Country: Germany Region: HS
Latitude: 50° 40' 59" N Longitude: 8° 25' 19" E
Area use / Military Branches: Demolished
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 after site deactivation http://traditionsverband-aartalkaserne-herbornseelbach.de/sas-blick-vom-kontrollturm_c1000_800.jpg
Operational site in 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 specials to Ramstein. The CH47 parked right of the main tower was for the escorting US Security Company.
German website http://www.lostplaces.de/sonderwaffenlager-bellersdorf.html
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