Brocken, probably early 1940s
Walter Elkins' archives)
Post card with aerial view of the German radio site in the Harz mountains.
This hill was in the Soviet Zone of Occupation and was used for a short period following VE-Day by the US Army to establish radio communications to Berlin. It looks like the Americans remained until early 1947. Can anybody provide details?
The Russians occupied the hill in April 1947 and established a major radio intercept station on Brocken. The station was operated by Soviet and East German signal units until the fall of the Berlin Wall.