Country: Germany Region: RP
Latitude: 49° 37' 24" N Longitude: 7° 19' 50" E
Area use / Military Branches: Closed
49°37'25"N 7°19'50"E Baumholder (historical)
To keep up general airdefence in this region during the cold war the US Army had 6 Nike airdefence missile batallions permanently stationed in Germany (1960-1983). Their mission: to destroy incoming aircraft formations from the Warsaw Pact by nuclear force.
Baumholder garrison was the location of:
- Hq USAr 5th Missile Battallion / 6th USAr Artillery Group
-- Site 5/6 Charlie battery at grid 49°37'41”N, 7°17'28”E
the other 5/6 missilesites at Schönborn, Wüschheim and Reitscheid were dislocated.
Note: CURRENT BAUMHOLDER GARRISON IS STILL ACTIVE (Check US-overseas)
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