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[CCB Reunion]

[33d Armor]

[7th Sig Bde]



[2d Inf Bde]







 (Page 3.44-B)
Coleman Kaserne 3: Tests, Training and Exercises

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(1) View of tanks of 33rd Armor and CCB Hq in the back

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(2) Tanks of 33rd Armor pass the reviewing stand during a 3d AD mounted parade at Hanau

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(3) Bore-sighting training on the M-48 tanks in front of our barracks at Coleman Kaserne, Gelnhausen

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(4)  33rd Armor maneuver damage repair team under CPT Young help keep damage claims down by repairing minor tank track damage themselves during an FTX between Frankfurt and Gelnhausen, ca. '57

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(5) Curious German kids would often be spectators during the FTX activities in the German countryside. Friendly GI's were known to be generous with candy. 

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(6) Amphibious training with floating Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) was conducted at Campo Pond, Hanau

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(7) Chow time during an FTX in the Gelnhausen area.  A hot meal rather than cold C-rations was always welcome to the troops in the field

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(8) GI's like kids -- during a convoy stop in a small German village, this little German girl shyly gave a soldier from 33d Armor some flowers. Wherever GI stopped they would quickly be surrounded by German children.

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(9) Tanks of Co D, 33rd Tank Bn, in their alert area near Langenselbold


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(10) An M48 tank moves on a road near Buedingen during a field exercise

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(11) A tank of Co C, 1MTB/33 at the Bernbach firing range near Gelnhausen

Photo and info provided by Chuck Bolliger

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(12) Tanks of Co C, 1MTB/33 on a narrow country road near Gelnhausen

Photo and info provided by Chuck Bolliger

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(13) A tight squeeze on the road near Hanau during a readiness test.

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(14) German Forstmeister: Movement of vehicles and troops in the state-owned forests was often coordinated with the German forest rangers.






Note:  Most of these photos show activities of my company, Co D, 33rd Tank Battalion.