I got out of school for two days looking at mug shots. I was taken to the clinic where they put cotton pads on my eyes and said I had smoke inhalation. We eventually got an apartment in Ruesselsheim on Matthias Gruenewald Strasse. Most offices went down to a skeleton crew, and I worked in the Communications Center and they sent almost everyone back to their homes or their dorms. 1972-1974, 70250, 46th Bomb Squadron Service Years 1970 - 1974 1974 Thompson . VILNIUS, Lithuania, March 20 (UPI) -- Military conscription returns to Lithuania amid Eastern Europe's military tension. Ten other U.S. Air Force personnel and two West German civilians also were treated in Landstuhl, a U.S. statement said. ''The curtains stood straight up, and the windows were torn open,'' he said. TadgStirkland401 (talk) 23:52, 22 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply], I was stationed there. Once I got my ID card in 1978 I was able to go to the movies by myself. I remember my mom talking about it and seeing the damage. [The Pentagon later identified the woman as Becky Jo Bristol of San Antonio, the wife of Senior Airman John Bristol, who is with the Medical Airlift Squadron at the base.] One thing I remember about the aftermath (that evening) was there was a large jewelry shop/exchange in the Officer's Club and the in light of the remaining fire and the spotlights that were set up around the perimeter you could see precious gems on the lawn and in the outer debris. | b1 = , | b2 = , | b3 = , | b4 = , | b5 = , North American military history task force, United States military history task force, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Rhein-Main_Air_Base&oldid=1096938886, C-Class European military history articles, European military history task force articles, German military history task force articles, C-Class North American military history articles, North American military history task force articles, C-Class United States military history articles, United States military history task force articles, Military aviation articles needing attention to referencing and citation, European military history articles needing attention to referencing and citation, German military history articles needing attention to referencing and citation, North American military history articles needing attention to referencing and citation, United States military history articles needing attention to referencing and citation, Military history articles needing attention to referencing and citation, Military history articles needing attention only to referencing and citation, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0, This article has been checked against the following, This page was last edited on 7 July 2022, at 16:44. Page 1: Hahn: Air Base you are here During the Cold War In the 1950s In the 1960s In the 1970s In the 1980s and early 1990s Today Approach and aerodrome maps Links Sources Airfields in the vicinity Categories Page 2: Hahn Air Base During the Cold War Use US Air Force base. Police said no one was injured by the two blasts that shattered windows and damaged walls and a ceiling at the club near Hahn U.S. Air Force base south of Koblenz inthe early hours. Watched the building burn and it was only later that we learned it was destroyed by a device placed by a terrorist group.18.104.22.168 (talk) 13:41, 5 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply], I was a U.S. Army officer stationed in the FRG from 1977-1980. An L-5B was the first aircraft assigned to Hahn and was obtained by the . RHEIN-MAIN AB, Germany A powerful car bomb exploded early Thursday at Rhein-Main AB, killing two Americans and injuring more than 20 people. It was originally built by French workers in 1951. HQ USAFE inactivated the 38th Tactical Missile Wing, Wueschheim Air Station, Germany, because of terms of the Intermediate- Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. In the mid-1950s, Major (later Lt. Col.) Chuck Yeager was assigned as squadron commander of one F-86F Sabre aircraft squadron at Hahn.. He underwent more than seven hours of surgery. To keep out gawkers, investigators also blocked off a five-block area including the headquarters, dormitory, audio-video club and transient quarters. The woman survived the blast and was flown by Army helicopter to the Army hospital at Landstuhl. It was supposed to be the Base Exchange but the explosion was Real and we were informed to look around the BX and go lend a helping hand to those at the Officers Club as there was a real explosion. CPI Aero signs contract with Sikorsky Black Hawk fuel assemblies. Source: DoD, Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Patrick Nugent. CECIL FIELD NAS. There was also a Hindu Indian shop attached to the club and they sold Indian artifacts, carpets, glassware, brassware, etc. In a telegram to President Reagan, Mr. Kohl deplored the latest attack and promised swift action ''to cast light on the deed.''. 811-11: DOD Announces Return of Facilities in Germany, 22 Sep 2011, The 38th Tactical Missile Wing at Hahn Air Base, TAC Missileers - Matador and Mace Missileers, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hahn_Air_Base&oldid=1151892010, This page was last edited on 26 April 2023, at 21:51. In a telegram to President Reagan, Mr.. Specialists spent the day sifting through the debris, marking items and taking photographs. I don't think the O-Club bombing was as early as January. My dad was an officer in base engineering and moved us to Germany in 1975. They did not go off and caused no deaths or injuries. He was being kept overnight for observation. CAR BOMB KILLS 2 ON A U.S. AIR BASE IN WEST GERMANY, https://www.nytimes.com/1985/08/09/world/car-bomb-kills-2-on-a-us-air-base-in-west-germany.html, John Tagliabue, Special To the New York Times. Lorrie Bourland, base public affairs officer. "It was done very smartly to inflict very serious damage.". 1985 $115.00 Seller: nanhofen (4,667) 100% Buy It Now +$18.00 shipping Sponsored Named Certificate (MR CLAUS ALT)-Hahn Air Base . It was not :lear whether the bombings were linked to the beginning of the West German peace movement's widely publicized 'hot fall' of protests against NATO's planned deployment of American nu:lear missiles in western Europe, police said. find my friend. Hamilton was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for "extraordinary heroism in action" in Varsenare, Belgium, where he led a low level bombing attack on a German airdrome 30 miles (50 km) behind enemy lines on August 13, 1918. The blast left a crater several feet deep. That same year saw the 496th Fighter Interceptor Squadron assigned to the 50th Wing, after spending 12 years at Hahn. Where this event preceded the Internet as we know it today, I'm trying to dig up facts that could be used here. In 3rd grade I had a teacher who taught us Oceanography in depth and in 5th we had a focus on Japan. NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- Emilia Clarke does not regret turning down the lead role in the movie adaptation of the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey. Two previous incidents occurred in March. U.S. military authorities provided the following list of those hospitalized or treated at a hospital. It was a great time for me because I could just walk 5 minutes to get to the theater. In conjunction with the switch, USAFE redesignated these fighter interceptor squadrons as tactical fighter squadrons -- the 32nd on 1 July, 525th on 1 October, 496th on 1 January 1970, and the 526th on 1 April 1970. The base is the main transit hub for the movement of U.S. forces to and from the European Comd. Frank H. Scarton, 19, of Woodhaven, Mich., assigned to the 437th Military Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, S.C. You can still see the blood over there where part of an engine flew into the street.". The command located F-4Cs at Torrejon Air Base, Spain and Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany; F-4Ds at RAF Bentwaters, United Kingdom, and Hahn and Spangdahlem Air Bases, Germany; and F-4Es at Bitburg and Hahn Air Bases in Germany. Police officials said at least 10 of the injured were Americans. All rights reserved. Twenty -four USAFE F-16s from the 10th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 50th Tactical Fighter Wing, Hahn Air Base, Germany, deployed to Al Dhafra, United Arab Emirates, as part of Phase II deployments for Desert Shield. Airman Scarton was thought to have been killed immediately, the spokesman said. March 8: Red Army Faction terrorists set off bombs in three West German cities in support of British coal miners who ended a year-long strike earlier in the week. : 32 . The size and content of the bomb have not yet been determined, he said. Lithuania brings back military conscription. West German employes of the Air Force injured but released from the hospital: Others were treated at the scene of the explosion by U.S. medical personnel. Thanks VetFriends, It was a wonderful moment that we will both remember for the rest of our lives, and we owe it to VetFriends. Calvin Harris forbids Taylor Swift from writing about him. In 1976 we celebrated the Bicentennial and I thought it was really cool with the quarters and the ice cream (strawberry, vanilla, blueberry). It was the latest of a series of assaults on military targets in Western Europe, apparently in response to the deployment of United States medium-range missiles. U.S. officials said this evening that no one had claimed responsibility for the blast. When we got there it was still black and white. In 1956, the wing was transferred to Toul-Rosieres Air Base, France, and the 7425th Air Base Group was left at Hahn to care for the facility. In similar attacks on U.S. civilian and military targets during the past 18 months, a West German terrorist group calling itself the Revolutionary Cells has claimed responsibility. Michael Bowers, a base spokesman, said the dead were Airman Frank H. Scarton, 19 years old, of Woodhaven, Mich., who was serving with the 437th Military Airlift Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., and was on temporary duty here, and the wife of an American serviceman. All tactical Flying wings in USAFE completed reorganizing under the concept of three deputy commanders for operations, resources, and maintenance. We were standing in front of the ring case next to the cash register. Officials at Hahn AB said they had increased security, but they declined to provide details. For a while I thought that I had triggered the explosion with that box. Units 50th Tactical Fighter Wing: He was on temporary duty at Rhein-Main. Aerial views of the base prior to completion of Project Tonedown, in which aircraft taxiways and runways will be camouflaged according to US Air Force Europe specifications. Meet over 70 local and international employers ready to assist you with your job search. A powerful bomb exploded this morning in Ramstein, West Germany, outside the headquarters of U.S. and NATO European Air Force operations, injuring 20 people including two senior officers and causing extensive damage to the building, U.S. officials said. Two weeks later, two car bombs exploded inside U.S. Army Headquarters' Campbell . Capt. The fact that the blast occurred when most airmen were arriving for duty was no coincidence, said Capt. 5th grade was also when they started teaching us German, but I wasn't interested then. HAHN, West Germany -- West German and American authorities searched today for terrorists whose bomb blasts in a U.S. Air Force officers club occurred only hours before a large anti-nu:lear protest at a NATO air base. Veteran C. Young, After 30 years and learning the computer and finding VetFriends, I went to my first reunion of the USS Navasota AO-106. Originally, the parenthetical nomenclature " (air defense) " was added to the squadron designation; however, in January 1970 HQ USAF directed USAFE to delete the "air defense" suffix. Feb. 1: Red Army Faction terrorists kill Ernst Zimmerman, a West German industrialist, in his suburban Munich home. Callers claiming to represent the Red Army Faction and a previously unknown Arab revolutionary group claimed respnsibility. Those hospitalized included Senior Airman Matthias M. Reams, also of the 437th Airlift Wing, and Barbara Reuter, a West German base employee. In April a nine-pound bomb was discovered and defused at a military community center on the U.S. Air Force base in Wiesbaden the day one of the jailed leftists died. Two of the injured were taken to the Air Force hospital at Wiesbaden. The 50th Tactical Fighter Wing was deactivated in 1991 after 35 years at Hahn. The development of Hahn Air Base over the years can also be seen from historical maps. Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Florida's statewide recount began Sunday morning after a three-hour delay amid a series of technical glitches with Broward County's counting machines. On the suspicion that terrorists may again have been involved, the West German Office for Criminal Activity joined U.S. officials in investigating the case. The blast left a crater several feet deep. Risk Not Evaluated or Not Required. One was an explosion outside a building in Giessen thought to belong to U.S. intelligence services. From the reports that we received while there, one woman broke an arm and a man broke his leg, or vice versa. Police said the group often has used fire extinguishers to conceal its bombs. Here is a collection of approach and airport maps from the 1950s and 1960s: Approach maps + aerodrome maps Hahn Air Base, Military Airfields in former West Germany, Air Bases of the United States Air Force (USAF) in Germany.
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