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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!


133 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

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