HOME STATION:

KASERNE: 1. La Garde Kaserne
2. Patton Barracks
3. Patch Barracks
 
CITY: 1. Bamberg
2. Heidelberg
3. Vaihingen
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V aihingen is a suburb of the city of Stuttgart

OTHER HISTORICAL INFORMATION OF SIGNIFICANCE:

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     REFERENCES:

        1.    District Constabulary 1945/early 1946.

        2.    Map and Organization Chart of the US CON activation 1 May 1946.

        3.    Map and Organization Chart of the U.S. Constabulary after reorganization of Sept 1947.
        4.
    Map and Organizational Chart of the U.S. Constabulary after the tactical reorganization in late 1948.
        5.    "Mobility, Vigilance, Justice" Military Review article, March 1947

        6.    A Progress Report on the United States Constabulary Military Review article, October 1949
        7.    U.S. Constabulary Horse Cavalry Armored Cavalry Journal, May-June 1948
        8.    Aerial photo of Campbell Kaserne, Heidelberg probably taken in 1950 (occupied by HQ EUCOM)       
        9.    Aerial photo of Patch Barracks, Vaihingen probably taken in 1950 (just after USCON headquarters moved from Heidelberg)
      10.    Headquarters Move Scheduled To Be Completed By Feb. 15 As Personnel Depart Daily Constabulary Lightning Bolt, Jan 25 1947.

      11.    Mobility, Vigilance, and Justice: The US Army Constabulary in Germany, 1946-53, by Kendall D. Gott.