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USAr Pershing MSA - Mutlangen

Last modified: 23 Feb 2020, submitted by: Dr. Mabuse

Country: Germany    Region: BW

Locale: Schwaebisch Gmuend

Latitude: 48° 48' 53" N     Longitude: 9° 48' 21" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed


Missile storage area at the Mutlanger Heide north of Schwäbisch Gmünd was the Pershing-II-depot of 1st Batn 41st FA.
Pershing II was only operated by the US-Forces as part of NATO. The US-Army had 3 Pershing-II bataillons, as part of 56th Field Artillery Command Schwäbisch Gmünd. One of each battery of a batallion was alway on CAS (combat alert status) alert at one of these sites:
-Inneringen ("Ft Blackjack"), about 13k's north of Sigmaringen at 48° 10' 39" N, 9° 17' 17" O, 1st Bataillon 41. Field Arty Regt.
-Lehmgrube ("Von Steuben") at Kettershausen, about 9k's east of Illertissen at 48° 12' 34" N, 10° 14' 36" O, 1st Bataillon 81. Field Arty Regt.
-Waldheide ("Camp Redleg"), east of Heilbronn at 49° 7' 44" N, 9° 16' 30" O, 3rd 84. Field Arty Regt.

All in all 120 Pershing-II have been operated on german sites (source:


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