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USAr Werl

Last modified: 14 Mar 2020, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Germany    Region: NRW

Locale: Werl

Latitude: 51° 34' 32" N     Longitude: 7° 55' 3" E

Area use / Military Branches: Demolished

 
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Remains of NATO J-type special ammo storage Werl; only bunkers & central watchtower standing. Belgian airfield & barracks south of the road now an industrial zone. Site was under NORTHAG command (1962-1992) and contained grenades, HJ and Lance missile warheads for Belgian units at Köln-Dellbrück and Werl. (Also check USAr Wahnerheide).

Site supervision: 570th USAAG ; Site security: 4th US Army Missile Det, Reassigned 4 USAFAD 1970. Disbanded June 1992. 4 USAFAD was supporting 4 different artillery battalions within 1st Belgian Corps (including 1 Lance battalion). Site deactivated in 1992 ; Demolished in 1998

Former Werl BE army units:
- 17 ESC Lt Av 1956 – 1994 (army airfield)
- 3 Artillerie, 20 Artillerie, 14 Artillerie, 4 Lanciers, 17 Aviation, 109 Cie Rav (Houthuls Bcks)
- 12 Linie 1950's (Liege Bcks)
- 95 Cie Maint Hawk & Lance, 1 Cie Ord, 4 Cie Ord, 200 Cie Ord.1964-1994 (Larne Bcks)

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