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[CCB Reunion]

[33d Armor]

[7th Sig Bde]



[2d Inf Bde]





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Coleman Kaserne - Photo Page 1

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(1) Aerial view of Coleman Kaserne, ca '58

photo from a postcard

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(2) Aerial view of Gelnhausen, ca '58

photo from a postcard

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(3) Main gate of Coleman Kaserne, '57
ScherpPhoto, '57

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(4) A Unit Policeman and his jeep.
ScherpPhoto, '59

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(5) A landmark and popular outings restaurant on the North slope overlooking the city of Gelnhausen is the "Schloesschen", also known as the "white castle" to GIs. From here you enjoy a nice view of Gelnhausen and the entire Kinzig river valley.
'58 Photo provided by Ray Moose

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(6,7) Farewell parade for departing CCB commander, COL Lardin (right), standing next to the 3rd Armored Division commander, MG Porter.

ScherpPhoto, '57

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(8) Kurt Laubach (left) and Fritz Sparrwald (right) were instructors at the Coleman Special Services Crafts Shop where soldiers could enjoy such hobbies as photography, woodworking and leather crafts.
ScherpPhoto, '56

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(9) Kurt Laubach, photo craft-shop instructor, teaches a class on photo oil coloring.
ScherpPhoto, '57

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(10) Two company tailors (C and D/33): For several years after our arrival in Germany, each company hired a civilian tailor to make uniform alterations and sew on stripes; civilian KP's were also hired and their pay collected from the soldiers
ScherpPhoto, '56

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(11) Dawn at Coleman:  Getting up early you would sometimes see spectacular sunrises as seen from our barracks, with CCB HQ in the foreground and the city of Gelnhausen in the valley behind.

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(12) SFC Carlson, S3 Office, CCB, was the coordinator for all Unit Police activities pertaining to civilian pass control.
ScherpPhoto, '57

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(13) Getting ready for the next day -- polishing the boots.

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(14) Off-duty: Passing the evening with a game of dice.

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(15) Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof:  Most GIs stationed in Germany at one time or another would come through the Frankfurt Main Railroad Station. From here trains would leave for many destination in Germany and Europe.
'58 Photo provided by Ray Moose

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(16) Another scenic view from the North slope across Gelnhausen, Altenhasslau and the countryside to the south. A lot of the green fields shown here have been built-up and the smaller towns have been merged into Gelnhausen.
'58 Photo provided by Ray Moose


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