Henry Watkins

Tucson, AZ

#1711 Oct 16, 2011
jessica Mckinney griffis wrote:
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John Cross did you know my father?????
i WAS STATIONED IN BRACOONE FROM 1959 THrough 1964.I will gladly pay for any photos of Braconne. My email is hwatkins@gmail
farkas

Paris, France

#1712 Oct 16, 2011
hi
When I was a child, my father was commissary officer at camp des loges or bel manoir (from 1960 to 66).
I would like to see some pictures of those places.
Thanks
Kathryn Marocchino

Menlo Park, CA

#1713 Oct 16, 2011
Phillippe,

I woul love to talk with you or correspond by email. My father was stationed at Camp de Loges between 1956-59, roughly, and I attended Garche Elementary School. We lived in Saint German-en-Laye and I have extraordinarily fond memories (and pictures) of that period of my life. Over the past few years, I have been trying to pinpoint the exact date of death of my brother, who was miscarried. Unfortuntely, both my parents are deceased, and no one has any further information on where this may have happened (American Hospital in Paris, clinic at Camp de Loge, etc.?). My father was Joseph W. Magario and my mother's name was Elia (maiden name Oggeri-Breda). Perhaps we can get in touch. It has been nearly impossible to even discover whether or not a death certificate was ever issued. Let's keep in touch. Kathryn
PatEUCOM

Lexington, KY

#1714 Oct 16, 2011
Ray Courtemanche wrote:
I was stationed at Camp Des Loges from 1958 - 1961 with the Air Force element. I worked at the DEPCINCEUR Hqs under an army captain Howard F. Goldberg and then later under an Army Captain Hausmann who had received a battlefield commission in Korea. DEPCINCEUR at that time was an Army General Williston B. Palmer. CINCEUR was Air Force General Lauris Norstad (who was also SACEUR and stayed at SHAPE Hqs.)
I remember your name but can't remember your face.My husband was a yeoman that worked in TS Control at Hdqts. Camp des Loges.We lived in Villennes sur Seine and then Petite Beauregard.Our oldest son ,now a retired navy Capt., was born at Paris American Hospital in 1957.Do you remember my husband YN Walter Bruce Watson? He died in 1993 at age 58 from heart condition that began before age 40.He retired from the navy in 1971.I remember Capt.Goldberg and many of the men that served there.Many of the enlisted men ate at our little home.It was a lovely post and lots of nice people in a troubled time in France.I never knew what my husband's job was as most stuff was secret.I never asked about his job and it was a way of life.I never asked in the following years either.
Best wishes to you.I would love to hear from you.
PatEUCOM

Lexington, KY

#1715 Oct 16, 2011
Kathryn Marocchino wrote:
Phillippe,
I woul love to talk with you or correspond by email. My father was stationed at Camp de Loges between 1956-59, roughly, and I attended Garche Elementary School. We lived in Saint German-en-Laye and I have extraordinarily fond memories (and pictures) of that period of my life. Over the past few years, I have been trying to pinpoint the exact date of death of my brother, who was miscarried. Unfortuntely, both my parents are deceased, and no one has any further information on where this may have happened (American Hospital in Paris, clinic at Camp de Loge, etc.?). My father was Joseph W. Magario and my mother's name was Elia (maiden name Oggeri-Breda). Perhaps we can get in touch. It has been nearly impossible to even discover whether or not a death certificate was ever issued. Let's keep in touch. Kathryn
My husband and I were stationed at Camp Des Loges 1956-1958.I became pregnant and our first born was born at Paris American Hospital in 1957.The post had a small clinic but all OB/GYN patients were treated at Rue Mar Buff in Paris and delivery was done at the Paris American Hospitalat Neiully.There surely would have been a records .All births and deaths had to be reported to the American Embassy within a very short perod of time.I wish you luck in finding the information you are seeking and best wishes.
charles willie pepp holl

Chicago, IL

#1716 Oct 17, 2011
i was station at camp volaceau shape headquarters outside paris from 1964 to 1966. i was in the signal corps. if any one sees this post please contact
patrice de jaegher

Waregem, Belgium

#1717 Oct 21, 2011
Hi everybody

I am doing some research work, and hope somebody can help me. Well, I hope so. It really would appreciate it if it could be the case.

I am looking for informations about the aluminium-covered home-trailers that were used on the USAFE bases in France and Belgium after WW2 for the personnel working on these bases. The reason is that these trailers were built in Belgium in wood and aluminium by a company that was belonging to my family, De Coene nv in Kortrijk (Belgium).

We want to organize a museum showing as much as possible of all the products that came out of the huge factory. Therefore, we would really like very much to be able to trace one or more of these home-trailers, so as to perhaps buy and renovate one or more items.

There is a major piece of information that we are missing: do you have any idea of what happened with these trailers when the USAFE went out of France in 1966-1967? Were they sold? in auctions? moved somewhere else?

You will find more information about this subject at: http://www.newspaperarchive.com/FreePdfViewer...

Many thanks in advance for any kind of help you could provide to us.
With my very best regards

Patrice De Jaegher (Kortrijk, Belgium)
+32 489 991 631
CLAUDE MOINET

Grenoble, France

#1718 Oct 22, 2011
HI PATRICE I AM WAITING YOUR PICTURES
REGARDS
CLAUDE
patrice de jaegher wrote:
Hi everybody
I am doing some research work, and hope somebody can help me. Well, I hope so. It really would appreciate it if it could be the case.
I am looking for informations about the aluminium-covered home-trailers that were used on the USAFE bases in France and Belgium after WW2 for the personnel working on these bases. The reason is that these trailers were built in Belgium in wood and aluminium by a company that was belonging to my family, De Coene nv in Kortrijk (Belgium).
We want to organize a museum showing as much as possible of all the products that came out of the huge factory. Therefore, we would really like very much to be able to trace one or more of these home-trailers, so as to perhaps buy and renovate one or more items.
There is a major piece of information that we are missing: do you have any idea of what happened with these trailers when the USAFE went out of France in 1966-1967? Were they sold? in auctions? moved somewhere else?
You will find more information about this subject at: http://www.newspaperarchive.com/FreePdfViewer...
Many thanks in advance for any kind of help you could provide to us.
With my very best regards
Patrice De Jaegher (Kortrijk, Belgium)
+32 489 991 631
Riahcrd Dahl - A1C

Mars Hill, NC

#1719 Oct 23, 2011
Gene Walsh wrote:
There was a regular Post Office at 32 Rue Marbeuf,located on the Ground Floor. The back door opened to the entrance to the Parking Garage. I most likey met your Father if he was at this location as I was a good customer (APO 163, NY. NY).I don't recall an AF NCO club at this location. There was an AF building located at Rue La Tremoille that had a club on the top floor.I was also a good customer of this club as Happy Hour usually lasted all night. There was a bulk mail facility where mail was processed. They had a small cafeteria with their own cook. The name of the Rue doesn't ring a bell. When there was a function at the school in Garches, I was the guy who would bring the 2 large speakers and amplifier and set them up in the auditorium. FACT: We had a switchboard and phone system hidden in plain site at the school to be used in the event of war.
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I was stationed at 41 rue d'Alleray (Paris Air Mail Terminal -PAMT- APO-230) 1963-66, and worked at 32 rue Marbeuf (APO 686), also AIC of the post office at Hotel Littre. PAMT had an NCO club that served enlisted as well as officers. 5-cent Heinekens and 10-cent mixed drinks. Well patronized by transient flight officers. Would like to know if anyone has knowledge of airmen stationed at PAMT during that time period. David Chismar, for one. By the way, the unit was Detachment 2300, 7025th Air Postal Group until disbanding when deGaulle kicked us out of France in 1967.
e foubert

Toronto, Canada

#1720 Oct 24, 2011
Not exactly what you are looking for, but my father was your Cdn counterpart in Paris 1964-1967 at CAPO 5053

http://postalhistorycorner.blogspot.com/2010/...
Peter Dowds

Blanchard, OK

#1721 Oct 25, 2011
From 1958-61 my Dad was stationed at Poitiers. We lived in the American housing area of Bellejouane (spelling). After much searching on Google Earth and after asking my older sisters, who remember the area better than I do, I was able to find this housing area. Go to Google Earth and enter the following
46 33 58.66n, 0 18 34.94e
Enter those latitude/longitude exactly as I wrote them and the program will take you to the center of the Bellejouane housing area. You'll see that most of the homes are duplex and quadplexes with reddish/orange tile roofs. Using the street view I was able to find our quarters, still pretty much the same as when we lived there. Hope this helps. email ops33@live.com
Michael Walz

Phoenix, AZ

#1722 Oct 28, 2011
John Lucas wrote:
Our family was stationed at Caserne Lariboisiere (Fontainebleau, France) from 1951 to 1965. My father, Walter Lucas, DA civilian, worked at the post engineers. I attended Fontainebleau American school from 1st grade (1958)to 9th (1966). Mr. LeBrun was the school principal. We lived nearby the small village of AVON (halfway between Caserne Lariboisiere and Camp Guynemer, AFCENT). After the school day, I worked at the commissary, as a bag boy, for tips. In 1966 we moved to Bad Kreuznach, Germany. Does anyone remember Mr. Davis, history teacher, circa 1965-66?
6253
Didn't know Mr. Davis but remember well Mr. Buckley. 6th grade I do remember a fellow named John Lucas. One of the few who had never been to the States. Family from Belgium? We hung with a guy named Terauchi and Jimmy Trice. Mr. Buckley was my favorite and Ms Reimers one of my least favorites. I remember playing baseball by Guynemer with some great Canadian kids.
Nancy

San Antonio, TX

#1723 Oct 28, 2011
I had Ms. Reimers for 6th grade. She was different from the other teachers that I had. I remember she wore flip flops -quite unusual for that time period. I remember Mr. LeBrun and meet him again in the 1980s when I was teaching in Augsburg, Germany. Do not remember a Mr. Davis. I lived in Avon and them moved to the International Apts. Did anyone have Mrs. Bednarski? I really liked her.
Norman

Bronx, NY

#1724 Oct 28, 2011
I would like to know if any of you out there remember the American Bar, in Bordeaux. I don't remember the name of the female who ran the place, but her husbands name was Andre. He was an american ex-GI, and he was black. I wonder if the building is still there.
Katherine Tracy

Thibodaux, LA

#1725 Oct 29, 2011
Katherine Tracy wrote:
Does anyone remember George, the black poodle (in Braconne), who had his own army jacket and stripes? We took him home for a few days. I miss France; I grew up over there. I was there twice in about 57-58, then again about 63-66. My dad Billy Tracy was in the 83rd in Braconne too. We always did much traveling during that time. We lived on the French economy except for one time we lived in RGH in Angouleme. My principal was Mr. DeCarlo, then there was Ms. Gallagher (I think) and Mrs. Britian.
It was probably closer to 60-61. We were over there when Kennedy was shot. We lived in several places, but stayed for about three years. My dad was a crane operator and he went all over France. Many of the places mentioned sound familiar.
P Schwartz

United States

#1726 Oct 31, 2011
Carl Erb wrote:
In 1961-62, I was stationed in Toul France at Joan of Arc Hospital (Hopital Jeanne d'Arc) in the 525 Eng. Co DT(dump truck) like all the US military hospitals in France Jeanne d'Arc was built with a main hall down the middle and many branch wings off that. In the very next wing to the 525 was the barracks for the Polish Guards for Toul. They pulled all the guard duty on Jeanne d'Arc and at the main post on the opposite side of the city of Toul. You are very right about going to the "Polish Club". It was a regular hangout for all the GI's at Jeanne d'Arc and was a nice alternative to the hamburgers and hot dogs at the PX. Their sausages and the other food they had there was great. They also served beer, lots of it.
hello 574 trans same times,,,looking for info on the cashier who worked at the snack bar,,,,Gigi ...
P Schwartz

United States

#1727 Oct 31, 2011
Hello....looking for any info on the girl cashier that worked at the snack bar 60-62 she had long black hair,,thin build went by Gigi...I was there 59..61 574 trans co..I have been back there several times past few yrs,,,,not changed much,,,need to find this woman,,,,just been 50 yrs,,,
Norman

Bronx, NY

#1728 Nov 1, 2011
To: James Meriochaud
I was also a clerk st ECP-1241 during 1960-1961. I was an america soldier, and I remember A French female supervisor, but can't remember her name. She had dark hair, was about 5"7", and maybe in her 30s.I Also, remember a man who either worked at the ECP, or worked at the Quartermaster repair shop. His name was Rimbaud. I would like to know if anyone out there remember these people. Also the military officer in charge was a cafptain. Ican't remember his name, either. But he wore eyeglasses.
MERCIER jean Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

#1729 Nov 1, 2011
good morning everyone.
I inform you that my book Volume 2 entitled "American Camp Aquitaine and Poitou-Charentes" published at Editions ALAN SUTTON FRANCE late November-early December 2011.
Camps: Captieux, Bordeaux, Merignac, Périgueux, Bussac-Forest; La Braconne, Fontenet and Chizé.
This book is written in French with 200 photos, some of which were given to me by you.
I continue on and on POITIERS Ingrandes, if you have pictures, thank you, it will help me to continue my research.
My email: jan.mercier@yahoo.fr
THANK YOU
MERCIER jean Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

#1730 Nov 1, 2011
Elizabeth Reinert Lexington, KY Aug 28, 2011
Hello! My name is Elizabeth Reinert (nee Bellville.) I was born at the US Army Hospital in Bussac, APO 215, France (Chte-Mme) on August 23, 1960. My father was SP5 Hoyt T. Bellville of the 574th Ordnance Company. My father, my mother, Rosey Mae Taylor Bellville and older sister, Sheila, and I lived in Blaye Housing in Blaye (Gironde. I was baptized on September 10, 1960 at the Sister's Convent in Blaye, France. The priest was Maurice J. Errico, and my godparents were Thomas E. and Helen M. Bivens. I have a letter that was sent to me by Robert J. Fleming, Jr., Brigadier General, US Army, Commanding of the US Army Theater Army Support Command, Europe welcoming me to TASCOM. Does anyone out there remember these people? My parents have passed - my mother in March 1996 and my father in September 1999. Thanks!

Hi,
I have records of Blaye, the city was called Cité PATTON.
My book is about family and BLAYE YAZELL.

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