Lynn, Rothwesten 1949. If I look just a tad ticked off,
it was because just the day before we, a Detachment of
about 20 ASA troops on this small Air Base operated by
the 601st AC&W had been placed in a "line up" for
viewing by a German "Frau" who claimed an attack by an
"American Army GI". The USAF "Blue Suiters" were more
than happy to force us to submit. She IDed no one but
scared crap out of my Buddy Stan Heil when she came back
to him for a second look after he laughed in her face
the first time - Stan was quiet the second time.
on the wall of the stairway and a steel door into the
attic operations area was our"security". One young USAF
2nd Lt did not take the sign serious, his curiosity got
the better of him, he sneaked into ops but left in a
helluva hurry when he heard an issue .45 Automatic being
charged and felt the cold muzzle touching his temple!!
photographed front entrance to the old Fleigerhorst
Base, now under the managership of the USAF 601st AC&W
Lynn and Pfc Howie Lutz, on trail back of base
River as it enters the Historic Fulda Gap
Photos - Herzo EM open
l/r Haurick, Ambrose, Jim Lynn, Cpl Whittal, Stan Heil,
Pennsylvania. Don't temember the other guys all that
well, but Stan was my long time buddy, one of the best..
Last saw him at TRRS, had just rtn'd from PI, as I was
leaving for ASAPac
Jim Lynn, Robert G. Dubos, New Orleans, La., Reid. Have
made net contact with Bob (7-02), now of Baton Rouge,
La. - as much of a clown as ever!!!
Couple on left, Sgt Harry Norman Waldvogel and Ingeborg
- Mr and Mrs when they left Germany - no better
friends did I ever have in my years in Uncles employ!!!!
this photo, w/id names imbedded, then posting, I have
rec'd identification from a good ASA buddy that the
first Troop on left, the one w/bandaged fingers is Sgt
Milton C, Cyr.. sorry bout not rekignizing ye Milt, ye
see, when I arrived at Herzo, you were "an old troop" -
meaning anyone who had been there more than a month or
was over age 20 was an old troop!!! 4th and 5th troops
from left were George L. Haines and Sherman W. Alday.-
far r is Frank Patty Jr. Troop w/face covered is and
probably always be incognito.
l/r: Pvt George Lynn, (Florida, I believe) a genuine
hero of WWII, five years in a Japanese POW camp in
Sgt Remington, Pvt Robert G. Dubos, N.O. La.
German Frauleins, I do not know their name.
About this note today from
Bob DuBos about Dad. Mom tells
me Bob and his family are deeply
religious and caring people. I
know Bob prayed daily for Dad
during this trying period and he
is greatly appreciated.
We were both in
operations at Herzo, though on different
tricks (8 hr.schedules around the clock). I
also worked as a DF (Direction Finder)
operator at the Base Site and field sites.
We often got
together at the Rec Hall (Recreation center)
in our overlapping "off" times, which was
where those "stories" of my "one-song" piano
playing ability came from. On the other
side of the coin, when everyone went to
Gasthauses and drank a lot, I had a huge
reportoire when I played the piano. As I
am old and do not remember, if I played the
piano, or how good or bad I played, or how
drunk they were, or how drunk I was, the
only indicator was they let us in again and
again, week after week. I do remember I
drank a lot of beer in Germany.
When one of the
Polish guards (Czymensikowski) (??) got
married in Herzogenaurach and I was invited
to the wedding and party, (He called me
Dubowski), I learned four things - 1) "Steinhager"
is put in crock bottles because it would eat
away plain glass. 2) Avoid drinking a
toast with each one at the table
individually.- Polaks like to do this to
you. 3) Hang on tight when you're dancing
and whirling around to a Polka. If she lets
you go, you can go through the french doors
on the balcony, hit the railing, and end up
in the snow a floor below. 4) It is true
Polish wedding parties last three days and
it is true that you can get your fingers
stepped on when you are leaving.
I was happy to learn
from your Dad in an email this year that the
dance floor in the Casa Carioca nightclub,
in Garmisch, really did slide away for an
ice skating show. I remember the dance
floor being cold before I went to sleep.
I liked my versions
of how your Dad broke his ankle on that trip
better than his.
Jerry, he's still
with me. Always will be.
l/r: Rob't G ""Bob" Dubos, Wm C. Seidel, Pa, Russ
Thomson, Wisc, Oliver F. "Rick" Justice, Kokomo, IN (My
buddy at Herzo, Room mate at R'westen), Carl Krick, Pa.
Rex "Duke" Patterson, Gowanda, NY - Picture, Winter
Not always wild parties, wholesome winter sports at
Garmish - Lake Eibsee
l/r: Robert G "Bob" Dubos, New Orleans, LA. What a fun
guy to be around. When he was "tipsey", which after one
beer he usually was, he could play the old upright piano
in the Herzo Hub snack bar and several of us could stand
around it and sing. Problem was, Bob knew only one song
- "Bill Bailey, won't you please come home" Russell
Thompson, Wisconsin. Russ made a trip with a group of us
to Garmish, winter of '49. We stayed in the Eibsee
hotel, packed couple cases Heinekins in snow on the
balcony and had a blast!!
Rex "Duke" Patterson, full blood Irquois, Gowanda, NY.
- super stong, when Bob could no longer navigaye under
his own power, Duke would drape him over a shoulder,
back to Herzo we go, MP at the gate would sort of smile
and look the other way.. Charlie Stone. Charlie was
pretty quiet, don't remember much about him.
Buddies - 114th Sig Svc Co
1949-50 Some of the finest ASAE was fortunate to have
Rex "Duke" Patterson, Tonowanda NY. Full blood Irquois,
strong as a bull,
gentle and soft spoken as a puppy.
TR: Robert G "Bob" Dubos, NO, La., on Skiing vacation to
Ralph Furstenberg, from Calif, at Garmish.
Dale Lintner,from Pa. quiet Gentleman.
Ludwig Heilmier and ... Dale Lintner, Md and Pa, good
buddies, at Garmish.
Scnhappes, everybodys 'Hund' . Dawg, spoiled rotten, at
A straightarrow guy.. My buddy and roomie at Rothwesten.
Frederick "Rick: Justice, Kokomo, IN.
goes w/this equip, TSgt Hardeman and some of the first
ASA troops at R'westen. We went out on a field problem,
set up somewhere ENE of the Town of Fulda, Germany.
Apparently the goal of this event was to test Radio
Signal reception of certain targets further to the NE.
As we were listening a few days after setting up, a
Rusky Military radio o/s came on, calling his NCS -
obviously low level and w/a green horn operator. He did
not rec. an answer after a long period of calling. TSgt
Hardeman, big hearted, said - that poor kid is going to
ruin his arm - we better help him out. So, cranking up
the BC-610 (which was a no-no) for us, the good Sgt
slapped the leg mount J-38, answering the kid..
BAM..right back came the Rusky - man, as if he had
suddenly found his long lost pet dog... in just a minute
tho another fist came on the Rusky Freq.,, sent a
authentication challenge - course we could not
authenticate - tried several stalls,, QRM,, QRN,, QSA
2,, dead silence, the poor Rusky Operator probably
finished a promising USSR Army career diggin frozen "Kertaufels"
out of some Siberian snowbank.. if he lived that long..
Lynn, one of the original Det A 114th Sig Svc Co ASAers
at Rothwesten 1949. I was assigned to the Huff-Duff site
out on the old runway. This "unmilitary" photo, standing
atop Herkules Castle. Kassel City in background
hill between 601st AC&W Mess hall and Det A bldg at
l/r Cpl Hoyt, Cpl Stan Heil holding Bowser and Pfc
Bowser was a mostly boxer, belonged to the whole base
but liked ASA troops. Bowser liked beer too, would drink
it out of a saucer, placed on dance floor at EM club.
One day saucer got turned over - that started a routine
better then any floor show - Bowser would chase that
saucer all over the dance floor attempting to turn it up
right for more beer - did not matter to him who was on
dance floor, chairs, tables, dancers - all went flying
when Bowser was after another snoot full of beer. photo
late 49, early 50
that dang squirrel again!!
Cpl Shannon, Hoyts buddy, on hill above Fulda River,
almost straight east of 601st AC&W base at Rothwesten.
man, four of us tramped thru about 15 miles of forested
hills to get one squirrel..