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U.S. ARMY INSTALLATIONS - BAD TÖLZ
BAD TÖLZ AIRFIELD
BAD TÖLZ MISC.
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MAPS
Installation Maps

1. Flint Kaserne, Bad Tölz, late 1980s (169 KB)

2. Kimbro Barracks, Murnau, late 1950s (262 KB)

3. Prinz Heinrich Kaserne, Lenggries, late 1950s (108 KB)

1960s

Topographical maps of Bad Tölz and surrounding area.

Legend:
1. Prinz Heinrich Kaserne, Lenggries
2. Flint Kaserne, Bad Tölz
3. Bad Tölz AAF

4. Dependent Housing Area


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1960s

Topographical maps of Murnau and surrounding area.

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Murnau Topo (KB)


PHOTOS
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Flint Ksn

   


A. SS-Junkerschule Tölz, pre 1945

 

Aerial of Flint Kaserne, Bad Tölz, 1950
 

Flint Kaserne and Dependent Housing Area (Webmaster's collection)
 

Flint Kaserne, Bad Tölz, c 1984 (Charles Everett)
 


1. Aerial view of Flint Kaserne, 1945


2. Aerial view of Flint Kaserne, 1950
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3. Aerial view of Flint Kaserne, 1990
 

4. Aerial of Flint Ksn and Dependent HA, mid 1950s

5. Bad Tölz Dependent Housing, mid 1950s

6. Main Gate, Flint Kaserne, mid 1950s

7. 10th SF Group on parade at Flint, mid 1950s

8. Members of 10th SFG walk in the snow towards the main gate

9. Inside of Flint Kaserne, early 1960s

10. Flint Kaserne, 1950

11. Flint Ksn, early 1950s

12. Flint Ksn, early 1950s

13. Main gate, late 1950s

14. Main gate, late 1950s

Flint Kaserne, Bad Tölz, c 1977 (Charles Everett)
 

Flint Kaserne, Bad Tölz, c 1977 (Charles Everett)
 

15. AAF and Family Housing

16. Tower and hangars

17. Close up

18. Wooden hangar

19.

20. 1st SF Bn barracks?
   


   
Prinz Heinrich Ksn

   

A. Jäger Kaserne, pre WWII

B. Prinz Heinrich Kaserne, pre WWII

C. Jäger Kaserne, pre WWII

D. Prinz Heinrich Kaserne, pre WWII

E. PHK main gate pre WWII

F. PHK main gate pre WWII
   

Prinz Heinrich Kaserne, Lenggries

Prinz Heinrich Kaserne, Lenggries (Charles Everett)
 

1. Prinz Heinrich Kaserne seen from the Kogelberg, early 1950s

2. Zoomed image of photo #1

3. Quartermaster School headquarters building, Bldg 201

4. Student Company A, Bldg 205, center and on right

5. Bldg 213

6. Student Company C, Building
 

6. QM soldiers in front of the PX building

7. PHK in 1956
   


   

QM School sign in Lenggries, 1955 (Webmaster's collection)
 

Prinz Heinrich Kaserne, 1955 (Webmaster's collection)
 

Prinz Heinrich Kaserne, 1955 (Webmaster's collection)
 

8. German eagle statue


9. Parade ground

10. Headquarters building

11. Lenggries

12. Kennels


13. Service club


14. Service club activities

15. Baseball field


   
Kimbro Ksn

   

1. Kimbro Kaserne, Murnau, late 1950s

2. Murnau O' Club, Schloss Neu Eggling, 1969
   

Kimbro Kaserne, Murnau, c. 1960

Kimbro Kaserne with Murnau dependent housing (German Postcard)

Kimbro Kaserne sometime after return to the German government (German Postcard)
 

HISTORIES & MISC. INFORMATION
 
Research Request
 
Information is being compiled for a history of the U.S. Army installations in the Bad Tölz & Murnau areas, 1945 to 1990s.
Help keep the memories alive!
 
1. Historical information on installations and units
Requester:
Webmaster
Subject:
Looking for historical information on units and military activities including base support in the Bad Tölz, Lenggries & Murnau areas between 1945 and the 1990s.
Contact: webmaster

2. Aerial & ground photos of kasernes & housing areas
Requester:
Webmaster
Subject: Looking for period photos of the US Army installations (including dependent housing areas, schools, shopping centers, service (gas) stations & miscellaneous storage or maintenance facilities used by EES/AAFES, Quartermaster, Ordnance, Signal and Transportation units/activities) in and around Bad Tölz, Lenggries & Murnau from 1945 to the 1990s.
Contact: webmaster

3. Installation maps
Requester:
Webmaster
Subject: Looking for facility/post engineer maps of the various installations, activities and housing areas in the Bad Tölz, Lenggries & Murnau areas from 1945 to 1990s. Contact: webmaster

4. Military Community map
Requester: Webmaster
Subject: Looking for a map that shows in detail the Bad Tölz military community boundaries for the period 1974-1990.
Contact: webmaster
 
Kaserne Histories
 
US Army Installations:
Flint Kaserne, Bad Tölz
Prinz Heinrich Kaserne, Lenggries
Kimbro Barracks, Murnau

 
HISTORY of Flint Kaserne
 
(Source: The "Kaserne" at Bad Tölz, Third US Army Headquarters, probably published in 1946)
 
The kaserne at Bad Tölz was designated as the Headquarters for Third US Army in May 1945. On 23 May 1945, Third US Army Headquarters (Fwd) moved from Regensburg, where it had been located on VE-Day, to the kaserne. The new headquarters area consisted of approximately 40 acres that formerly had been occupied by a German "Junkerschule."

This installation was considered to be one of the finest military posts in Bavaria.The main building consisted of some 900 rooms built in the shape of a quadrangle building, and it afforded such facilities as offices, barracks, messes, chapel, theater and post exchange. Other facilities within the headquarters area included laundry, gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, athletic field, stable, riding hall, and motor pool.

Third Army headquarters was located at Bad Tölz until April 1946, when it moved to Heidelberg.

During Third Army's stay in Bad Tölz it was assigned the general mission of occupying the German Land (state) of Bavaria.

 
(Source: The Grape Leaf, sometime in 1953)
Flint Kaserne, Bad Toelz was the site of Headquarters, 1st (Inf) Division, from September 1946 until January 1951.

The kaserne was occupied by Headquarters, Special Troops, and 3rd Bn, 169th Inf Regt, of the 43rd Division, from October 1951 until the summer of 1952 when the regiment moved to Nuernberg.

 
HISTORY of Prinz Heinrich Kaserne
 
(Source: Email from Bill Newman)
The 631st Tank Destroyer Battalion moved into the Prinz Heinrich Kaserne within days after the end of WWII in May 1945. On no website about the kaserne do I find any mention of our being there.

 
 
HISTORY of Kimbro Barracks
 

A CH-34 of the 24th Inf Div parked near the Kimbro Barracks main gate (Wolfgang Ott)
 

Another shot of the same CH-34 at Kimbro Barracks (Wolfgang Ott)
 

CH-34 of the 4th Armd Div on visit to Murnau (Wolfgang Ott)
 

A UH-1 of the 24th Inv Div at Murnau. This was the first Huey to land at Kimbro Barracks.
The building in the back is the HQ Building of the USAREUR Engineer School (Wolfgang Ott)
 
Mid-1960s
(Source: Email from Wolfgang C. Ott. German civilian)
I have some photos of the US Army at Murnau. I grew up in Murnau, Upper Bavaria, about 70 Kilometers south of Munich.

For a long time there was a Kaserne used by the US Army, Kimbro Kaserne. It was the home of the US Army Engineer School for Europe!

As a young boy, if we heard a helicopter we would run to the Kimbro Kaserne, which was ony about 600 meter from my home. We wanted to see the landing of the helicopter and, of course, we waited until they took off again.

I was a teenager, and sometimes I took some photos. It was much more interesting to take a photo of a helicopter or if skydivers and not so much of buildings of the Kaserne. Today I would photograph everything.

Yeah, I was most of the time at the Service Club, up on the last floor in the HQ Building. I remember my first long-playing record (Johhny Cash at San Quentin) was from the PX. I still have today. One time a friend gave me a "cigarette" and said inhale, so this my first and also my last joint.

And of course every year the Open House was a big event! I remember very well the very, very good ice cream in a cube.

I have also some photos from Schwaiganger (a stud farm about 5 Kilometers south-east from Murnau - there was a drop zone used by the Special Forces at Bad Tölz. Sometimes, on a weekend, they were skydiving just for fun in Schwaiganger. On your excellent website I saw also a few words about Schwaiganger. I think the SF did some HALO Excercises there.

Yeah, I´m old school, I miss the time because it was a very, very good time.

(To see some photos that Wolfgang took while visiting Fliegerhorst Kaserne, Hanau in the 1970s, click here)
 
Kimbro Barracks
Murnau, Germany
 



1. CH-34 takes off from Kimbro


2. Kimbro rescue?


3. Skydivers

4. Skydivers
 
Drop Zone at Schwaiganger
I have also attached a few photos from the drop zone Schwaiganger. This drop zone was used by the Special Forces Group in Bad Tölz.

I took these photos - as far as I remember - in the summer of 1966.

Interesting is that they were already using the new Bell UH 1 Helicopter instead the old Sikorsky H-34, that they used before.
 

A parachutist floats down towards the DZ after jumping from a UH-1 (Wolfgang Ott)
 

A safe landing at the DZ near the Schwaiganger stud farm (Wolfgang Ott)
 

After landing at the DZ, the parachutist rolls up his parachute with some help
from his buddies while some local youths watch all the action (Wolfgang Ott)
 

The Bell UH-1 used to transport the parachutists to the DZ (Wolfgang Ott)

 
Related Links:
Prinz Heinrich Kaserne, Lenggries. A great website hosted by the German Luftwaffe, in German. The Kaserne is scheduled for closure in 2003. A Farewell Tatoo will be held on 28/29 June, 2002 at Lenggries. Many wonderful photos from the various periods of the Kaserne's history. The American period (1945 - 1970) is covered on Page 5 of the photo series.