328th  Transportation Company 1954 in Nellingen Barracks, Germany

328th Transport Kompanie Hubschrauber 1954 in Nellingen Barracks

 

Let me show you some very interesting Pictures of the Soldier John Brandt, assigned to the 328th Trans. Co. in Good old Nellingen Barracks

 

Lassen Sie mich ein paar interessante Bilder vom Soldaten John Brandt zeigen, er diente 1954 mit der 328th Transport Kompanie in Nellingen

 

In 1954  the 328th Transportation Company Front of Hangar Nellingen Army Airfield

John Brandts privat Residenz at Nellingen

Orderly Room of the 328th Trans. Co. In 1954

                                                                   Overview over the new Nellingen Kaserne in 1954 / Luftbild der neu gebauten Nellingen Barracks in 1954

 

Beer Mug / Bierkrug der 328th Transportation Company

 

Original Comment from John:

 

Goodmorning (Guten Tag) from Western North Carolina, USA.

 

My name is John Brandt and I came to Nellingen Flugplatz in the Spring of 1954. 

We moved the 328th Transportation Helicopter Company from Fort Riley, Kansas to Nellingen Flugplatz.

I was one of the Helicopter pilots.  My wife and I lived in Nellingen, sharing a 1st floor apartment with Frau Melville. We were the first family to move into the New 18 unit housing buildings next to the WWII Hanger and landing pad for the choppers. I have one foto I took from the air at about 300' showing the barracks area of both the helicopter

company and the truck company and so on.

 

Billie, enjoyed your web site

 

JOHANN BRANDT UND ERIKA                                                                    

 

 

 

 

11th Trans Co (Lt Hel) crest (Source: Hanno Englaender) History
The 328th Transportation Company (Hcptr) was activated at Fort Riley on 21 August 1953. Being the first Transportation Cargo Helicopter Company in USAREUR, the 328th crossed the Atlantic in May of 1954 to settle down at
Nellingen, Germany. The mission was to furnish direct support to Seventh Army and NATO. On 18 May 1956, the unit was redesignated as the 11th Transportation Company (Hcptr). In keeping with the Army's constant role of training and readiness, the 11th has performed a host of diversified tasks in Europe. These activities have kept the company's big, versatile H-19s ranging over Europe from Scandinavia to the Alps. In addition to the continuous cycles of unit training which the company has maintained, they have flown VIP "load" missions, emergency rescue flights for all of Seventh Army's major units. Operating over water and all kinds of terrain, in all extremes of weather, the 11th Transportation Company (Helicopter) demonstrated in Europe the vital role of rotary-wing aircraft in the modern army although the year 1955 claimed the loss of six when two Chickasaws had an accident during a night flying exercise. During 1956, the H-19s were exchanged for the bigger and more powerful H-34A Choctaw helicopters. The later redesignation as 11th Transportation Company (Light Helicopter) reflected this change. The type was flown for about ten years before the unit was disbanded at Nellingen on June 10th 1966.

 

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