421st Medical Company Nellingen Barracks 1962 to 1964

421. Hubschrauber (Luftrettung) Kompanie Nellingen Barracks 1962 bis 1964

 

421st Medical Company (Air Ambulance) "DUSTOFF Europe" 7th Medical Command

 

 

 

 

               Spec-5 Ernie Boren

 

                  

Original Comment on End of this Page.

 

Januar 2010. Herr Ernie Boren hat mich angeschrieben und berichtete mir, dass er von 1962 bis 1964 mit der 421. Hubschrauber Kompanie in den Nellingen Barracks

stationiert war. Ernie war der einzigste ausgebildete Anflug Radar Mechaniker im ganzen Platoon. Diese Bezeichnung in der Army lautete 282.2 Ground Controlled Approach Radar

Repairman. Nach einer Weile wurde er auch in das 2. Platoon versetzt nach Illesheim und schließlich in das 3. Platoon nach Grafenwöhr.

Ernie und seine Kameraden unternahmen natürlich auch Ausflüge in die nähere Umgebung von Nellingen und Stuttgart. Herr Boren hat seine Army Dienstzeit in Deutschland

sehr genossen.

Vielen Dank für das zur Verfügung gestellte Fotomaterial und viele Grüße von – Billy – Oktober 2010

 

View shows Back of 421st Medical Company Hangar 1962

421st Medical Company Trucks Nellingen Barracks 1963

LKW Parkplatz der 421. Nellingen Barracks 1963

View shows Back of 421st Medical Company Hangar

CH-34 Helicopter Army Airfield in Illesheim

Left to right Ernie Boren, John Naan & Frank Patrick Down Hill to Esslingen 1962 /  v.l. nach rechts Ernie Boren, John Naan und Frank Patrick Esslingen 1962.

CH-34 Helicopter Army Airfield in Illesheim

Original Comment of Ernie Boren:

 

Email 1:

 

Hi Billy,

Billy, I’m afraid that after looking for photos, while I did find some I do not recall where all were taken. I was with the 421st Medical Company Air Ambulance at Nellingen for

a few months as that was Headquarters Company and 1st Platoon. Being that I was the only Ground Controlled Approach Radar repairman in the whole company and we

did not have an airfield with radar at Nellingen, I spent time at the 2nd platoon in Illesheim and ended my tour at the 3rd platoon in Grafenwoehr.

One picture from left to right (Ernie Boren, John Naan & Frank Patrick all with the 421st) was taken (I believe ) high on a hill at a restaurant in perhaps Esslingen in 1962.

Probably not very interesting, but of course they are to me. Sorry I did not have more to offer.

Regards,

Ernie Boren 421st Medical Company Air Ambulance 1962 – 1964  January 2010

 

Email 2:

 

Hi Billy,

I was a Specialist-5th Class (spec-5) and my MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) was 282.2 Ground Controlled Approach Radar Repairman. I do not think they use the

term MOS anymore, this was 48 years ago!!

421st Medical Company (AA) Air Ambulance did not have their own GCA Radar in Nellingen so I was lent out to the other platoons (Illesheim & Grafenwöhr) where other

companies had a GCA Radar for me to work on.

 

Regards,

Ernie Boren May 2010

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