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.
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.
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
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.
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site, email to:
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