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                   WELCOME TO CAMP KING                




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PROLOGUE  

WHY I DID THIS PROJECT AND WHO HELPED (I COULD NOT HAVE DOME IT ALONE)

PRIOR TO WORLD WAR II1936-1939

HOW THE LAND WAS USED PRIOR TO WORLD WAR II

WORLD WAR II "DULAG LUFT" 1939-1945

THE PRISONER OF WAR INTERROGATION CENTER OBERURSEL

POST WORLD WAR II (1945-1953)

HOW THE POST WAS USED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE WAR

THE GEHLEN ORGANIZATION

Camp King and the BND

AMERICAN MILITARY UNITS (1953-1995)

 AMERICAN TENANT UNITS ON THE POST

PHYSICAL PLANT

HOW THE BUILDINGS WERE UTILIZED IN THE 1970'S AND 1980'S (NUMEROUS PICTURES)  

SCHOOLS

WHERE WE WERE EDUCATED

THE FRANKFURT AMERICAN MILITARY COMMUNITY

OUR EXTENDED AMERICAN COMMUNITY

ACTIVITIES

HOW WE SPENT OUR TIME (A LOT OF PICTURES)

EMPLOYMENT

HOW WE EARNED MONEY AS DEPENDENTS

TELEVISION, RADIO AND THE STARS AND STRIPES NEWSPAPER

TYPES OF MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

POST SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND TERRORISM

HOW WE WERE PROTECTED AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS TERRORISM

THE PEOPLE AND CITY OF OBERURSEL A

BRIEF VIEW OF OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PEOPLE OF OBERURSEL AND BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF THE CITY

POST CLOSURE AND FUTURE

 WHAT THE POST IS TODAY- THE SEWO'S PLAN FOR THE LAND AND BUILDINGS (PICTURES)

FIS'ERS

OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FIS'ERS A TERM USED BY CAMP KINGERS TO DESCRIBE OTHER KIDS THAT ATTENDED FRANKFURT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

EPILOGUE MY FINAL THOUGHTS

BIBLIOGRAPHY WHERE I OBTAINED THE INFORMATION ON THE POST

 BIOGRAPHY ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 





Camp king is located north of Frankfurt am Main, in Oberursel Taunus, Germany. It was initially an agricultural school. During World War II it became Dulag Luft, as well as an interrogation center for down allied air crews. After Dulag Luft moved to Frankfurt am Main it was known as Auswertestelle West. After WW II the United States Army took control and also used the area for intelligence purposes. The Gehlen organization  was initially housed on the post. It served in the intelligence community until 1968. After 1968 it was transferred to the Transportation Command until its closing in 1993. After the draw down of American Forces, after the cold war, the area became a housing area.  Come visit my childhood home, discover its fascinating secrets and dispel rumors. 

This website is from a project I compiled, with a lot of help, named:

THE HISTORY OF CAMP KING, OBERURSEL, TAUNUS, GERMANY, 1936-2000; WITH AN EMPHASIS ON DEPENDENT LIFE IN THE 1970'S AND EARLY 1980's





CROPPED FROM CAMP KING PLAQUE COURTESY OF FRED SCHLOSS (WORDS ATTRIBUTED TO LYRICS FROM WEST POINT)

 

 

 

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PICTURE OF CAMP KING FROM THE HISTORY OF CAMP KING BY JACK C. SPRATT, ARTIST UNKNOWN

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PICTURE OF CAMP KINGS MAIN GATE IN THE LATE 1940'S OR EARLY 1950'S, COURTESY OF ROLLAND G. HATFIELD

FRANZ GAJDOSCH

Franz was a true Historian of Camp King without his help, this site would not have been possible. Click here for his interesting biography

  

Memories of Roy Butler with drawings. Roy Butler was an American POW at Camp King then "Dulag Luft". His insights are great. His drawings are one of my most treasured pieces of media on the site. Click here to visit his page

Click here for a list of the commanders

 

 

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CLICK ON THE THUMBNAILS TO SEE LARGER IMAGES. THIS IS TWO NEW PICTURES OF THE POST. COURTESY OF HEIDI LIST

SUGGESTED READINGS BOOKS THAT HAVE HELPED ME COMPLETE THE SITE OR I HAVE READ TO GAIN OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT CAMP KING, INTELLIGENCE AND/OR POW'S.

MY FAVORITE LINKS:

SEWO THE CITY OF OBERURSEL SITE IN REFERENCE TO THE REDEVELOPMENT OF CAMP KING (GREAT HISTORY IN GERMA

FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SCIENTIST GREAT INFORMATION ON THE GEHLEN ORGANIZATION. EXCELLENT RESEARCH AND FORMAT

THESE SITES ARE GREAT SITES ABOUT CAMP KING/ DULAG LUFT OR THE FRANKFURT AMERICAN MILITARY COMMUNITY: (IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR ADDITIONS TO THIS SECTION, PLEASE LET ME KNOW

US Army Germany A great site about the entire United States Army in Germany

 570th MP Platoon  A link off Walter Elkins Great Site US Army Europe.

MOOSBURG POW CAMP STALAG VIIA A GREAT SITE DEDICATED TO MOOSBURG.

IG FARBEN BUILDING HISTORY A GREAT SITE THAT SHOWS THE IG FARBEN/ABRAMS BUILDING AND GIVES IT'S HISTORY (GREAT PICTURES AND AWESOME NARRATION)