Comments: I was a crew dawg with the 496th AMU from 84-86. Did time in Victor. Great assignment. Will be going to work for the US Army Corps of Engineers in Wiesbaden next month (July 05). Looking forward to visiting Hahn twenty years after departing.
Comments: Was commander of Detachment 14, 31 Weather Squadron there. Worst f**king weather I have ever seen or be privileged to guess at. Supported the 50th TFW (F-16s) and the 38th TMW (GLCMs) while there. Take care. Don't let the fog get ya.
Comments: I WAS DELIGHTED TO COME ACROSS THIS REFERENCE TO HAHN AIR BASE. I TRANSFERRED TO HAHN FROM FURSTENFELDBRUCK (THE WORLD'S BEST AIR BASE) IN SEPTEMBER, 1952 TO A BUNCH OF PREFAB BARRACKS WITH RAIN EVERY DAY FOR 90 DAYS. OUR AIR BASE SQUADRON WAS COMPOSED OF PRIMARILY OVERAGES FROM OTHER AIR FORCE UNITS ALL OVER EUROPE. I WAS ONE OF THE FIRST G.I.'S TO GO INTO THE LITTLE VILLAGE OF ALTLAY AND OFTEN FREQUENTED THE GASTHAUS SCHMIDT. MANY OF ITS CITIZENS WORKED AT THE AIR BASE AND OUR FRIENDSHIP HAS REMAINED INTACT OVER THE YEARS. I COULD TELL YOU NUMEROUS STORIES ABOUT THE EARLY ACTIVITIES ON THE BASE, BUT MOST OF THEM YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE! WE PUBLISHED A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER ENTITLED "THE VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS". OUR BASE COMMANDER WOULD FLY TO WIESBADEN IN THE L-5 AND FLY BACK LOW OVER THE BARRACKS IN A C-47, WAKING UP THE AP'S WHO HAD JUST GOTTEN OFF DUTY. WE WELCOMED THE 50TH FIGHTER BOMBER WING FROM CLOVIS AFB, NEW MEXICO, IN 1953, AND WERE INTEGRATED INTO THAT UNIT. I LEFT HAHN IN OCTOBER, 1953 AND RETURNED FOR A VISIT IN 1992AND STAYED AT THE GUEST HOUSE ON BASE. WHAT A CHANGE HAD TAKEN PLACE! I VISITED THE BASE AGAIN IN 1994 AND THE BASE HAD BEEN TURNED OVER TO THE GERMAN GOVT. MANY OF MY GERMAN FRIENDS HAVE PASSED AWAY (INCLUDING THE LAST OWNER OF THE GASTHAUS SCHMIDT, ROLF SCHMIDT). I STILL THINK OF THE DAYS (AND NIGHTS) IN ZELL AND FONDLY REMEMBER "HANDEN HOCH ODER TRINK MIT SCHINDERHANNES!). THERE'S AN OLD GERMAN SAYING, "DER HAHN MUSS FLIEGEN" -- THE ROOSTER MUST FLY! AND I AM GLAD TO SEE THAT THIS BASE IS BEING USED FOR COMMERCIAL AIR PURPOSES.WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF MY OLD BUDDIES WHO SERVED AT HAHN AT THAT TIME
Comments: Like your website and the photos. Looking forward to when you finish the website. I lived and worked in Traben-Trarbach from 92-95 and witnessed the closing of Hahn. I sure enjoyed the area and the many friendships I had with german nationals.
Added: June 03, 2005
Submitted by Name: Russ Mears From: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma E-mail: RussM99@yahoo.com
Comments: I was stationed at Hahn AB from 1965 to 1968 as a young airman working in the Air Traffic Control radar unit. I also was the Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 202 (Americaner Pathzfinder). You have a nice site.Russ
Comments: got to hahn in spring of 57 left in aug 59 with the 7372 ammo supply sq. later changed to 3139th ammo supp sq.we lived at hahn and worked the dump at morbach, we spent our free time in kirchberg. keep up the good work --mac