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A walk through Camp King

Today I took a walk through Camp King in Oberursel with Maria Shipley, who runs “Pension Sprachschule” (www.pension-sprachschule.de).

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We talked about the history of the area and how it is being used today. You can hear it in the following podcast:

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14 Responses to “A walk through Camp King”

  1. Sam Flynn Says:

    The commentary is very good. I really liked it. The only question I have is whether the prisoners actually were held in the older houses during World War II. To my understanding, these houses were not used and remained under the control of the University of Frankfurt. Also the officer housing on the hill was senior officers only, LT Colonels, Cornels, Generals, and of course the biggest was the commanding officers. They were duplex housing with the exception of the commanding officers house.

    I will add a link to your site. It is excellently done. I am glad that they decided to tear down building 1050 to make room for the stores and leave 1051 which is the building I lived in.

    I was sad to learn that the school changed its name. I can understand the reasoning though. As mentioned in the commentary, us Americans were really intrusive. When I think of Frankfurt I remember mostly American areas which were numerous. It is time for Germany to become Germany with the proper pride of the people. I also think of the friendliness of the people not only to tolerate us but welcome us. I don’t think we would be so welcoming of the German People had that many bases in the USA.

    Thank you very much!!!

  2. Don Burgin Says:

    Great report, thanks

  3. Pat Neal Says:

    My dad was the last CO with the 513th. I know at that time we were living in one of the duplexes because it was just my mom, dad and I and one of the other officers had a few more kids. I think that area was majors and above with exception of one German Contractor by the last name of Wagner.

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  6. William C. Neubauer Says:

    I was assigned to HQS USARGE from 69-17 and at 3rd Mov Region [IG Fraben] from 73-75. I am now retired and working as a DAC in Wiesbaden. Wife (Jane) and I went out to Camp King today and can’t believe all the changes. I have a dozen digital photos that might find a home on your webpage if you send me a delivery email address. I enjoyed your KC webpage.

    Bill Neubauer
    LTC, USAR (retired since 1994)

  7. The Monday Podcast» Blog Archive » Winter in Germany Says:

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  8. AllThingsGerman.net» Blog Archive » Winter in Germany Says:

    […] gave us not only a rare chance to go sledging on the hills of Camp King, but also to talk about some of the things that German residents – and possibly long-term […]

  9. Graham Says:

    @Bill Neubauer

    I’d love to see those photos (the e-mail address is on this page).

    Next time you visit Camp King, perhaps you would like to talk to us about your time here for the podcast?

  10. zixmail Says:

    It is so popular site!

  11. Gerald Says:

    My OH MY! a blast from the Past.
    Hi to Bill and Jane – from Gerald & Kathy May,
    WD4FNL/4Z5JV. Hatzor HaGelilit, Israel.

  12. Maria S. Says:

    Because of my posts about Camp King, I have had some interesting comments, too.
    They were mostly about former eating/drinking establishments and whether they still existed:-), such as the “Fuchstanz”, a popular place for U.S. Americans in the 60s.

  13. Graham Tappenden Says:

    I think we should do a “return to Camp King” podcast and talk about it 🙂

  14. Robert W. Speers Says:

    Memories of my duty there during 1946-47 as the personnel sergeant with the ECIS and earlier guarding German POW’s who daily were trucked into Frankfurt to work in cleaning up the debris from the war. Robert W. Speers

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