141st  Tank Battalion Nellingen Kaserne 1952^

 

 

 

 

    Cpl. Robert Termuende   

 

Original Comment on End of this Page.

 

Nach langen Jahren des recherchierens, habe ich endlich im Sommer 2009 einen ehemaligen Soldaten des 141. US-Panzer Battalions kennen gelernt.

Robert Termuende aus Kanada wurde 1951 gemustert und in die U.S. Army rekrutiert. Robert hatte seine Ausbildung in der 1. Panzer Division

in Fort Hood und in Fort Knox Kentucky. Daraufhin kam er als 21jähriger im Juli 1952 mit dem Soldatenschiff General A.W. Greely nach Deutschland.

Anschließend in die gerade frisch erbaute Nellingen Kaserne. Herr Termünde wurde schließlich mit seiner Einheit in die Fliegerhorst Kaserne

Langendiebach bei Hanau versetzt. Dort blieb er bis März 1953 und ist nach Amerika zurück.

Leider besaß er in Nellingen noch keinen Fotoapparat aber dafür in Hanau.

Betrachten Sie die tollen Fotos des 141. Panzer Battalions. Robert Termünde ist 79 Jahre alt und lebt heute in Calgary, Kanada.

Er besitzt beide Staatsbürgerschaften. Danke für die schönen Fotos und deiner Lebensgeschichte als junger Soldat in Deutschland.

Viele Grüße von – Billy-

November 2009

 

141st Tank Battalion Hanau

141st Tank Battalion Headquarters Building. Hanau 1954 / Battalions Haupt- Quartier Hanau 1954

141st Tank Bn Hanau 52-3 Sgt Ponder, Kentucky and Bob

A 141st Tank Bn convoy and civilian traffic stopped on the Autobahn. US soldiers and German civilians mill around waiting for an accident to be cleared. 1952 –1953 / Convoy des 141.

Tank Battalion bei einem Stau auf der Autobahn

A tank of the 141st passes through a German town outside of Hanau during a field training exercise / Ein Panzer des 141.

Tank Battalions in einem deutschen Dorf Nahe Hanau 1953

Cpl Palmer and Bob loading 90mm ammunition. Palmer had previously served in Korea and was the only member of our tank crew with combat experience. / Bob Termuende und Palmer beim laden des Panzers mit 90mm Munition 1953 Hanau

A particularly bad accident in Germany when one of the 141st Tank Battalion tanks fell

off a bridge and killed some troops. / Ein folgen schwerer Unfall eines Panzers

der 141. der Todesopfer zu beklagen hatte. Süddeutschland 1953-

The tank is recovered from the river with the help of a tank recovery vehicle and a heavy wrecking truck. At the same time, a search is continued for a soldier missing in the accident./

Bergungsmannschaften an der Unglücksstelle

BOB - GERMANY 1952

Hanau 1953

M-47 Patton tanks of the 141st Tank Bn loaded on flat cars. / Panzer der 141. auf Tiefladern 1953

Nellingen Kaserne 1952

Nellingen Sept 1952 141st TB Members

Soldier wearing polar bear suit next to Nellingen Kaserne, September 1952. / Ein verkleideter Soldat der 141. Nellingen 1952

M-47 Patton tanks in a Museum USA 2009

M-47 Patton Panzer in einem Museum in den USA

Eintrittskarte zum örtlichen Soldaten Club in der Nellingen Kaserne 1952 / Membership Card of Bob Termuende for the Nellingen Kaserne EM-Club 1952

Bob and Grandson Joel - Vienna 2009 / Bob Termuende und sein Enkel Joel im September 2009 auf Europa Reise. Das Foto zeigt beide in Wien-Prater-Riesenrad

Robert Termuende in 2009 ( 79 Years )

The postcard from Esslingen was bought by Bob in 1952

 

Original Comment of Robert Termünde:

 

 

Greetings Mr Bils - from Fort Steele, British Columbia, Canada.  Thank you for your letter.  

 

I was indeed stationed briefly with the 141st Tank Battalion at Nellingen Barracks in late June or early July,1952.  

As I recall it was for only a few weeks before the unit transferred to the Fliegerhorst Kaserne at Langendiebach, near Hanau.  

Unfortunately I didn't acquire a camera until I got to Hanau so I have no photos of Nelligen.  

 

However, in addition to the attached, I have a 23 page brochure  "Esslingen am Neckar"  published under the direction of the Military Government of Esslingen.  

At the time Germany was still officially under occupation  (my only medal from 2 years of US Army service was the Medal of Occupation which I gave to a grandchild).

If you wish, I would be pleased to send you the original EM Club card, post card and the Esslingen brochure (which is in English) for your excellent collection.

 

I've been back to Germany a few times, the latest being this fall when I took a grandchild with me on a Roots and History tour.  

This trip is at  www.termundes.blogspot.com.

 It works best if you start at the bottom and scroll up.

 

  Best regards

  Bob

 

PS  I was a Canadian citizen working in Spokane, Wash. when the Korean War started.   I was subsequently drafted into the US Army, trained with the 1st Armored Division at Fort Hood, TX  (including 3 months leadership school at Ft Knox, KY) and sent to Germany in June, 1952.

I now have dual citizenship.  

 

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