9th Infantry Division / 42nd Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion

 

9. Infanterie Division / 42. Luftabwehrbattalion

 

 

 

 

   Tom Buchan   

 

Original Comment on End of this Page.

 

Im September 2009 bekam ich endlich vom Soldaten Tom Buchan die heiß ersehnte Foto-CD aus Amerika zugeschickt.

Tom Buchan war mit dem 42. Luftabwehr – Battalion,  9. Infanterie Division, von Mai 1953 bis Dezember 1955 in der Nellingen Kaserne stationiert.

Tom bezeichnete seine Zeit in Deutschland sehr interessant und schön. Er war auch einer der Mitbegründer des Nellingen Amateur Radio Funk Clubs.

Herr Buchan ist heute ( 2009 ) 72 Jahre alt und lebt im US-Bundesstaat Indiana.

 

Danke für die seltenen Bilder und vom erzählen deiner Zeit in der Nellingen Kaserne.

Viel Glück für die Zukunft wünscht dir - Billy

 

Nellingen Kaserne 1953

Antenna / Funk Antenne Montage

Antenna / Funk Antenne Montage

Antenna / Funk Antenne Montage between the Troop Biletts 1954

Antenna / Funk Antenne Montage

Nellingen Kaserne

Antenna / Funk Antenne Montage

Antenna / Funk Antenne Montage

Antenna / Funk Antenne Montage

CAPT RETIREMENT PARTY /

Party für den in Rente gehenden Hauptmann 1954

Dave

ED OTANSKI-SCROGGINS-ME at the Castle of Esslingen

Field Day12 / Feld Tag des Nellingen

deutsch- amerikanischen Funk Amateur Clubs 1955

Field Day / Feld Tag des Nellingen

deutsch- amerikanischen Funk Amateur Clubs 1955

Field Day / Feld Tag des Nellingen

deutsch- amerikanischen Funk Amateur Clubs 1955

Field Day / Feld Tag des Nellingen

deutsch- amerikanischen Funk Amateur Clubs 1955

Field Day12 / Feld Tag des Nellingen

deutsch- amerikanischen Funk Amateur Clubs 1955

Field Day / Feld Tag des Nellingen

deutsch- amerikanischen Funk Amateur Clubs 1955

Field Day / Feld Tag des Nellingen

deutsch- amerikanischen Funk Amateur Clubs 1955

Members of the 42d AAA Bn. Nellingen 1955

Issie Fisher in Uniform 1954 Nellingen

Mess Hall and Motor pool /

Soldaten Kantine und die LKW Reparaturhallen 1955

NELLINGEN  M-42 ARRIVE / Die M-42 Panzer treffen ein 1953

NELLINGEN ALL CHIEF'S

NELLINGEN BED CHECK / Betten Kontrolle in der Kaserne

NELLINGEN PARTY 1954

NELLINGEN PARTY

NELLINGEN –TOM Buchan ( on left )-WHO is LEAVING 1955

NELLINGEN-DOESCH BABY

OTANSKI-FRIENDS-BEER

Paul Herman Issie (Speedy)

zazz

zazz pap and dad in Manouver 1954

Tom Buchan 2009

Tom Buchan 1955

Tom Buchan 2009

 

Original Comment of Tom Buchan:

 

Mail 1

Hello: my name is Tom Buchan, I was there in May 1953 to Dec. 1955. Gary sent me a letter this past week and

here I am. Just wanted to Thank You for all the Old Memories............ It sure makes Your Heart Flutter To Look

back and see some of these Things..........I had a very exciting time while in Germany. I also was a Ham Operator

DL4OG and DL 4AAA till I left. Got Licensed in August 1953. A friend by the Name of Bobby Bond was my

Mentor............ He and I also started the Nellingen Amateur Radio Club During that time period. He had them

involved in a Field Day operation in the mountains. Which I have some Pictures of.........Glad to meet You and wish

You the Very Best.............Sincerely Tom N9AL

 
Mail 2

Hello Billy: glad to meet You. It has been a long time since I was there. But have a lot of great memories.............

Have thought of all the Guys, and a lot of the things We used to do. I was just thinking about Gary and Pappy a

couple of weeks ago, Strange how ESP works. Ha Ha I also have a friend who travels to Nellingen to visit his

Friends.... They own one of the Buildings and Live There . I will try get their name and address for You....... His

Name is Roger Peugh from Grace College Winona Lake, Indiana. He would go over and then when he came back

would and tell me all about what had happened........... I will write Pap and see if I can nudge him on the

slides...........He is a very interesting guy, and We had a lot of fun together.............I currently live in

Warsaw, Indiana. Have a web site N9AL.Com. Been a ham operator since being in Germany and

get a lot of enjoyment from it.............I also want to get my pictures back from my Daughter who wants to make a

scrape book. I gave them to her a few Years ago, when she brought up my previous life.............. Never discussed

it much with my family's. I would like to keep in touch and will send you a cd asap...............We are having the

most beautiful Weather that one could want. Beautiful Blue skies and 70 degrees with NO

humidity.............Sincerely Tom

 

Summer 2009

 

 

 

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