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#1 AB45

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 07:59 AM

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The system was pending withdrawal stationed in Aschaffenburg units and formations of the 3rd Brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division and other U.S. military units in 1993 as training area out . Only after he was designated military training area , as he , from now until its closure in September 2007 , mostly in company - to battalion strength , only by foreign troops of the U.S. armed forces , mainly from the surrounding sites in Hanau , Darmstadt, Babenhausen (Hessen) Würzburg and Kitzingen, was used for combat exercises with maneuvers and display ammunition.
 

The south of Aschaffenburg hamlet Schweinheim Located former training ground was laid out by the Kingdom of Bavaria after the acquisition of land by the municipality Schweinheim 1912/13, in a total area of ​​95 008 Frankish decimals (about 32 hectares) of agricultural land belonging to private owners . In 1920, the then 240 day's work (about 82 ha) was large grounds leased by the municipality Schweinheim vom Reichsschatzministerium and made ​​available for agricultural purposes . In 1936 the site was used again as lokaler Exerzierplatz - this time of the Wehrmacht, the build ended in Aschaffenburg along the Würzburg and the pig Straße more barracks ( Pioneer , Lagarde , Bois- Brulé and artillery barracks ) . Core area of ​​the Wehrmacht parade ground was a pioneer practice course. There, on July 21, 1943, a gas explosion occurred : the death of 33 soldiers was to be deplored. From its past as a pioneer training area still bear witness to the remains of various buildings that were built solely for training purposes , eg Bridge piers , bridge abutments , inter alia,



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Posted 26 May 2014 - 08:02 AM

In the last weeks of the Second World War, the U.S. armed forces focused on the parade ground , a warehouse with a field hospital. From 1946, the parade ground was used again for agriculture and divided among Schweinheimer families. After that U.S. forces built new , their training requirements tailored exercise facilities. In addition to the already then existing shooting ranges for rifles, shooting arisen for machine gun , pistol and bazooka ( a recoilless anti-tank weapon ) . In the forest areas combat exercises were mainly carried out . The infrastructure of the training area was continuously rebuilt again and again during the life of the U.S. Armed Forces and expanded. For example, new access roads with a fixed substructure fürSchützenpanzer and heavy Abrams battle tanks Created , a tank trail to practice fire and movement of the armored train were created without a sharp shot , reported a equipped with artificial obstacles, driving school grounds for wheeled and tracked vehicles (sometimes used for stock car racing ), a pent-up pond to drive through with tanks (also used by the local Rod and Gun Club for fishing ) , a helipad , several camping places , a small target area for tanks and armored personnel carriers , as well as a lighted for night shooting and the increased security requirements sufficient firing range for handguns built . In addition, a verbunkerter explosive space for blasting up to 125 grams of TNT , a shooting lane for the 40 - mm grenade gun and a training facility for the crew of NBC reconnaissance tanks emerged . In an abandoned munitions depot a small arena for the local and urban warfare was built. A special ammunition defeat for nuclear warheads of ballistic short- range missiles of the type Lance and several buildings for a Range Control for a Schießkinound for training were the highlights of the run by the U.S. armed forces renovation and expansion projects .

 

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 08:20 AM

For the dead man`s

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 12:13 PM

Pictures of AB 45 and Pickup (Friend)
The first pictures.
I hope you have fun while watching the images

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Later followed by pictures from the landing training ground of the pioneers (Wehrmacht)
Too Cold war time it was said:
Visit Europe as long as it is still standing.
Today, it is said:
Visit the EXE as long as he is still standing

 

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 12:54 PM

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 01:03 PM

Combat Theater

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 02:04 PM

Rifle Range

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 02:07 PM

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 02:15 PM

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 06:59 PM

I'm sure there will be some members that remember the place, thanks for posting them.

 

By the way, anyone know what these are in these photos? they are clearly related to Solviet AFVs but what the hell are they?

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 10:09 PM

Next Rifle Range

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 10:11 PM

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 10:16 PM

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 10:25 PM

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 10:28 PM

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 01:52 PM

Great pictures!  Thanks for posting them.  I did some metal detecting in the Schweinheim training area in 1980-81 and found the remains of a small US-German firefight including expended M-1 clips (at the bottom of a small hill) and the caps from German stick grenades at the top of the hill!

 

Bois Brule Kaserne was used by the US 10th Armored Division in the late 1940s.  One day we were cleaning out the attic in one of the barracks and found an unopened box of brand new WWII era 10th Armored Division patches.  We divided them up among the troops. I still have 2 of them.



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 02:17 PM

Those are some great photos!!!  I'd love to see more if you have them!



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 06:12 PM



Great pictures!  Thanks for posting them.  I did some metal detecting in the Schweinheim training area in 1980-81 and found the remains of a small US-German firefight including expended M-1 clips (at the bottom of a small hill) and the caps from German stick grenades at the top of the hill!

 

Bois Brule Kaserne was used by the US 10th Armored Division in the late 1940s.  One day we were cleaning out the attic in one of the barracks and found an unopened box of brand new WWII era 10th Armored Division patches.  We divided them up among the troops. I still have 2 of them.

That's a great story bert, but for clarification, was it the 10th Armored Division or the 10th Infantry Division patch you found? I say this as the 10th Armored Division was long gone from Germany by the late 40s, it was apparantly in the Garmish area of Upper Bavaria the whole time of it's occupation duty, leaving Germany in September of 1945, where it was inactivated at Camp Patrick Henry the following month, never to be reactivated again, while the 10th Infantry Division (lost it's Mountain designation when it was reactivated in 1948 as a Training Division) was indeed at Bois Brule Barracks in the 50s 1955 till 1958 after it was upgraded and sent to West Germany as a full Combat Division.

 

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 12:23 AM

Hey :)

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 12:34 AM

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 01:11 AM

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 01:14 AM

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 01:58 AM

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 02:03 AM

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 02:05 AM

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