Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Last weekend I visited my brother, who moved to Stuttgart recently. On my way I suddenly passed a road sign reading PATTONVILLE >>>. Well, a rather unusual name for a German city. Doing some short recce, locally and online, I learned that this district of Kornwestheim/Ludwigsburg was a U.S. housing area until 1993. And that's how it looks today:

 

http://www.pattonville.de/servlet/PB/menu/-1_l1/index.html

 

Some interesting pics of the nearby Airfield:

 

http://www.google.de/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fliegergruppe-kornwestheim.de%2Fnatur%2Fgeschichte%2Fbeaver.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fliegergruppe-kornwestheim.de%2Fnatur%2Fgeschichte%2Fgeschichteindex.htm&h=232&w=400&tbnid=Ht3Ry94CMbYhoM%3A&zoom=1&docid=_ClOXe00ZAQ6RM&hl=de&ei=-dYyVIziHMjdPfSLgVg&tbm=isch&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=941&page=2&start=18&ndsp=23&ved=0CIgBEK0DMB8

 

Any cold war veterans and former Pattonville-inhabitants out there? Greetings to all of you & thank you for your service over here!

 

Lars

donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gifdonation2012.gif
donation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gifdonation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow! That looks so typical of US bases overseas. Many of those housing areas look like the ones at Smith Barracks in Baumholder. You can pretty much make out what must have been the school. administrative buildings and a power plant. I imagine the long building in the center was probably the PX and Commissary.

 

1950's urban planning at its best! If you think about it, the overseas housing areas were self contained model towns. A civic planner's dream assignment.

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

donation2017.gif

donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif
donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.