The buildings that would be named Johnson Barracks were taken by the US Army in May of 1945 and named in memory of Pvt Eldon H. Johnson, a member of the 15th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division.   Pvt Johnson was killed in action June 1944 near Valmontone, Italy.

From 1970 until 1992 The 16th Engineer Battalion occupied Johnson Barracks, at which time the unit moved to Bamberg and like all the rest of the military kasernes in the Nürnberg Area the buildings were given back to the German Government.

Nothing is left of the former Johnson Barracks.  The buildings are no longer there.   The only thing that remains is one warehouse.  The place that used to be Johnson Barracks is now filled with car lots, and other businesses.

This part of the website is being built to provide  former and present military personnel and their dependents that were once stationed at Johnson Barracks a place to get in contact with each other, their German friends and share their comments and  photos.   Fürth residents and the people of the surrounding area are welcome also.

"Johnson Barracks may be gone, but we can keep it alive with our stories, photos and by sharing our memories"

Hello...attached is a picture of some of the guys from the 24th eng. bn. 4th AD of 1961.  The last weekend of August 2006,  I surprised my father, Jim Howell and Grandfather MSG Tom C Johnson of this unit with a surprise reunion.  I've located approx. 25 guys from this unit in the past year, and we had a total of 8 eight guys that were able to be together for the weekend.  The first time in 40+ years!  It was a great weekend for all!!  The guys have decided to let me continue my search and to plan another get together for next year.  So my search is on!  Thought you might like to post this on the site, not sure if it's something of interest to you or not, but it could help me to locate more of these guys, and help to bring them all back together.          

Nicki Metts  

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