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U.S. ARMY INSTALLATIONS - PIRMASENS
 

MAPS MILCOM Related Links
Installation Maps

1. Husterhoeh Kaserne, late 1970s


2. USAH Münchweiler, late 1970s

3. Fischbach Ord Depot, mid 1960s

4. Massweiler Ord Depot, mid 1960s

5. Husterhoeh Kaserne, 1983



6. Fischbach Ord Depot, 1983


7. USAH Münchweiler, 1983

8. Dahn Ammo Depot, 1989

9. Camp Dahn, 1989

10. D'Isly Kaserne, 1953
     

1980

Topographical map of Pirmasens and surrounding area. These maps are reproduced from the "U.S. Military Installation Atlas" published by the 37th Transportation Group in 1980.

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Pirmasens (312 KB)

1983

Topographical map of Pirmasens and surrounding area. (Source: Compiled by 649th Engr Bn (Topo) in March 1983. Submitted by Sebastian Hoock, Germany).

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Pirmasens (695 KB)
 

PHOTOS
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Pirmasens Kasernes

 

D'Isly Kaserne aerial view, 1953
(If you have additional maps, photos or information on Pirmasens Army Depot/D'Isly Kaserne from the 1950s, I would
like to hear from you!  Falls Sie ein deutscher Angestellter waren oder bei der Labor Service gedient haben, können
Sie auch gerne auf deutsch schreiben.)

 

Pirmasens Depot 1953-54

1. Husterhoeh Kaserne, in the fall of 1967

2. Jeeps parked in outdoor storage area of POMCUS section.

3. APCs under snow in outdoor storage area of POMCUS section.

4. Sign in front of AWSCOM headquarters building.

5. Another view of AWSCOM headquarters building.

6. Other buildings and a motor pool.

7. Husterhoeh Kaserne, 1995.

8. HQ AWSCOM, 1959.

9. Post Chapel, 1959.

10. Area around Pirmasens, 1950s.

11. City of Pirmasens, 1950s.

12. Fasching in Pirmasens, 1960.

13. D'Isly during a snow fall, 1959/60.
 

14. POMCUS equipment storage at Husterhoeh, ca. 1967

15. POMCUS equipment storage at Husterhoeh, ca. 1967

16. POMCUS equipment storage at Husterhoeh, ca. 1967

17. POMCUS equipment storage at Husterhoeh, ca. 1967

18. Parking on left of Bldg 4618, ca. 1967

19. Parking on right of Bldg 4618, ca. 1967

20. Bldg 4618 winter scene, ca. 1967.

21. Same view as #19, different season, ca. 1967.

22. Bldg 4619 in the summer, ca. 1967

23. Same view as #22, after snowfall


24. Snowplow busy at work, ca. 1967

25. Mysterious activity at Bldg 4616, ca. 1967

26. Guard tower next to POMCUS vehicle park, ca. 1967
     

27. 280mm cannons and related vehicles (263 KB)

28. Main Gate (KB)

29. Main Gate (KB)

30. 9th Ord Bn barracks (KB)

31. Mess Hall (KB)

32. Work area (KB)

32. Service Club (KB)
 

33. Installation map (KB)

34. Conversion Planning map (KB)
   

35. Pirmasens AAF, top right

36. Hangar, Pirmasens AAF

37. 22nd Avn Det, Pirmasens AAF

38. Open House, Pirmasens AAF, late 1980s

39. Pirmasens, prob early 1960s (257 KB)
     

Dahn

 

Camp Dahn, 1989
 

20th Ordnance Company, Camp Dahn, 1989

1. Motor pool

2. Barracks

3. Female barracks

4. Bldg 4814 and Bldg 4815
       

Massweiler

 

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Münchweiler

 
1. USAH Muenchweiler, aerial (110 KB) 2. USAH Muenchweiler (109 KB) 3. USAH Muenchweiler, aerial (168 KB)  
       

USMCA Pirmasens / 294th BSB (APO 09189) - Histories, Misc. Information
 
(Source: Heidelberg Herald-Post, April 28 1994)
Pirmasens inactivation marked

The 294th Base Support Bn and Hq and Hq Co., 294th BSB cased their colors April 22 in an inactivation ceremony held in the post gymnasium on Husterhöh Kaserne in Pirmasens.

Their official inactivation orders are dated for June 15. Soldiers from these units are reassigned within USAREUR or are transferring back to the United States. In its place, an area support team of the 415th BSB, based in Kaiserslautern, will continue to support the Pirmasens military community.

In the ceremony, before the colors were cased, Bundeswehr Brig. Gen. Wilhelm Romatzeck presented the streamer "Fahnenband," of the Federal Republic of Germany to the 294th BSB for the preservation of peace and freedom of the Federal Republic of Germany. Romatzeck is the deputy commander of the WBK IV in Mainz/5th Panzer Division.

Afterwards Romatzeck handed the accompanying certificate, signed by Volker Rühe, the federal minister of defense, to Lt. Col. Joseph E. Huber, commander of the 294th BSB.

The certificate reads: "In the spirit of our common mission and in appreciation of services rendered in Germany for the safeguarding of peace and freedom, the 294th Base Support Battalion is awarded the streamer of the Federal Republic of Germany."

Also participating in the ceremony was Col. John T. Revelle, commander of the 26th Area Support Group.

History of 294th BSB
The U.S. Army Military Community Pirmasens, a forerunner of the 294th BSB, activated in 1974.

In August 1976, USMCA-P became a subordinate unit of the newly established 21st Support Comd., with the mission of providing base operations support to the Pirmasens military community.

The Pirmasens community included Husterhöh Kaserne, an installation originally built to house Wehrmacht soldiers manning the Siegfried Line along the French border. The community also included Fischbach Ordnance Depot, Dahn Ordnance Depot, Münchweiler Hospital Kaserne, Massweiler Depot, Depot Clausen and over 28 storage sites in the Pirmasens area.

As part of the October 1991 implementation of the USAREUR Community Command Plan, the 294th BSB activated, assuming the base operations support mission of USMCA-P, under the command and control of the 29th Area Support Group.

In October 1992 the 294th BSB assumed the base operations support mission for Reserve Storage Area, Miesau from the inactivating base support battalion in Zweibrücken.

The 294th has supported deployments for Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Reforger exercises and Centag and Landcent exercises.

It has been responsible for the orderly drawdown of over 4,000 soldiers from Pirmasens.

In June 1992 USAREUR announced the 294th BSB for inactivation June 15, 1994 as part of its community realignment plan.

In its place an area support team of the 415th BSB in Kaiserslautern will continue to support the Pirmasens community.

HISTORIES & MISC. INFORMATION
Post Fire Station - Pirmasens
 

Pirmasens Fire Station, c. 1953 (Billy Gensmer)
 

Pirmasens Fire Station, c. 1953 (Billy Gensmer)
 

Pirmasens Fire Station, 1950s (Benno Knorr)
 

Location of Fire Station in the 1950s - between the Post gym (left) and the VHF tower
 
Can anyone provide any information on the fire stations at Husterhoeh Kaserne and other kasernes/depots in the Pirmasens area? (Contact webmaster)
 

1. Pirmasens Fire Station

2. Pirmasens Fire Station

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Pirmasens Fire Station
 

 
Related Links:
  US Army Fischbach Depot 1995 - YouTube video of the former US Depot Fischbach after ist deactivation (Aug 8, 1994) .