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Follow me to the next station :) (sorry, google translate)

 

Once upon a time "When Berthold", a small beer garden in Schweinheim the middle of the American military training area. Berthold Sdrenka, born in February 1917 in Königsberg / East Prussia, married to Ursula Hoedt, born in March 1923 in Posen / West Prussia, had ended up there after the Second World War as expellees to Aschaffenburg. Here they wanted to build a new life, because a suitcase full of belongings was all that was left to them. In the Schweinheimer Dümpelsmühle Berthold Sdrenka found a room. He was hired as a servant and agricultural managers. Slowly, the family grew. Son Gerhard came in September 1947 and daughter Gisela in December 1949 on the world. Berthold a new work had to find, as its housing in the Dümpelsmühle had become too tight. In the American armed forces who were stationed in Aschaffenburg Pig home, he found a new job.

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This went on for several years , until 1961 the expansion of the military area the cheerful stopped it . Family Sdrenka had to look for a new home and moved to the Rhönstraße . Through an agreement between the federal government and the Americans the small house could be shared by the Schweinheimer reservist camaraderie.

The post-war history came to an end . The Federal Agency for Real Estate task had terminated most of the use of contracts for the training area Schweinheim 31 August 2007 on 15 May 2007. The area was annexed by the Americans for military use had to get the city of Aschaffenburg on 1 September 2007.

The house is now managed by the Federal Forestry Agency Bad Kreuznach and the responsible working group of the city of Aschaffenburg . With the departure of the Americans , the Reservist had to leave the house. Today, the house that is reminiscent of so many stories of that time stands alone and abandoned in a pig Wald .

 

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Schaufel 33 told

 

Hi in my youth time was often on the campground of reservists. The "Indigenous stick" was established by the reservists themselves. We built it about 5 years ago

from a tree trunk and a chainsaw. Since the terrain de RK is on the U.S. military training area in the middle, in particular GI's enjoyed on the part.

 

 

 

 

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Ups........post missing between post 28 and 29

 

He was allowed to with his family a house on the parade ground relating to the condition, the neighboring German-American "Rifle and Pistolclub" to lead sideline. Besides his work as a bartender, he was responsible for the necessary purchases. The club room with a large bar counter was located at the front of the barracks, the air rifle and pistol shooting range in the back part. Berthold led the Club in 1950 until 1960. In May 1950, the family Sdrenka moved into the new property. First, it was used as purely residential house, later was added a catering operation. Mid-50s discovered mushroom pickers and hikers this idyllic place. In God's great outdoors you sat comfortably together on the weekend, drank beer and ate a decent snack. Word got around quickly in Schweinheim that on Sundays, a brunch was served

 

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Behind the gun club on the hill 347 stands the "Stengerts Tower"

The name for 1945 was "Hindenburg Tower"

1936 / 37 bulit from the "Spessartbund", 22 meter high and 103 stair-steps.

Very crazy americans have roped here :D

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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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Definitely the 10th Armored Division. They may have had a unit there on their way south in April 1945 or during the period between the end of the war and their departure back to the States. It may even have been a lay over spot for their units on their way home. Here are pictures of the two patches I took from the box and have kept ever since as souvenirs.

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Definitely the 10th Armored Division. They may have had a unit there on their way south in April 1945 or during the period between the end of the war and their departure back to the States. It may even have been a lay over spot for their units on their way home. Here are pictures of the two patches I took from the box and have kept ever since as souvenirs.

Here are the backs of the patches.

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Dennis (Bertmedals)

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Hey

Interesting story
I also think the patsches from the time of replenishment.
The command posts was 4.26.45 in Babenhausen and 4.27.45 in Mindelheim.

The supply route via Aschaffenburg :)

 

 

 

 

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Thank you for posting all of this.

 

It is interesting to see how all of this is falling apart and decaying so quickly.

 

I don't believe I was ever at this facility, but the buildings are all standard US Government construction.

 

Hopefully the land will be put to good use.

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of the Vietnam War

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