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USAr Giannitsa

Last modified: 03 Feb 2022, submitted by: Joker

Country: Greece   

Locale: Gannitsa

Latitude: 40° 48' 2" N     Longitude: 22° 23' 18" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed


Former nuclear storage site (1962-1985) used for 10x 8" nuc howitzer grenades
Site supervision: 138th Ord Co, Physical security: 70th USArmy Field Arty Det. Closed 1985

Former US Army site at 4048'2"N 2223'17"E (west of Giannitsa village)
Site was under 558th US Army Arty Grp and security was by 70th US Army Field Arty Det.(1961-1985)
70th was one of several subordinate detachments of the 558th USAAG which consisted of both Field or Air Defense Artillery warhead detachments
Site contents: 2 nuc capable howitzers and 10 x 8 inch nuc genades for eventual use in WW3
Comms support was via the "Cemetery Net" operated by USAF 2140th CS, Detachment 16,

Note: site just north of here probably still being used by Greek army

Website 70th US Army Field Arty Det member
Website about the Cemetery net (US Nuc NATO Command)

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Madge, | 20. May 2016 13:17

And I thought I was

And I thought I was the sensible one. Thanks for setting me stgihrat.

Ivalene, | 19. May 2016 08:44

The abitily to think

The abitily to think like that is always a joy to behold

keith skipper, | 04. October 2013 23:43

70th usafad

was stationed there 84-85 was in commo platoon. 31cv9

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