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USAr Bellersdorf - Herbornseelbach

Last modified: 07 Sep 2019, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Germany    Region: HS

Locale: Bellersdorf

Latitude: 50° 40' 59" N     Longitude: 8° 25' 19" E

Area use / Military Branches: Demolished

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Former NATO C-type main nuc storage Bellersdorf a.k.a. Herbornseelbach (1965-1991) was an isolated place in a forest. Site was under CENTral Army Grp containing weapons for 3 GE Corps Arty Cmd. under 557th USAr Arty Grp / 96th Ord.Co. Storage & maintenance of missile warheads, Atomic Demolition Munitions and 8 inch artillery shells. Site supervision and security: 96 Ordnance Co, Outer perimeter: GE army. To avoid "tourism" after deactivation the site was completely demolished. No leftovers.

557th USAAG was located at the Aartal kaserne together with 96th Ord Coy and HHD 557 at grid 50°42'28"N 8°21'42"E .
557th was also responsible for these sites:
- 96th Ord Co (Sp Ammo)(GS) Aartal Ksn, Herborn ; - 3rd FA Det (Msl Wh Spt)(HJ) Salm Ksn, Phillipsburg
- 7th FA Det (Msl Wh Spt)(HJ) Hardt Ksn, Treysa ; - 30th FA Det (Msl Wh Spt)(HJ) Army Depot, Giessen
- 52nd AD Det (Msl Wh Spt) Lippe ; - 83rd FA Det (Msl Wh Spt)(HJ) Montabaur ; - 501st AD Det (Msl Wh Spt) Kilianstädten

Lookout from maintower ust after site deactivation http://traditionsverband-aartalkaserne-herbornseelbach.de/sas-blick-vom-kontrollturm_c1000_800.jpg
Illegal photo operational site 1986 http://www.traditionsverband-aartalkaserne-herbornseelbach.de/blick-auf-die-bunker-.jpg
Extraction of all 'specials' during Op. Silent Echo in 1991 http://traditionsverband-aartalkaserne-herbornseelbach.de/5-vl-mun_c1000_800.jpg The 5 CH47's in front of the bunkers were airlifting the nucs. The CH47 parked right of the main tower was used by the escorting US Security Company.
German website http://www.lostplaces.de/sonderwaffenlager-bellersdorf.html

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Thomas Hunt, goldwingone@live.com | 10. September 2015 16:25

civilan

I was station here in 71-72. I was in supply and Captain Johnson was my CO.. It would be interesting if any one out their like too hear from you..
TED DICK,PATRICK GONZALES,TONY JOHNSON,TEDDY KONIG,THOMAS PHILLIPS,,PETER TONELLA,,MILTON WADE,,


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