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Hans W. Bayha wrote on August 28, 2011
Hi Russ and Bob,

I am unfortunately only now. I thank you for the quick help.
The link to the Nike site by Bob from Sachsenheim is worth gold. Excuse the lousy English, the translater of Google has made.

Best Wishes

Hans W.Bayha
Russ Reston wrote on August 20, 2011
Bob Bolton (887th TMS - Grรผnstadt ) was kind enough to translate the previous guestbook entry submitted by Hans Bayha. Thanks Bob!!!

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\"As part of research about U.S. military facilities in Germany, I am lead to your very informative website.

I was born in 1944 and in my youth and even later, very often met with U.S. soldiers, hence my interest. To my very great regret, many U.S. garrisons in and around Stuttgart in
the last two decades have been disbanded. To my knowledge there are only 3 U.S. barracks in Stuttgart, which is not beneficial to the continued cultural exchange any longer.

Now I have a question for you: Can someone tell me which U.S. unit was stationed at the rocket position near Gross Sachsenheim near Stuttgart I once was there, it must have been the end of the sixties, at the invitation of MSgt. \"Herbie\".
Herbie unfortunately died in 1998 and his wife no longer lives also.

Best wishes

Hans W. Bayha\"

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Bob also advised that more information about the former Nike site at Sachsenheim / Gross Sachsenheim, can be found at this link - http://www.nikesystem.de/Pages/Ami/Sachsenheim/us_nike_sachsenheim.htm .
Hans W, Bayha wrote on August 19, 2011
Im Rahmen von Forschungen รผber US-Militaer Standorte in Deutschland bin ich auf ihre sehr informative Webseite gestossen.

Ich bin Jahrgang 1944 und in meiner Jugendzeit und nachher auch noch, sehr oft mit US-Soldaten zusammen gekommen, daher mein Interesse daran. Zu meinem grossen Bedauern sind sehr viele US Garnisonen in Stuttgart und Umgebung in den letzten Zwei Jahrzehnten aufgeloest worden. Meines Wissen gibt es nur noch 3 US Kasernen in Stuttgart,was dem kulturellen Austausch nicht gerade foerderlich ist.

Nun habe ich eine Frage an euch:
Kann mir jemand sagen welche US-Einheit auf
der Raketen-Stellung in GROSSACHSENHEIM bei
Stuttgart (Germany) stationiert war. Ich war
einmal, muss Ende der sechziger Jahre gewesen sein, auf Einladung des MSgt, \"Herbie\" dort.
Leider ist Herbie schon 1998 verstorben und seine Frau lebt auch nicht mehr.

Viele Gruesse

Hans W. Bayha
David Baez Portalatin wrote on July 15, 2011
Duty from Feb 1962 to Dec. 1964. 38th Msl. Maint. Sqd. Duty near Bremen at a shooting range. Nuclear detonation detection system repairman. Group of 15 airmen at 3 different sites. Any info of original group will be gladly received.
John JR Moore wrote on June 3, 2011
Been a while since I left a message and havn\'t seen any names that I remember in quite a while.
Lowery 3515th Mace A June to October 1961
4504th OAFB October 61 to Jan 62, Sembach 822 TMS & 823 TMS Tech 1 through December 1964 then back to OAFB as instructer until discharge. Can be reached at jmoore1164@aol.com
Glenn Wilder wrote on May 15, 2011
I worked on RB57A, B/RB/ WB57B, C, D and E however I had never seen / heard of a JB57. You learn something new every day! I was stationed at Yokota AB (3rd BW and 6091RS) and Kirtland AFB (1211 TSS / 58th WRS). The 58th WRS received F models after I was discharged. There may have been other B57 units at Yokota I don\'t remember, I flew to DM AFB at Tucson to install engines in a B57 which had been modified with a Bomarc missle section grafted on the nose. There is a photo on page 164 of Bob Mikesh\'s book. There is a photo of a B57 with a TM-76A MACE missile nose grafted on page 165. (Robert C. Mikesh - Martin B-57 Canberra: The Complete Record).
Joe Devlin wrote on March 11, 2011
I was stationed here from 1981-1983...my first time overseas. It was probably the most fun I ever had in my life. I was a young Airman and I was set free like a maniac in Europe. I\'ll never forget the fun I had and the friends I made at Sembach.
Robert bob Perkins wrote on January 11, 2011
1963-1965 assigned Tech 1 missile maintenance
crew, site 3, then dispatch crew and then spent time as site aide to CSMGT Culpepper.
Lived off base with my wife in Alsenborn.
Reassigned to Malstrom AFB in Montana to
aircraft missiles after my assignment.
Chester H. Gay Sr. wrote on October 11, 2010
I WAS SENT FROM ORLANDO AFB TO HOLLOMAN AFB, WHITE SANDS PROVING GROUNDS IN \'59 TO REJECT OR ACCEPT THE MACE \"A\" MISSLE. WE FIRED 5 MISSILES TO WINDOVER UTAH, 3 RECOVERY AND 2 NONRECOVERY. THEN WE TOOK MACE TO GERMANY.
Ron Buckholz wrote on August 14, 2010
Typo error on the website in my first post. Anyone visiting this site who was stationed at North Point (Kriegsfeld Special Weapons Depot) visit our site and if you have not already joined our group contact me so we can sign you up! Thanks! Ron
Ron Buckholz wrote on August 14, 2010
I was a member of the 619th Ord Co at Kriegsfeld Germany in the 1969\'s. Sembach was close and we passed it often going to and fro. I\'m sure that some of the war heads we serviced ended up on your boomers. Cool site by the way!
Karl Miles wrote on August 3, 2010
Great site, I\'ve learned a lot about the mission there, and it does bring back a few memories, even though I was a dependent. My dad was Capt. Raymond \"Woody\" Miles, comm. officer for Sembach in 1959-61 before he retired to Boulder, CO to the Bureau of Standards. I went to Vogelveh and Sembach for jr. high, then took the bus to K-town for h.s.

I would love to see a section devoted to the kids of Sembach.

Thanks, Karl
Walter Babcock wrote on June 2, 2010
Airman 2nd Class in 887TH launch crew 1965 to closing. Other crew members were Lt. Brown, SSgt Kelly, Airman 2nd Class Blakeman; Lt. Col Wright commander; 1St Sgt Goff. Reassigned to Minuteman at Minot. Left service in 1975 wtih rank of Captain.
Russell Bledsoe wrote on April 29, 2010
I was assigned to the 38th MMS from Jul. 1963 to Sep. 1966. I was Flt. Cont. Mech. on Sgt. Jardines crew; Site 1 Cordinator with CSMGT Culpepper; Tmp. Duty to new CMR in 1965. My wife, Lois, worked in Family Services and we lived in Sippersfeld and Enkenback. We were members of the Button and Bows Square Dance Club. We transfered back to Minuteman at Whiteman AFB, MO and then to Chanute AFB, IL as a Inst. until injured at base campground and retired in 1972. We attended the Missileer reunion in Orlando and presently live in Bryan, TX. We had a very enjoyable time being assoc. with all the military families.
Jack \"JR\" Moore wrote on April 14, 2010
At site II as Mech 1 1962 -1965 crew 2-7 Capt Thoeni, SSgt Rowe and Mech 2 Tom Baker, many great times and fond memories learning game of bridge,the heart warming sounds of NTCUs, jigsaw puzzles, and meals brought to blockhouse in those deep dish metal top stackable containers and building a better mouse trap of what ever materials we coud find in the blockhouse.
Lee Kyser wrote on March 12, 2010
The sad news for today was learning that Clifford Holske, Lt Col (Ret) is no longer with us. Most of us who knew him at Sembach remember him as a Captain making Major and as a launch officer and subsequent operations officer at C Flight. He was a charter member of the Tacmissileer association, but to my knowledge, only attended the first reunion in Las Vegas. Following his tour in Germany, he was assigned to Vandenberg AFB, Ca. After retiring, he worked in Santa Maria, California, co-managing a local welding supply company. He later retired to Las Vegas, Nevada where he passed away on 12 December, 2007. He was one of the most pleasant officers I ever had the pleasure to work with. God bless him!
ray antkkowiak wrote on March 1, 2010
I was there 1964-1965. I worked and was a flight mechanic on the C-47.If any one knows who was one the one that crashed in 1967 would you e-mail me.
Jim Hultman wrote on February 27, 2010
The 38th Tac missle wing replaced us - the 66th Tac Recon Wing - at Sembach. I was stationed there in \'56 -57, assigned to the 302nd Tac Recon Sq. The place holds many fond memories for me too. All the photos are very familiar. So thanks alot for the site.
Robert L. Meleady wrote on January 11, 2010
I am the son of Missileer Robert L. Meleady of Crew 2-10. Just stumbled on this site doing geneology research. We are not senior/junior. He\'s Leon and I\'m Lynn.

The site brought back memories of my childhood. I went through the 1st-3rd grades while there.

My dad is not a big one for the internet, but I will let him know of the site.
Thomas E, Conrad wrote on November 12, 2009
Crew 3-5 Oct. \'63 - 66 (phase out)
Missile Crew Commander
Lt. Thomas E. Conrad - Morgan Hill, CA
Crew Chief
SSgt. Paul R. Holmberg - Orange City, FL
Mech #1
A2C Stephen E. Teets
Mech #2
Thomas E. Conrad wrote on November 11, 2009
What a great web site. I am so excited. WOW! brings back a lot of memories.
Ken Lasher wrote on July 25, 2009
I was at Sembach 1965-66 (phase out)
38th MMS, Flight Controls, crew member.
Also ran the photo hobby shop 65-66.
snell, waymon w. wrote on July 13, 2009
ref: \"lonely/ no glory in block houses(sic).
I was on maintenance crew-SSGT Mollert, crewchief and the rest of us were out in the MM1 check out van- SOMETIMES- and in the lovely weather most of the time. We wern\'t exactly heralded either, no glory there!
We were out there in the open trying to keep the birds ready/ de-icing and all that \"fun\" stuff. We ONLY worked 24 on and 48 off, with WORKED 24 ON and then collapsed the next 12 unless we had to pull CQ or the like after! I thank SMSGT Jidy Whitlow for preventing this in my case at least ONCE.
I also remember WE Maintenance crew members could NOT switch duty with any other mech 1/2 whatever to attend college courses and definitely could not do homework on duty as the Block-house crew could do.
I still will say the troops I was associated were a great group even tho the squadron(on base) seemed to be very remote as to any of sites concerns!
AL GROFT wrote on July 13, 2009
Guys and Gals - I was at Sembach Sept 59 - Sept 62, as 587th MMS MAST Admin Clerk. I was Sembach chapel organist and formed youth choir Oct 61 to Sept 62. Attending DAYTON with Wendel and Lorraine Guy, at HI - North. I will have two group pix of youth choir with hopes someone at DAYTON will recognize their child, or contact me at home.

AL GROFT
709 Elkwood Drive
New Cumberland, PA 17070-1545
Cell 717-580-7941
Ken Corl wrote on July 5, 2009
Russ,
This is a great site. I served with the 38th MMS at Sembach 1962 to 1966 as a Mech 1. I worked primarily at site 1 for Sgts Sanchez and Reiley,but we also did our turns at II and III. I finished up as Site II Maint. Coordinator in early 1966. I loved the whole experience. Hope to see you in Dayton.

Ken