The kaserne were Merrell Barracks was located is known as the SS Kaserne which was one of the Nazi's kasernes.  The formal name of the kaserne was the Sued Kaserne.

The Nazi's were in this kaserne until 1944.  The kaserne was built for the SS Signal School and a SS Signal Reserve Unit.  Soldiers from the kaserne were used to support the Nürnberg rallies.

The post was captured by American soldiers in April 1945 and renamed Merrell Barracks after Private Joseph F. Merrell.

Pvt Merrell won the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroic actions near Lohe, Germany in April of 1945.  He was a member of  Company I, 25th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division. 

The 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment occupied the kaserne for almost fifty years.   Merrell Barracks was returned to the German Government in September 1992 after redeployment of the Regiment to the United States in July 1992.

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

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

The Ferris Barracks website was started about 2 years ago.  When it started out it looked like this page, but within a couple of months the guest book and message board started filling up and photos coming in from everywhere.  Now the site has over 1000 photos.  The visitors to the site say they check it out 2 or 3 times a day.  From the stats on the site, it gets about 300 visits a day.

Ferris Barracks is in the lead on this website also.  Already have two pages of photos sent in and a promise of more to come.

Anyone have anything they would like to see on this site, email to:

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Site Links

Map of Merrell Barracks


Old Guestbook

Merrell Barracks Message Board


Barracks Bugler

Merrell Bks Photo Gallery
Tom Spahr Photos
Nürnberg Photo Gallery
Nürnberg Favorite Places
Nürnberg Christmas Photos
Robert Simmons Photos
Doug Schnider Photos
Harold Reaves Photos
Ron Rundell Photos
Loren Portillo Photos
Samuel Harris Photos
Lawrence Miles Photos
Jim Hersom Photos
Robert Jonas Photos
Rick Gray Photos
Chris Durgin Photos
Yvonne P Photos
Arnie Ernst Photos


Nürnberg Military Area
Site Links:

Ferris Barracks
Ferris Barracks @ NBG
Merrell Barracks
Monteith Barracks
Johnson Barracks
Herzo Base
O'Brien Barracks
Pinder Barracks
William O. Darby
Nürnberg Army Hospital

Feucht Army Airfield

Nürnberg American High School




Nürnberg Military Area