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Cambrai Fritsch Kaserne – Darmstadt, Germany

Cambrai Fritsch Kaserne was, I believe, an Army base where 6911th RGM was a tenant organization. Again, I’m not sure what my Dad did here but thanks to Red Barthel, I’m a little more familiar. He provided a nice PDF file on Darmstadt and what USAFSS was all about in Darmstadt. You can read the PDF at the link below:

Darmstadt Story

Thanks, Red!


214 comments for “Cambrai Fritsch Kaserne – Darmstadt, Germany”

  1. I was stationed at CFK in 1963 by which time the 6911th had been absorbed into the 6910th.

    Posted by Bob Rudolph | June 28, 2009, 9:11 am
  2. I was stationed at CFK from 1965-1967 with the 31st Medical Group. Have many great memories of my time there.

    Posted by Ron Quinn | July 11, 2009, 9:42 am
  3. I was stationed at camp kelly in Darmstadt Germany 1954-56 with the 507 medical co. which was under 31st Medical Gp

    Posted by Roger Bruner | August 16, 2009, 5:20 pm
  4. I was stationed at CFK from 1965-1967 with the 31st Medical Group in Darmstadt Germany. Have many great memories of the my time there. I remember some great guys including Ron Quinn, David Dowell, Armondo Fusaro and Bill Hafey. If any of you read this, please email me. Would love to hear from you.

    Posted by JACKIE COKER | December 26, 2009, 9:47 pm
  5. My email address is jcoker44@yahoo.com

    Posted by JACKIE COKER | December 26, 2009, 9:51 pm
  6. I was stationed at CFK ’64 to ’66. I was with HHD 31st medical group. Many memories of good friends. Would like to hear from anyone who may have served with me.

    31st CO was LTC Edwards. Sgt Maj was named Hammond. I believe I remember a Ron Quinn who made a comment above.

    Posted by denis sweeney | March 13, 2010, 10:49 pm
  7. Posted by denis sweeney | March 15, 2010, 7:12 pm
  8. I was stationed at CFK from 1961 until 1964, working as an Air Force 203. Good times! And busy times, too…allthough I did get to know the city of Darmstadt very well.

    Posted by GARY GULICK | April 26, 2010, 8:15 am
  9. I was stationed at the 6911th RGM from 1959 to May 1961. I was on Charley trick and was the guy who pulled the paper from your typewriter.

    Posted by Marty Margulis | September 17, 2010, 9:06 pm
  10. I was at CFK from 1/75 to 8/77 in Co A 440th Signal. At the time there was the 440th; 557th Ambulance company; an MP company; the Finance office; the Transportation Motor Pool and the community ed center. Hqs 32nd Air Defence Command came in, in about March of ’76. The Bicentennial of 1976 was kind of a bust for we GI’s stationed there, no big parades, huge fireworks displays on the 4th, or weeklong celebrations. Of course the news from “The World” was all about the Bicentennial, most of us just started ignoring it.

    Posted by Roger MacDonald | September 24, 2010, 10:39 pm
  11. I was stationed with 6911th from Oct 60 to Mar 62 on Delta. Best friend was William Muellenhof on Charlie and Tim Engh(roomate). I am living in Sebastian, Fla. Retired from AF in 1980 and retired from postal service in 2005. Looking for anyone from the unit or anyone that knows location of Muellenhof or Engh. Tks muoch.

    Posted by Robert H Walker | October 14, 2010, 4:45 pm
  12. I was stationed with 6910SW at CFK from 67-69 on Charlie Flight. It was a great place to be. Anyone buy a car from Klaus outside the gate. How about the food at Sorento’s and Restruant Italiano. Many really good memories from my time there.

    Posted by Tom Benthusen | November 27, 2010, 8:21 pm
  13. Hallo Mr. Marty Margulis,

    I`m Nicole from Germany. I`m searching for my grandfather peter Vandoros. He was stationed 1958-1959. My father is searching for him his whole life, without success. Do you know this man?
    Greetings Nicole

    Posted by Nicole Rapp | December 15, 2010, 2:26 pm
  14. I was on Dog Flt 292×2 October 1966 to October 1969. My nick name given to me in basic was Fred. It followed me through my time in the service. I was the cartoonist for the Flt newsletter “Der Dawg” and could be found in the hallways playing guitar with John Smith. I had some really great times there.

    Posted by Rick Snyder | January 1, 2011, 5:39 am
  15. was in darmstadtfrom 1955-58 dog trick 6911

    Posted by jerry danish | January 23, 2011, 9:25 pm
  16. dog trick 1955-58

    Posted by jerry danish | January 23, 2011, 9:27 pm
  17. I was stationed in Cabrai Fritsch Kaserne in C Company 440th Signal Bn. from 1/76 to 12/77. Great memories. I had a relation with a girl of name “Patricia” I believe that she was daughter of 32nd ADA Sergeant Major. I love to get in touch with her.

    Posted by Marcos Cabrera | January 29, 2011, 2:09 am
  18. I serviced With HHD 31st Medical Group from 1965 till 1967 at cfk had some great times in Darmstadt if anyone remebers me contact me at my E-mail.

    Posted by James M. Moore | February 2, 2011, 12:07 pm
  19. I was assigned to 6911th from May 1959 to June 1960. Was 203 in printer section on Charlie and Easy flights.

    Posted by Amos Keith | February 20, 2011, 12:54 pm
  20. I was in the 6911thRGM and 6910th RGM from March 1960 to March 1963.
    Played baseball for the Darmstadt Comets.

    Posted by Charlie Church | April 3, 2011, 3:45 pm
  21. I was at CFK 1973-1974 and I met some wonderful friends there. Anybody who was there during that time please e-mail me

    Posted by Mike johnson | April 6, 2011, 10:36 pm
  22. Stationed in Darmstadt, 6911 RGM, Intercept operator, TTY/radio maintenance. 19556/57.

    Posted by Marvin Straus | April 27, 2011, 11:20 am
  23. Some of the names I remember were MSgt Richard Brady, John Borgheise, Richard Furtado, Richard (Bull) Hitala, ? Straud, Richard Van De Meer, ? Jeager,

    Posted by Marvin Straus | April 27, 2011, 11:22 am
  24. Stationed at 6911th June 1958 to oct 1958 and was trasferred to chicksands afb in England at that time to play bsketball. looking for my basic training partner Don Hatfield from Peoria,Ill And those guys in the band that I sang Elvis songs with. Also sang downtown at the local club doing Elvis. Also owned a 1950 Mercedes Benz that my “friends” only game me $300 for it before I left for England. We drove to the Octoberfest in it and they took it to the Brussels Worlds Fair after I left where they totaled it.

    Posted by bob harris | May 10, 2011, 1:46 pm
  25. I was assigned to CFK 6910 CSG from Mar 67 t0 Mar 70 USAFSS I think 6911 was changed to 6910 just before i arrived best overseas assignment i had during my 24 year career which included assignment at Hq USAFSS Kelly AFB Tx

    Posted by Garfield McCulley | June 12, 2011, 8:14 pm
  26. Dear Charly Church,
    I`m searching my grandpa Peter Vandoros he was stationed 158-1959. I could not find him. Do you know the name “Vandoros” in your company? sorry my english is not so good.

    I hope you know him
    Bye Nicole

    Posted by Nicole Rapp | August 13, 2011, 1:10 pm
  27. Was TDY to the Darmstadt area in 1965 working at the antenna fields in Griesheim – attached to I believe the 6901 Comm SQ. We were housed in Darmstadt at the Cafe Schneider and passed by CFK each day on our way to Griesheim. I am trying to locate the street name on which the Cafe was located. As I recall, it was on a corner lot, adjacent to a large park. I also remember a bakery we frequented across the street. Anybody have a clue?

    Posted by Eric Pellegrino | September 29, 2011, 11:31 pm
  28. I was stationed at CFK from 5/76 – 6/77 I was the driver for MG Robert W. Fye, CG 32d AADCOM. I lived in Eschollbrucken. I sure miss my times in Darmstadt.

    Posted by Bill Pudim | October 20, 2011, 12:46 pm
  29. I was stationed at Cambrai from January 1955 to December 1955. My unit was the 7811 Army Support Unit (ASU). We provided support to the field units that were stationed in the area. There were mostly Air Force Units at this post, as I remember. We called the US the “land of the round doorknob” as all of the doors had handles. I remember the living quarters were not bad, the food was OK, served by the Air Force and young german female waitresses. The weather was good, the area was interesting and very scenic. And being 20 miles from Frankfurt by train was a major advantage.

    Posted by DAVID MACK | December 24, 2011, 9:38 am
  30. I remember these guys:
    John Taylor from West Virginia
    Bob Sack from Adrian Michigan
    John Cummings from Whittier CA
    Harry D. Pratt, SSgnt
    Col. Robin D. Gardner
    Capt. Howard T. Sherrard
    Msgt Robert D. Monyhan

    Ladies who worked in the office:
    Frau Kalke
    Irmgard Daehne

    Posted by DAVID MACK | December 24, 2011, 9:58 am
  31. I was in B Co 44oth Sig Bn from 11/76-04/78. I created a 440th FB page and there is another for CFK. You can see photos and maybe link up with an old friend and also get some history on CFK and 440th.


    Link to “I was at Cambrai Fritsch Kasern (or around there)’ Facebook page:

    Link to “440th Sig Bn” Facebook page:

    Posted by Judy Johnson | January 5, 2012, 1:05 pm
  32. I have also added links to this page on those FB pages for anyone that is interested.

    Posted by Judy Johnson | January 5, 2012, 1:21 pm
  33. Oh and my email is: bmosunny@yahoo.com for anyone that wishes to contact me. Thank you!!

    Posted by Judy Johnson | January 5, 2012, 1:33 pm
  34. Served in the 7th Evac Hospital as a medical lab tech. MOS 931. Arrived August 1960 and left December 1962. Now in Clearwater, FL. Anyone from that era?

    Posted by Gary J. Takacs | January 18, 2012, 1:41 pm
  35. I was in the 93rd Signal Battalion Delta Co. from April 1965 thru
    Sept 1967.

    Posted by Leonard Thomas | February 1, 2012, 8:38 pm
  36. I was stationed at the 6911th from Jan 59 to Jan 61 as an IBM Machine Repairman. As I recall, we lived at CFK and were bussed to and from Operations at shift changes. Roger (Tiny) Bates was a good friend and fellow repairman there. When they closed down the machine room in Jan 61, Roger went to Scotland and I went to Chicksands. Anyone from that time period, I would really enjoy hearing from. Those were great times..My E-mail address is Turnersatx@gmail.com

    Posted by Calvin Turner | February 4, 2012, 2:42 pm
  37. I WAS STATION WITH THE 7TH EVAC HOSP FROM 1959 TO 1961 AS THE SUPPLY CLERK LOOKING FOR ronnie alred need help found carl hall if you was there E-MAIL ME HOME IN nc but living in FL NOW WOULD like to here from you.

    Posted by JOHNNY W. JOHNSON | February 4, 2012, 7:49 pm
  38. Stationed at CFK 2/67 to 2/69 as a USAFSS 292×1 Baker trick. Still friends with the German family I rented from when I lived “on the economy”. Went by CFK recently when in Germany. The whole Darmstadt US military establishment has been shut down. CFK is empty and gates chained and padlocked shut. NCO club gate also chained shut. Church outside rear gate closed. For those sent to CFK instead of the Vietnam bush it is a sad ending for a place that provided so many memories…Bob DE

    Posted by Bob De | February 21, 2012, 3:47 pm
  39. Stationed Cambrai fritsch kaserne
    32nd signal corps company e

    I was the mail clerk- played softball and basketball

    Posted by phl sampieri | February 26, 2012, 2:32 pm
  40. 202/W202 Charlie Trick, Oct 55 thru Aug 58. missed 60528 by 2 weeks.

    Posted by Paul McKinney | February 29, 2012, 11:37 am
  41. I lived in Darmstadt/Eberstadt as a military wife just off the base whose hubby was stationed there in 1960-1961. Met Gale & Tracy Dale, babysat for their son Shawn, they were from CA, he was USAF, a Wanda Richardson and Audrey & Tillis Ross both Army. Would love to hear from them

    Posted by Arden | March 3, 2012, 1:45 pm
  42. I was stationed at CFK from 1965-1967 with the 31st Medical Group – have some great memories of my time spent there. I have forgotten a lot of the names but still remember the faces. I do remember David Hall, Denis Sweeney, Jackie Coker, Bob Sovereign, Jim Moore, ? Sloan, ? Roberts, ? Woodburn, ? Rosa, Rosa, Sgt. Major Jake Roberts, Colonel Edwards, Lt. Thompson, Sgt. Bledsoe, Lt. Matheny. Would like to hear from anyone who I served with during those years. My email address is rdquinn100898@tds.net

    Posted by Ron Quinn | March 18, 2012, 10:49 am
  43. I was stationed at Cambrai Fritsch in 1954 and 1955….with the 31st Mash Group. I was told that Hitler’s Cavalry was stationed here and the PX was his stable.

    Posted by Joe Fielding | July 20, 2012, 2:19 pm
  44. My husband Ron Peck was an airman stationed at CFC from 56 to 60. We met in Griesheim at Fasching. He was an intercept operator in Griesheim.
    Ron brought me to PA in 61. We were happily married for 35 years when he passed of a heartattack in 1996.
    One month shy of the birth of his first grandchil. Ron loved Germany.

    Posted by Karin G Peck | July 26, 2012, 8:35 am
  45. my email address ist karinpeck@ceturylink.net

    Posted by Karin G Peck | July 27, 2012, 7:34 am
  46. Was stationed at the cfc with the 7th evac hosp. did any of you know a major livingston who had something to do with the 31st med group and do you know his where abouts today? Thank you

    Posted by Woodrow w kirkwood | August 22, 2012, 9:59 pm
  47. Stationed at Cambrai-Fritcsh from 65-67 as a USAFSS ditty-bopper. Was in Dog Flight with some great guys. Hey… Denny Theriaault.

    Posted by Bopcity | September 8, 2012, 10:05 am
  48. I was at CFK from July 68 – July 71 as a 292×2 on Able Flt. I made the coffee at ops for my entire tour. Ten dollars a month and no details. I enjoyed going to work and I loved drinking German Bier and eating the food off base. Made it to 2 Oktoberfests. I Still keep in contact with Steve “Ding a Ling” Bell. I snow ski and will be going to Whistler / Blackcomb the last week of Jan 2013. If you were there during this time period, send me an email at tom4189@hotmail.com

    Posted by Tom McCormack | September 23, 2012, 10:23 pm
  49. Worked Dog trick mostly in the maint shop. Figured a way to fix those slipping tuning controls on the SP-600( I’m sure you know about those!)

    Posted by Jim Sizemore | November 30, 2012, 6:13 pm
  50. The years were 1955-58

    Posted by Jim Sizemore | November 30, 2012, 6:14 pm
  51. i was stationed in darmstadt in 1957 in the 6911rgm i didnt last that long in the 6911 and was transfered to the 6913 rsm in bremenhaven, i was tdy to the 6911 rsm about once a month. when going to the site from the autoban we would always take a short cut thru the antenna field. on one trip i saw a sign saying mine field stay out in both german as well as english. i asked the msg of supply if they ere just trying nto scare the hermans. he turned real pale and said hell no they had just found mines out there and the army had not gotten them cleaned out needles to say that was my last short cut thru tje antenna field. iwas there 1957 thru 1959

    Posted by robert (sim) simmons | December 6, 2012, 10:57 am
  52. I was with the 6911 Security Sq( Mobile) from 1967 to 1973. the last year the 6911 SSM moved to Rhine-Main AFB. I leave as a Officr.

    Posted by Richard Houck | December 23, 2012, 10:05 pm
  53. I was stationed with the 6811th RGM 1958-1959. Played baseball for the Comets and loved tooling around Germany in my 1950 Mercedes White Convertable. I had to leave the car there when I came home in Nov. ’59 on emergency leave and was discharged in St. Louis, Mo. I often wonder what happened to my car I sold it to my roommate. Today the Si. Louis Auto Museum tells me it would be worth $150,000.

    Posted by Jerry Knott | January 30, 2013, 9:31 am
  54. Stationed at CFK frm 1/59 to 9/60 as morse intercept op- 21251. Transfered from 6987th Shu Linkou, Taiwan on 3-D plan. Previously at 6925th @ Clark Air Base, Philippines. Could transfer to any “69” station world wide. Some went to England, Scotland,or Turkey. Discharged from CFK.

    Posted by Robert Kensie | February 8, 2013, 8:47 am
  55. I was @ CFK from Jan.1960 to Jan.1963,was assigned to Able flt. as a MIO. Many fond memories and some friends I still stay in touch with via email. Some of the guys I remember are: John Fricke, Larry Wild,Steve Wozneiski, Charles David Church, Arnold Rose,Gale Sandberg, Emmerson Moore,just to name a few.

    Posted by Walter(Walt) Gorham | March 1, 2013, 4:45 pm
  56. Denny Ashby and I were there from 1969 through 1971. Miss those times with Mike, Fox, Tucci, and all the others.

    Posted by Marcie Ashby | March 15, 2013, 1:02 pm
  57. I was at Cambrai from Oct. 1952 thru March 1955 in the 2nd RSM as a raqdio operator on A Trick.

    Posted by Hap Arnold | April 5, 2013, 7:45 pm
  58. I was stationed at CFK ,6911 RGM,in 1959. Had extended my enlistment for 4 months when in Japan,Detachment 2 6902 RGM Shiroi AB,so I could re-assign to 6911 in Darmstadt Germany.
    I remember Jerry Knotts white 4 dr Mercedes very well. We were all on the same trick in the outlaying compound. Jerry get in touch at my e-mail. I live in Phoenix AZ. Remember the night the AP/MPs got me…Ouch!!

    Posted by Art O'Donnell | April 26, 2013, 9:19 pm
  59. attachment to my last comment, Jerry my e-mail is aodonnell6@cox.net Did you sell that Mercedes to Hal Pfiffer?

    Posted by Art O'Donnell | April 27, 2013, 1:03 pm
  60. would love to hear from anyone at CFK 56-59 .
    Any pix of CFK also welcomed .

    Have spent years looking for
    A/2c Jim E. Hinkle , formerly from the Washington, DC area ( perhaps Maryland ?) and later associated with NSA ????

    Also dated a cute German gal and would be delighted to find her as well …. any ideas welcome !!!!!

    Posted by Walt Keating | May 11, 2013, 4:11 pm
  61. I was at CFK from Oct. 58 to Aug. 60.
    I was on Dog trick at OPS as an
    intercept op. I think the MOS was
    29251 or 52. Been a long time. If
    anyone remembers me or anyone at
    Darmstadt during this time period
    pls give me a yell.

    Posted by Al Gamache | May 12, 2013, 11:10 pm
  62. Was stationed @ Det II, 44 Sig Bat from 1982-1985. BJ and I had a son Steven,he’s married now and living his dream. Anyone remember us?

    Posted by Pam Bjornaas | May 16, 2013, 2:23 pm
  63. Hello i am looking for JERRY EDMOND OR ESMONDE ,who was based here in 1968,he may have came from OHIO, where he was involved in horses ,i would be very grateful if anyone who knows him could let me know how i could get in touch with him as a friend,i do recall he was driver for personnel thank you .Madge, Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Posted by Madge Ford Martin | May 16, 2013, 4:24 pm
  64. Stationed CFK from 1968 – 1970 with 6910th Security Squadron as a Chaplain Services Specialist.

    Posted by Art Prazak | May 17, 2013, 1:28 pm

    Posted by Madge Ford Martin | May 17, 2013, 7:15 pm
  66. I was stationed at Darmstadt from July 1958-July 1961. There were a group of us that kept our motorcycles ready to take off on our breaks off graveyard.

    Posted by Tex Sills | June 5, 2013, 10:19 pm
  67. I was stationed at Rhine-Main in the 6916th, but all my (Polak) buddies from Syracuse went to KFC if they didn’t get on flight status. I visited them there once, then lost contact. Rhine-Main is closed now, too. It is a civilian warehouse complex. I’m personally glad the “Cold War” is over…….not if we can just get our military out of the Middle East. I’d be tickled pink if one of my old 203-7 buddies contacted me. They knew me as Hickel, but I changed my name to my step-dad’s.

    Posted by Dennis F Hickel | June 6, 2013, 8:04 pm
  68. Posted by Dennis F Hickel | June 6, 2013, 8:05 pm
  69. I was stationed in the 2nd RSM from Oct. 1952(Ludwig) when we moved to Cambrai in Feb/Mar 1953.
    I was there until Mar. 1955 when I came stateside.

    Posted by Hap Arnold | June 22, 2013, 12:19 pm
  70. Hi, I was wondering if anyone who was in that area between maybe 1954-1956 would remember a soldier named Chris Keller, he was suppose to be from either Virginia or West Virginia. He had somewhat of a long term affair with a german woman who is my grandmother, her name was Lieselotte Lutter. Chris is my Grandfather. I have searched all over the internet for some information aout his life but his name is so common it’s hard to find out anything. If anyone here knew him please please email me at veruka1973@gmail.com thanks

    Posted by Tiffany | June 27, 2013, 7:55 am
  71. one of those fortunate people who worked with the 2nd R.S.M. & later when it was identified as the 6911th R.S.M. Stationed at Cambri Fritsch Kaserne in Darmstadt,Germany from 1953 to 1956 for a grand total of 2years, 10 months and 13 days..Loved every moment of it..got to see 15 countries in Europe and will always have fond memories of those days..getting hard now to remember most of them plus the names..thank you for this information

    Posted by richard l. kline | July 19, 2013, 10:46 am
  72. I’m looking for a photo of Saverio Berte’ stationed at Cambrai Fritsch Kaserne 6911 RGM around 1958-1960. He passed away a couple of years ago. Any help would be nice. Thanks

    Posted by Fay Powell | July 20, 2013, 4:06 pm
  73. I got there early 1961… and stayed until August 1964. Worked as a 203. And spent some time one summer building the shelterhouse at the picnic area. I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me…..

    Posted by Gary Gulick | July 30, 2013, 3:27 pm
  74. I was stationed at Darmstadt 6910 Security Wing as Air Policeman USAFSS from about May of 1963 to December of 1965. Two other AP’s I remember we’re Raymond Berthelot and Barry Bacon.. Would like to hear from them.

    Posted by Harold Gilbert | September 27, 2013, 4:44 pm
  75. I was stationed at KFC from 3/67 to 11/71. Like many others who posted I also have some very fond memories. I was a morse intercept op with the 6910th USAF Security Group. It’s been so long that I cannot remember which flight but would love to make contact with anyone who was there during this period. T.I. Sells, if you read this, please get in touch. “CAP”

    Posted by Jim Kushner | October 24, 2013, 3:02 pm
  76. I was in Darmstadt from 1972-1974. Drove for CSM James N. Bell. Spent a lot of time at the Rod and Gun. Really miss CFK.

    Posted by Stanley H. Fields | October 30, 2013, 5:23 pm
  77. I was stationed at CFK 58-60 and 61-64, 29251 on Delta any one remember me.


    Posted by charles "chip" seldon | December 3, 2013, 10:36 am
  78. Stationed with 6910th at CFK from 60-63. Many great times in Darmstadt and at the Pfungstadt swimming pool. Used to pal-around with Tiny Sands, Bubba Cummings, Ed Volk Terry Christman, Bob Bora and too many to remember.
    Many 4 day trips to A-dam, Copenhagen and anyplace that would get us away from dits n dahs. Loved every minute in Germany.
    Rotated back to Albany Ny in 63 and am still enjoying fairly good health, but lots of ringing in my ears!

    Posted by Mike White | December 19, 2013, 11:44 am
  79. 1953 to 1956 Jim Swope was good buddy.

    Posted by R1953olamd Brooks | December 31, 2013, 12:47 am
  80. I was stationed in CFK , Dermstadt
    1953-1956, Radio intercept, B trick.

    Posted by ron Joines | January 1, 2014, 11:40 am
  81. Was at CFK from 1960 to 1963 with fellows like Walt Gorham, Duane Vissering, RG Sandberg, Emerson Moore, in the 6910th. Able Flight. Owned a Volkswagon with 3 of these guys and ran the wheels off driving around Europe. Great times.

    Posted by Dave Curtis | January 14, 2014, 8:03 pm
  82. I was stationed at kfc in early 1954, and was sent to Detachment D in Berlin about June 1954. Good times.

    Posted by John W. Lawton | January 17, 2014, 12:56 pm
  83. I was a Dog Flt 202 at 6910th from mid 1963 to mid 1965, then I went 2T to 6986th (Wakkanai). Looking for Steve Campbell who was at the 6910th from approx. 1963 through 1966. My email: robert.yadron@gmail.com.

    Posted by Robert | January 23, 2014, 1:39 am
  84. I’m looking for an old buddy of mine from the 1960 to 1964 era: Jack Morris. If you know him, tell him to contact me!

    Posted by Gary Gulick | January 24, 2014, 11:24 am
  85. Arrived at CFK in Feb.’54. 2nd RSM – D Trick. Met a beautiful gal, married for 59 years now. Some names from the past: Francis Joseph (Joe) Martin (played baseball), from PA., James B.(Jim)Dougherty, from OK, who married there. Col. Small, CO.I transferred to Rhine-Main, in ’56. Been back several times since visiting wife’s family.I had a ’50 Mercedes 170S. Sorry to see CFK is no more. Any contact is welcome.

    Posted by F. Allen Distler | January 26, 2014, 1:55 pm
  86. please notify by e mail good buddy was Jim Swope

    Posted by Roland Brooks | January 28, 2014, 10:17 pm
  87. Hey, Roland, Glad to hear from you. Appears we were there at the same time. Can’t say I remember the name, but no doubt knew you?
    Another name, David Haynes, from TX. Alexander Perry? Daniel Carr, I think. He owned a ’39 grey Mercedes Benz convertible. Tom Gardner owned a black ’39 Opel sedan. M/Sgt. Brooks? Recognize anyone? Johnny Ray, Tim?Joy, are other names. Need to get out a copy of old orders.

    Posted by F. Allen Distler | January 29, 2014, 12:30 pm
  88. If you were at CFK in Darmstadt on DOG Flight from
    65 thru ’68, I have comments along with some names I remember on a comment page in this site titled 6910th Security Wing

    Posted by Jim Scheid | January 29, 2014, 9:26 pm
  89. Stationed with 7th Evac 1969…to 1971…was always taking trips to other countries…loved going to Berlin while the wall was there…riding the train during the night…guess they did not want us to see just how bad it was?

    Posted by Derek Oliver | February 12, 2014, 10:04 am
  90. was at CFK 1957- Dawg Trick – Radio Intercept Opr. Hung out with James Brand, Norman Cox, Larry Childs and of course some others. some I remember were Ford Mcbride, Tom flatley, Tex. I remember one person on this list = Al Gamache.
    tried to click on his name to see if there was an email but it didn’t work.

    Posted by Robert (Bob) E. Gardner | March 4, 2014, 12:57 pm
  91. Roland Brooks, would like to get in contact with you. I keep the master roster for 2nd RSM, Ernst Ludwig and Cambrai Fritsch Kasernes
    1949-1955 and we have you listed as Missing/Not Located, I have ur AFSN as AF14—-01. Hope we can change ur listing to Located.
    2ndRSM Ernst Ludwig 1949-1952
    6911RSM Cambrai Fritsch 55-57

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | April 12, 2014, 12:31 pm
  92. was at cfk 57-61 dog trick. there is a reunion in milwaukee for 6911

    Posted by bill castiglioni | April 13, 2014, 3:55 pm
  93. was at cfk from 57-61. there is a reunion for 6911 in milwaukee 4-8 sept 2014. rich merrill is in charge. rich

    Posted by bill castiglioni | April 13, 2014, 3:59 pm
  94. Bill Castiglioni,
    were you originally from Amsterdam NY? also known as “Cass”?

    Posted by Mike White | April 22, 2014, 7:49 am
  95. I remember the 6911th Mobile, very well, from 1968 -72, they occasionally set up an H-1 van immediately outside the back door of the 6910th Comm Center. I believe I remember Richard Houck being involved in that set up.

    Posted by Gerald Spencer | April 26, 2014, 10:34 pm
  96. Does anyone know Gerry Esmond or Edmond ,who was stationed at the army base in Darmstadt Germany in 1968 .would be very grateful for any information . You can also get me on Facebook under Madge Ford Martin ,I live in Edinburgh Scotland .

    Posted by Madge Ford Martin | May 3, 2014, 7:43 pm
  97. My father George H. Barr served in Germany 6911th Det-1 from 3/1/1957 to 5/11/1960. He recently passed away this December 21st to s short battle with cancer. These were always the memories he spoke of, but now going through his belongings finding pictures and written memory, I now these were some of the best days of his life. He mentions Theodore E. Griffin quite a bit as well. Just wanted to share for anyone who might have known him, he is greatly missed!!

    Posted by Georgie Weber | May 9, 2014, 11:17 am
  98. Hello Bill Castiglioni,Rich Merrill and others from the 6911 CFK RGM. I am looking for a picture of Saverio Berte. I know he was there 58, 59 and part of 60. Help please. Thank you for your service. Fay Powell

    Posted by Fay Powell | May 11, 2014, 9:16 am
  99. With the 6910 RGM Sembach Germany 59-61. 3’D to 6986th Wak. Japan 61-62. Looking for old friends
    who may remember this old ditty

    Posted by GAIL A. CARPENTER AKA CARP | May 11, 2014, 3:23 pm
  100. Stationed CFK with the 6911th RGM (’58-’61 following a short stint at the 6913th RSM, Bremerhaven. Baker Trick. Wonder if anyone who was there at that time and a Baker Bum might still have the Trick patch that we were allowed to wear on our fatigues? Was a great time and a wonderful “growing up” experience.

    Posted by Raymond G. Gamel aka "Stinky" | May 14, 2014, 7:02 pm
  101. Hey Ray !!!!

    I sort of remember you ! At this age it’s better than saying your name rings a bell !
    But I don’t remember “Stinky” … !

    Posted by walt keating | June 4, 2014, 1:47 pm
  102. You are right, CFK was one of three “kasernes” in Darmstadt, Kelly Barracks and Ludwig Kasern. I was a 6911th Baker Tricker. CFK’s largest tenant was the Army’s 32nd Signal Battalion.

    Posted by Raymond G. Gamel aka "Stinky" | June 4, 2014, 9:42 pm
  103. I am looking for Eckard(Sam)´Birgel
    from pennsylvania. he was a PFC in the US army stationed at the cambrai-fritsch-Kaserne in Darmstadt between 1960-1962. Does anybody know him.
    I met Eckard Birgel during this time.
    I am living in Germany near Darmstadt now.

    Posted by renate ertel-griffith maiden name schneising | June 27, 2014, 1:59 pm
  104. Was Y20350-1 on C and E flights 1959-1961. Would like to know location of ops. All I can remember is west of Darmstadt and near “Griesheim.”

    Posted by Amos Keith | July 1, 2014, 11:45 am
  105. Amos, the 2nd RSM stationed on Ernest Ludwig Kaserne 1949-1953 had their operations in the Attic of the 2ndRSM HQ bldg on ELK but by late 1951 outgrew that Ops and openend the New “X” building Operations on the West side of the DST/FKT autobahn next to the Greisheim Afld/Stars & Stripes Our Antenna Field was across the autobahn from the Sunset Inn Snack Bar. The Opeations has been enlarged and is now called “The Dagger Complex and operated by the US Army and who knows who else is in there too. It was on the road that ran passed Kelly Barracks, Memory Field, Ernest Ludwig across the ABahn and off to the right. Spargel fields were in the same area and a great snack. I was a C/W operator, 1949-1952 in the Attic and again out in the new Ops

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | July 1, 2014, 11:49 pm
  106. Was a Baker Tricker, 6911th ’58-’61. Yes, we were billeted at CFK on the buildings that originally housed German Calvary units prior to WWII. Also at CFK was the US Army’s 32nd Signal Battalion. Actually, the 6911th was the larger of the two residents. The Kaserne was inside the city limit of Damstadt, just off one of the main streets, HeidelbergerStrasse. Operations were outside of the city in the area of Stars&Stripes airstrip, about a 20 min. bus ride from CFK.
    Your father was both a shift worker, “Charlie Trick” was the shift, “Easy Trick” were all “day workers”. It would appear, although I am not certain, he worked in the operations communication center, not on the operational intercept floor.
    Hope this helps!

    Posted by Raymond G. Gamel aka "Stinky" | July 2, 2014, 4:31 am
  107. gorham and curtis get hold of me 217 522 8774

    Posted by gale sandberg | July 26, 2014, 10:50 am
  108. Gale, Up until 1962, I believe, CFK was home to the US Army 32 Signal Battalion and the USAF Security Service’s 6911 Radio Group Mobile. This operation was an intelligence gathering operation. This was done by intercepting various forms of electronic communications.
    I was member of the 6911th for almost three years.


    Posted by Raymond G. Gamel aka "Stinky" | July 27, 2014, 11:11 am
  109. Raymond,

    I was stationed at CFK 1959-61 as a member of C and E flights, Radioprinter section. I played basketball on E trick for CMS Barrens. Please tell me more about your time there.
    Amos Keith

    Posted by Amos Keith | July 28, 2014, 8:04 am
  110. Hi Guys, still looking for anyone who might have a picture of Airman 1st class Saverio Berte stationed CFK between 58 and 60 or where I can find a group picture of his outfit. Thanks, and thanks for your service.

    Posted by Fay Powell | July 29, 2014, 8:42 am
  111. Ref A/1C Salverio Berte. Any additional info on Sal would be helpful. Where did he go to AF tech school? Any names of AF personnel at Darmstadt that he knew. Any small bit of info could help root out additional info.

    Amos Keith S/Sgt 6911th 59-61 C Trick and E Trick in Radioprinter section

    Posted by Amos Keith | July 30, 2014, 7:40 am
  112. Was stationed with 6911th from April, 1958 to March, 1960 after a consecutive tour from 6030th RGM Wheelus AFB, Tripoli, Libya. Met a wonderful German girl from Hofheim and were married 44 years until she passed at age 61 in 2004. Sure do miss her and our time together in Deutschland.

    Posted by Russ "Rusty" Noyes | August 29, 2014, 7:34 pm
  113. Rusty,

    What was your AFSC and where did you work in 6911th< Amos Keith

    Posted by Amos Keith | August 30, 2014, 7:39 am
  114. Appreciate your contact Amos. Upon discharge,my AFSC was 29350 (DF operator) but prior to that I was a S.I.T (Special Interception Techniques) operator which was my primary classification prior to my transfer from Tripoli where I started as a Radio Intercept Operator. You’re correct, we were a small AF contingent on an Army base at CFK and so were the Brits. We had it made, no KP, maneuvers or formations. and rarely room inspections. Rusty

    Posted by Rusty Noyes | August 30, 2014, 7:38 pm
  115. I was stationed with the 6910th from 1967 to 1969. Tried to keep the equipment working. I loved Darmstadt. I see that CFK is closed. Those were good times.

    Posted by Greg Shelton | September 8, 2014, 3:56 pm
  116. Rusty,

    You being a DF operator our paths would seldom, if ever,have crossed. I worked in the radioprinter section. Did you know any of the people who played basketball? I played on Easy in 1960-61.


    Posted by Amos Keith | September 9, 2014, 7:10 am
  117. Great hearing from you again Amos. To answer your question, no. Once I met my prospective German wife at the Hadamar Glasfachschule (I had befriended a Libyan while stationed at WAFB) who was also studying there), I didn’t have much time to socialize with the guys at CFK. Besides,I was even assigned to a different flight than my 3 new roomies, so our paths rarely crossed.Please keep in touch. Rusty

    Posted by Rusty Noyes | September 9, 2014, 12:02 pm
  118. Appreciated your comments Greg.A bit of trivia for y’all: I had taken my prospective German wife and her mother to CFK and upon entering the gate, her mother said that her MIA husband was also stationed there during WW II. And upon passing the Base PX, she told us that it was once used as a stable by the Germany army. Talk about a coincidence! Ruty

    Posted by Rusty Noyes | September 9, 2014, 12:12 pm
  119. Stationed with BloodyDuece from 1/56 to 6/56 as NCOIC of only 2nd squadron level data processing section in USAFSs. THE FIRST WAS THE 6952RAM in Scotland.

    Posted by robert fisher(fish) | October 1, 2014, 3:08 pm
  120. Stationed @ KFC 1958-1960, Carrier platoon, Charlie Company 32nd Signal Battalion. Went to 7th Army NCO Academy, Bad Tolz, Graduated in Feb 1958-top 5%. Represented the US Army Europe-wrestling team, Babenhausen in 1959. Dated the KFC Post Master’s 16 year old dependent daughter, Sherry Killebrew – -much to his demise. Does any one remember the name of our Battalion Commander?

    Posted by Robert Kohlbecker | October 4, 2014, 1:03 pm
  121. Robert (Fish), the 2ndRSM arrived in Darmstadt Feb 49 stationed on Ernst Ludwig Kaserne and earyl 1953 moved to Cambrai Fritsch Kaserne. On the fatal day of 8 May 1955 the 2nd RSM was Inactivated and the 6911th RSM was Born and assumed all the troops and equipment of the 2nd RSM. I was with the 2nd on ELK 49-52 and with the 6911th CFK 1955-57. The Bloddy Duece sign was still on CFK during my time there.

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | October 5, 2014, 3:31 pm
  122. Stationed at Darmstadt from 7/75 to 4/77 with 232nd signal battalion detachment out of Worms. Worked in comm center TADS center which was 2 mobile tractor trailers linked together in 440 signal battalion’s gated area. We were fixed station and received all msg’s for all Darmstadt commands. Still remember the greasy spoon outside one of the gates and the spiel machine we played. Don’t think I spelled it right.

    Posted by dave kiefer | October 10, 2014, 1:36 pm
  123. Derek Oliver, you probably knew my dad, Sgt. Ken Lewis. He was with 7th Evac 68-70. Unfortunately, he passed away this spring but he loved Da Stadt and the 7th. I don’t know if the East German/Russians didn’t want anyone to know or were just paranoid but they definitely meant business when it came to keeping the shades down!

    Posted by Ken Lewis | October 24, 2014, 1:48 pm
  124. 6911th RGM 1956-1959

    would give anything to find
    James E. (Jim ) Hinkle or info pertaining to him .Anybody ?
    He was apparently working with NSA in Maryland (?) in 1967. Then totally disappeared . Help ?
    Also would like to find Mike Orr –was A/1c and promoted to S/Sgt around 1959 …..from Long Beach, Calif……totally disappeared . Anyone with a suggestion on how to locate these guys ? Any info welcomed.

    Posted by walt keating | November 25, 2014, 4:57 pm
  125. Walt, try these two FREE sites for info on the troops ur looking for

    SSDI: http://www.familysearch.org

    VA: http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/

    There are info on both same name guys in the VA and SSDI sites. I don’t have enough info to check further. Good Luck

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | November 25, 2014, 8:51 pm
  126. At KFC 57 & 58 in maint shop with6911th. Worked with Jim Sizemore, Avery, David Burton, Larry Forwood Jack Kurtz, Ken Whitt, both Dog & Easy Trick

    Posted by Jerry Carter | November 26, 2014, 7:22 pm
  127. 6911th RGM during 1957-58 Maint Shop with Sgt. Earl Oberg. Would love to make contact with someone from those days {dunarov.atthelake@gmail.com}

    Posted by Jerry Carter | November 28, 2014, 12:27 pm
  128. Jerry, I was in the 11th, NO55-JN57 (Radio printer) and probably missed you. Checked all the names you mentioned and could only find Burton and Forwood on the roster. Had a John & Russell Carter on there but not Jerry. If you wud like to contact the keepers of the 11th roster/reunion info, let me know and I will pass on their e-mail address

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | November 29, 2014, 9:25 am
  129. Paul, Thanks for the quick at me. I would love to get the e-mail address as u mentioned. Thanks

    Posted by Jerry Carter | December 1, 2014, 6:30 pm
  130. Jerry an e-mail msg on the way to you with the 6911th info

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | December 2, 2014, 6:34 am
  131. I was with HHB, V Corps Artillery from Feb ’73 to May ’75 on CFK. Enjoyed the video, brought back many memories. Sad to see the Kaserne abandoned.

    Posted by Kirk Wilmore | December 15, 2014, 10:15 pm
  132. I was stationed here in Dec 1969 – May 1971 with the 6911 SS a mobil group supporting the 6910 SS Group. Had a great time there – it was 4 marks to a dollar not like today. I was Maint Air Condition Shop. Did buy a car from Klaus outside the front gate. Sold it back to him a year and a half later. Sorry to see the place closed. It was quite the base …

    Posted by Robert Conover | December 19, 2014, 10:47 pm
  133. Robert, did you know that the 6910/6911th have a site on the net and I checked and your name is not on the member list. Are u interested in joining in that group. If so let me know and will get you a password to sign in

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | December 20, 2014, 6:47 am
  134. Paul – did not see a link to join the 6911SS group. I would be interested in joining. Please send additional information.

    Bob C.

    Posted by Robert Conover | December 21, 2014, 11:55 am
  135. Bob, The old site for the 6911th R/GSM is Kaput. There is now one site running for any and all units in Darmstadt, 2nd, 6911th and the 6910th that took it over until Darmstadt closed and the 10th moved to Augsburg. We all belong to the 6910th Darmstadt to Augsburg on the net with SPOKT. It is also used for all Germany units I need ur email address to get them to send the invite and password. Or try this URL
    and follow the instructions. Should work, if not send me ur e-mail address

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | December 21, 2014, 5:53 pm
  136. When I was there it was 90 % an army base. We were a smaller group and the 2910 had one full building for housing and the 6911 had the top floor of another. Our operational building was a drive away and you took you car or the buss every morning. I tried the spokt.com and I am getting a clothing net work ?? Will keep searching … Thanks

    Posted by Robert Conover | December 22, 2014, 10:04 am
  137. Typo above – 6910 not 2910 – My Bad

    Posted by Robert Conover | December 22, 2014, 10:06 am
  138. Robert, try this URL.


    Just tried it and Spokt came right up for signing into our net.
    If that don’t work let me know ur email address (if you want) and I will send you the sign in and password

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | December 22, 2014, 11:15 am
  139. Robert, here is the word from the USAFSSROLLCALL site to get on there. Its the world wide USAFSS site and once on there should be no problem getting on to the Darmstadt site. Both can be linked together. Send an e-mail request with ur 6911th info to verify ur info to:

    He will send you the required info to sign in and after that we can get you the other PW for the Darmstadt site.

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | December 22, 2014, 1:14 pm
  140. Robert, here is another address for the Darmstadt site. Use either one I gave you to get on the sites.

    for access to Darmstadt site.
    Both are waiting for ur info.

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | December 22, 2014, 2:13 pm
  141. I am on Google earth now trying to locate the old site. Are the buildings still standing or have they been Demo ….

    Posted by Robert Conover | December 23, 2014, 10:44 am
  142. Hi I was known as my nickname”Willie:, I was stationed at the 6911th May 59-July 1960, I was on a concurrent tour from the 6920th SW Shiroi, Japan. I played football, softball and basketball for the Baker Bums. I recognized a few names on this, Art Odonnell and I were stationed at Shiroi together. Also recognize Hal Piffer(sp)

    Posted by Wilbur "Willie" Pontiff | December 23, 2014, 11:56 am
  143. An added comment to the above I was :Ditty Bop”

    Posted by Wilbur "Willie" Pontiff | December 23, 2014, 3:10 pm
  144. Robert, Cambrai Fritsch Kaserne is still standing but closed period.
    Darmstadt is trying to figure out what to do with it. The housing area outside back gate and NCO club still there last time I saw a video about the place. The Housing at Lincoln village down off Heidleberg Strasse still there but vacant. Only thing Military in Darmstadt is the old 2nd RSM operations site out by the Autobahn now run by the Army ASA and NSA and probably other 3 letter organizations and is called “The Daggar Complex”. My old Kaserne “Ernst Ludwig” was demolished in 2002 and rebuilt and now exists as German Low Income Housing. Find Darmstadt on Google and look for Autobahn NtoS from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. Next to the Autobahn will be the “X” Building plus more new buildings

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | December 23, 2014, 9:35 pm
  145. Robert, also check Wikipedia and pull up “Daggar Complex” good info

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | December 23, 2014, 9:37 pm
  146. Paul – Thanks or all the information. Found both the main base and the X building on Google Earth. Hard to believe Cambrai Fritsch complex is vacant and not used – Would be hard to convert the dorm type setup I remember but the Depended Housing would be easy. Plenty of information on the internet about the History of the site. I truly enjoyed sharing the site and my time there with my family. Thanks for the Site !!

    Posted by Robert Conover | December 26, 2014, 12:07 pm
  147. Does anybody know of a William aka Bill Johson of
    Chicago he was in Darmstadt between 1960-1962

    Posted by Heidrun | December 26, 2014, 6:13 pm
  148. Robert & all USAF troops Stationed in Darmstadt with the 2nd & 6911th RS/RGM’s or 6900/10th RG/Wing units that wud like to join the group on SPOKT please send your USAFSS info to either patric1941@gmail.com or
    and join the vast number of worldwide members of the USAFSS.
    Its a great site to check on ur old missing buddies and to talk to members of ur old outfits. Welcome onboard. Its a no cost but password required site. No commercials either

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | December 26, 2014, 7:00 pm
  149. Heidrun, is the guy ur looking for
    Army or Air Force and is there any indications of how old he mite be. Would be a big help if we had that info.

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | December 26, 2014, 7:02 pm
  150. I was stationed at KFC from 3/67 to 11/71 with the Air Force 6910th Security Wing (USAF(SS)as a 29251. We worked out of a site in Griesheim. I am trying to contact anyone who might have been there at the same time.

    Posted by Jim Kushner | January 1, 2015, 9:18 am
  151. Jim, way after my two tours in Darmstadt with the AFSS. If you would like to meet up with members of the 10th, please send ur resume to redbarthel@yahoo.com
    We have a site on SPOKT that has all the AF troops in Darmstadt from 1949 till the AF departed DST for Augusburg. Send Red an email and you will be sent a signin and password (its a free site form DST AFSS troops). We will be glad to have you as a member (probably about a 1000 or so members). Will pass ur infon to site but you have to request to join. do it ASAP

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | January 1, 2015, 4:27 pm
  152. I too served with the 6911th Darmstadt 1959-1960. Volunteered from the 6987th RSM Shu Linkou Taiwan. I notice a posting from Robert Kinsie, we were in the same class at Keesler AFB and shipped to the 6925th together. If you read this Bob I would just like to say hello and hope everything is going well for you. Many years have past my friend.

    Posted by Gary Scorby | January 4, 2015, 2:54 pm
  153. The guy I am looking for was in the Army
    He was either Ernst Ludwig or Cambrie Fritch Kaserne.
    He is now in his early70.
    Thank you so much

    Posted by Heidrun | January 16, 2015, 10:34 am
  154. William or Bill Johnson 70-75 is too common a name to really check out without more info. Check the below sites for further info.

    SSDI: http://www.familysearch.org

    VA: http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | January 16, 2015, 12:45 pm
  155. My Family destroyed everything I had.I only remember
    He left for the states in middle1962.He was tall blond
    Crew cut and drove a new light colored WV.Also he was
    from Chicago.
    That’s all I can remember!

    Posted by Heidrun | January 16, 2015, 2:30 pm
  156. Don’t know about the Army MFC sites, but the AF one from Cambrai Kaserne (6910th) went over to a site provided by SPOKT.COM.
    A lot of the other AF groups also went over there and SPOKT copied all the info from the MHC sites to the one on SPOKT. You might check that out for the Army.

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | January 16, 2015, 6:49 pm
  157. Could you please explain/tell me what was contained in the sites that were transferred to SPOKT?
    Respectfully requested,

    Amos Keith

    Posted by Amos Keith | January 17, 2015, 2:11 pm
  158. Amos there were large groups of AFSS troops scattered around the world and wanted to get together to remember old times and friends.
    My Family Com, had a set up where the different units in AFSS could get together (ex, 6910th Darmstadt to Augusburg that was a group of units (2nd RSM, 6911th and 6910th groups) stationed on ELK and CFK and then moved to Augusburg. The troops talked over old times etc.
    MFC decided to take the server down and most of the AFSS groups on there xfered to SPOKT which is similiar in operation. There were special groups for the Far East groups too. The Biggest group for all units is the ROLLCALL site. If you were a member of the USAFSS, you are eligible to join (free, no cost but password required to sign in). Hope this helps you out. If any AFSS troop wants to join, let me know ur e-mail address and I will inform them that you are looking to join. If you were in the AFSS over 50 years ago, you are eligible to become a Pioneer and get a certificate from HQ SS to acknowledge that longevitiy.

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | January 18, 2015, 10:52 am
  159. Dave Kiefer I was with you at the Commcenter at Darmstadt. I came back on my 2nd tour and ended back at the same place except I was the NCOIC of the Commcenter on my 2nd tour. I am living in Virginia now and retired from the Fed Govt. Look me up on Facebook.

    Posted by Robert Gift | January 18, 2015, 12:52 pm
  160. I was in the 2nd from Oct. 1952 thru March 1955 on “A” trick as a c/w operator. It was a sad day when both Ludwig and Cambria was turned over to the Germans.

    Posted by Hap Arnold | January 18, 2015, 3:29 pm
  161. Hap, glad to see you back in action. Hope all is well and haven’t seen you over on the Spooky
    net???? You gonna make the next reunion in Houston??? I probaboy have seen my last one unless its out this way again. Too tough to travel any more. Take care.

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | January 18, 2015, 11:23 pm
  162. Brian,

    What I really want is a path to old friends of USAFSS and cannot “find” it in SPOKT. I need guidance. I was Y20350-1 stationed at Shiroi,1956-1959, and Darmstadt, 1959-1961.

    Respectfully requested,
    Amos Keith

    Posted by Amos Keith | January 19, 2015, 6:45 am
  163. Brian,

    What I really want is a path to old friends of USAFSS and cannot “find” it in SPOKT. I need guidance. Was in USAFSS 1956-1961

    Respectfully requested,
    Amos Keith

    Posted by Amos Keith | January 19, 2015, 6:46 am
  164. AMOS, you need an invite to join the site (s). If you provide me with ur e-mail address I will have the Secretary send you the necessary password to get on Spokt. The rollcall one if for all worldwide units and the DST to Augusburg is the one for the Europe/Darmstadt group. Once ur on 1 site, you can be also on the other site with just one password.
    A password for each site is needed first then you can select one to be used on both or other parts of SPOKT

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | January 19, 2015, 8:48 am
  165. I would like to become a pioneer. I served with the 6925th, 6925th Det.!, 6987th and 6911th. My active duty ended Oct. 1960 at Mcquire AFB NJ. I served 2 years active Navy Reserve before joing the AF so I had 2 years inactive Res to serve, discharged in 1962 after serving 8 years.

    Posted by Gary Scorby | January 19, 2015, 10:43 am
  166. Gary, glad to help you out. I also was with the 29th Flt :A:, Det 1 up on OKI 1954-1955 and was there when we converted to the 6927th Flight. Also in 6911th 55-57. Be glad to help you get on the SPOKT sites but need your e-mail address so I can get the password sent to you.

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | January 19, 2015, 11:04 am
  167. Keith, both the RollCall and 6910th sites are waiting to get ur e-mail address and then send the invites. Waiting to welcome both to the groups.

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | January 19, 2015, 11:16 am
  168. send address to:


    Posted by Paul Laffitte | January 19, 2015, 11:18 am
  169. Would love to become a member of the groups on SPOKT. Was in AFSS from “58 – ’61. 6913th in Bremerhaven, 1/58 – 6/58 the 6911th, Baker Trick until 1/61. Was a 293xx. Please email info. Would also like to get the Legends CFert.


    Posted by Raymond G. Gamel aka "Stinky" | January 19, 2015, 11:23 am
  170. Raymond, see the info above to Gary and Amos. Just need ur e-mail address and I will let them know ur interested in joining.

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | January 19, 2015, 11:32 am
  171. RAYMOND & GARY, Just learned both of you have profiles on the SPOKT, ROLLCALL SITE BUT NEVER SIGNED IN.
    If you lost the PW let me know and I will contact them for another PW

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | January 19, 2015, 12:49 pm
  172. Ok, I thought I was signed in, I had to put in my password and something came up. I’m not sure now what I signed inot, I just know there was a whole lot of pictures to look at….

    Posted by Gary Scorby | January 19, 2015, 6:46 pm
  173. Paul
    Does the Army have a Spokt side and how can I join!
    Thanks so much!

    Posted by Heidrun | January 19, 2015, 7:20 pm
  174. Heidrun, thats a million dollar question I can’t answer. Maybe some of the other Army guys on here will know. If you know any, give em a shout to find out.

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | January 19, 2015, 10:21 pm
  175. Gary, when you signed in was a pictur of a long legged guy standing there think on a log. Should have said something about ur HUB. There are all the photos that were on MFC site over on Spooky. Will go up there and see if ur name popped up as signing on site. ZUJ.

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | January 19, 2015, 10:25 pm
  176. Gary, checked and didn’t see you name as a recent entry. Ur date of original sign in was 17JUL14. Pat Pucillo the secretary said he sent you a letter and invite 15 Jan 14. The SPOKT SITE has that long legged guy, waist down shown standing on a log. Upper left corner is SPOKT and across from there is Hub Home, Edit Account etc. Hit the Hub Home and it gets you to the inners of the site and a few small photos on the right

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | January 19, 2015, 10:42 pm
  177. Thanks for the response…will need another PW.

    Posted by Raymond G. Gamel aka "Stinky" | January 20, 2015, 4:22 am
  178. Ray, sent you an email and also have gone to RC and requested a new PW, Shud get it today hopefully shortly

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | January 20, 2015, 9:10 am
  179. Paul, thanks for your reply. Have not received your email nor any other response re the PW.

    Posted by Raymond G. Gamel aka "Stinky" | January 22, 2015, 6:48 am
  180. Ray, if you will send me an email at: macer42545@mypacks.net
    so I can get ur correct email address and I eill get up on Spooky and have the secretary send it to that address. We have troubles with new guys trying to get on the site as we have a lot of old emails that have been out of business for a while. We never did get updates Soon as I get urs, will get new PW issued. Danke

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | January 22, 2015, 5:27 pm
  181. I was stationed at hhc worked at site 40 radio and training clerk made a lot of friends at the American HS a lot of good memories!

    Posted by judy mccrillis | February 11, 2015, 3:43 pm
  182. It was 1975 to 1976 that I was stationed at Cambria and I remember Sgt bell and a driver named Woody.

    Posted by judy mccrillis | February 11, 2015, 4:59 pm
  183. Shiroi AB Japan 57-59
    CFK 59-60

    Posted by Wilbur "Willie" Pontiff | February 21, 2015, 10:58 am
  184. Stationed at Cambrai from June “58” to May “61” on Baker trick as a 202. Great memories but I don’t recognize any folks posted here….yet.

    Posted by David Flewelling | March 21, 2015, 9:31 pm
  185. Hi David I was on Baker 1959-60..Sorry but I don’t remember the name.

    Posted by Wilbur "Willie" Pontiff | March 22, 2015, 12:23 pm
  186. David, if you would like to meet some of the old troops from the 2ndRSM, 6911th and 6910th from 1953 to ???? on CFK, we want to invite you to the site that has lots of members from those outfits. It on: SPOKT.COM
    and the site is called 6910th Darmstadt to Augsburg. Give it a try and ask for a password. If you have trouble let me know ur email address and I will send you the password.

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | March 22, 2015, 12:45 pm
  187. Paul. I signed in yesterday 3/21 and looked around the site. The PW I used seem to work fine.

    Posted by Gary Scorby | March 22, 2015, 1:20 pm
  188. Gary thats great. hope to read some of ur postings soon

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | March 22, 2015, 11:25 pm
  189. I was stationed at the 9 3rd Signal Batalion, Cambria Fitch Kasern, in Darmstadt Germany from about mid 1965 till October 1967. I was in Head quarters Co. My Mos was (I don’t remember) but I worked in the Motor Pool. It was a memorable 2 1/2 years, made some good friends that I miss to this day.


    Posted by Belton Horne | March 27, 2015, 8:32 pm
  190. 9 3rd sigbat. Cambria Frith kasern, Darmstadt bermany, headquartersco.

    Posted by Belton Horne | March 27, 2015, 8:34 pm
  191. Amos, old friend.You were a God send to us while in Darmstadt.Would like to reconnect.Email me if you want. Bill.
    My Email address is enigma351lt@att.net

    Posted by Bill Gramke | April 5, 2015, 8:26 pm
  192. I was stationed at CFK from 1969 to 1972. I was in the 6910th Security Wing (changed to Group while I was there). Our son was born in Wiesbaden during this time.

    Posted by Paul E. Strotman | May 11, 2015, 3:29 pm
  193. DAVID FLEWELLING & PAUL STROTMAN there is a site (http://spokt.com) as listed in articles above that you can join and meet up with old AFSS troops from around the world. Password is required to access the free sites. Hope you will go to them and sign in. WW site send email to: patric1941@gmail.com
    and for the SS units in Darmstadt:
    Hope you can get the time to sign in and meet up with a hugh amount of SS troops. Both site can be linked together after signing in to both.

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | May 12, 2015, 5:13 am
  194. I was stationed at CFK, from 1971 to 1972. I was was assigned to the 709th MP Battalion.

    Posted by Thomas Serafini | May 26, 2015, 4:00 pm
  195. I remember willie pontiff from shiroi and Darmstadt we were on the same tricks both places. and Queenie if he should see this. told me he would beat me if I called him that…new york

    Posted by john winters | May 29, 2015, 11:34 am
  196. lost willies e-mail

    Posted by john winters | May 29, 2015, 11:35 am
  197. if anyone remembers Bill Forrestor I called him ‘sac’ worked middle aisle on left, passed about 4 years ago, and Denver Spradley, had 53 black Mercedes Convertible he sold to marry a very attractive german girl. he passed at age 48 from leukemia. there was a sited that listed all the fallen silent warriors and I cant find it again..Willie pontiff give a hello, sorry I didn’t respond sooner, couldn’t find where you left your e-mail

    Posted by john winters | May 29, 2015, 11:40 am
  198. lost willie pontiffs e-mail address. also if anyone remembers, bill forrester “sac” he passed away about 5 years ago, and Denver spradley at age 48. both on baker flight, Denver drove the 53 black Mercedes convertible, and married a very attractive German girl. long time ago and a lot of water under the bridge

    Posted by john winters | May 29, 2015, 11:51 pm
  199. John, there is a Will Pontiff listed on the USAFSSROLLCALL site living in LA. If you join that site you will be able to make contact with a lot of old AFSS troops. See my entry for May 12th and get the means to sign on to the Spokt site for rollcall. There also is a list of world wide living and deceased members. Hope to cu on there soon.

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | May 30, 2015, 4:47 am
  200. I was assigned to the 6910th Security Wing at CFK from 1963 until 1965 when I went 2-T to the 6986th in Wakkanai, Japan. I last visited CFK in 2010. At that time it was still an abandoned site, apparently with all of the buildings still intact.

    Posted by Robert Yadron | May 30, 2015, 2:08 pm
  201. I was ditty bop . . . stationed at Darmstadt from 1963-1965. Was on Dog Flight. Remember all the trips back and forth out to the compound. Can’t remember a lot of the friends I knew, but remember Charles “Chip” Seldon, Steve Hampton, and Elvor Hopper. Also remember other guys, but can’t remember their first names . . . like Tooles, Woods and others. Guess it’s been so long now. If anyone remembers me or some of the names I mentioned here, please e-mail me.

    Posted by Grant Furguson | June 30, 2015, 6:24 pm
  202. Ditty bop with the 6910th Darmstadt 59-61 then 3d to the 6986th Wakkanai with Bill Stack and others 61-62. Had the morning Bluegrass radio program at Wakkanai. Rode a 600cc BMW named Gert in Germany with Paul Likus and others. Please e-mail if any of this rings a bell.

    Posted by gail a. carpenter aka carp | July 2, 2015, 9:26 pm
  203. Gail,

    I too was at Darmstadt 59-61, What trick were you on. Did you know anyone who played basketball, I played for Easy trick.

    Amos Keith

    Posted by Amos Keith | July 6, 2015, 6:36 am
  204. Air Policeman with the 2nd RSM from Jan 1952 until Dec 1954. Stationed on both ELk and CFk.

    Posted by Richard Judy | July 28, 2015, 3:22 pm
  205. Richard, glad to see you up on this site too. Hope you got those 2 passwords to get on the Spokt RC and 6910th Dst to Augsburg. Hope to see you over there too. Welcome onboard.

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | July 28, 2015, 6:37 pm
  206. Was at Darmstadt (KFC) 6910 Sgp from 69-72 as Budget Officer. when the unit moved to Augsburg I opted to go to RAF Orfordness in England (Cobra Mist).Eight Months later the OTH Radar became obsolete and the site closed.

    Posted by Huston Short | September 11, 2015, 6:14 pm
  207. Huston, would like to invite you to join 2 large USAFSS sites on SPOKT.COM. There is the 6910th Darmstadt to Augsburg and the USAFSS ROLLCALL Sites (all worldwide AFSS units). Both have large memberships and you would probably meet up with someone you served with. They are both free sites but require a password to sign in. If you are interested and would like a password let me know and I will get them to send you one. Give it a thought and let me know. Have a great day.
    (2nd RSM 49-52 Ernest Ludwig (ELK) and 6911th 55-57, Cambrai Fritsch (CFK)

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | September 12, 2015, 11:15 pm
  208. Paul,

    Would like to join two sites you reference. Please advise how to join.

    Amos Keith

    Posted by Amos Keith | September 14, 2015, 7:13 am
  209. Amos, need an e-mail address so we can forward the Password to sign in on both the ROLLCALL and the 6910th Darmstadt to Augsburg site. On the RC site the PW must be sent by the Secretary and when I get ur Addy will forward it to him. On the 10th I can send u the PW.
    Send it to

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | September 14, 2015, 6:37 pm
  210. Email address for Amos Keith:




    Posted by Amos Keith | September 15, 2015, 5:02 pm
  211. address is as stated. Phone nr: (813) 985-5838. amoskeith1@yahoo.com

    Posted by Amos Keith | September 15, 2015, 5:05 pm
  212. Amos Keith
    Was on Baker second floor right across from the chow hall. Friends with Cletus Derks (deceased) but believe he played volleyball.

    Posted by gail a. carpenter aka carp | September 15, 2015, 9:51 pm
  213. Amos, Password for 6910th on way. The one for Rollcall must come from the secretary and I will get with him first thing in the morning. Spokt sites right now down for a short maintenance.

    Posted by Paul Laffitte | September 16, 2015, 12:24 am
  214. Searching for my best buddy while in Darmstadt…between early 1955 and Aug 1956…US Army…

    We were both in Headquarters Co on base…

    His name is either John Love or John Loveland…I believe he had a twin brother…

    Posted by Guy Cardarelli | November 11, 2015, 1:12 pm

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