Thursday, April 05, 2012

Pioneer Kaserne Hanau

The former Pioneer Kaserne and Housing in Hanau was once the home and base for many hundreds of American soldiers. 

It was a time when the whole area was like little America in the middle of Germany. People loved the American lifestyle and the feeling of being surrounded by their American friends. 

In 2008 the last soldiers left Hanau and since then the Pioneer Kaserne is deserted and the nature takes over everything. 

The photos below are impressions from outside the fence, taken with my iPhone.



























































© copyright all images Michael Werner

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

These photos bring back such vivid memories. Pioneer Kasern was my first duty station, and my first time out of the U.S. I met and married my husband there. I partied like never before,and this is where I learned to hold my liquor and turn a wrench as a mechanic. Thank you for the photos.
Princess
plc12008@yahoo.com
U.S. Maryland (State)

Greg Hurley said...

Reminds me of the KFC!anyone reading this would you please get my phone# to Gordan.Breeding from GregHurley we served togetherfrom1978-1980at fliegerhorstkaserne.it would be nice to have a reunion here or Germany. By accident I saw he was looking for me and others from the61stm.p.company.He also was with the127th,as was Keith peoples.my phone # 606-423-5111/6074163997!.
To who and all can help thank you very much!wecare all getting older,help me before I( we) get to oldI don't know how to Facebook or E-mail yet all this is new to me as with typing.please pass the word I live in science hill my.75 miles south of Lexington,my.Thanks contact with anyone from the61stfrom1978-1981 would be e great Christmas present,maybe a reunion in hanau!

Greg Hurley said...

Add to Greg huley's comment today's date. Sept,18,2015

Greg Hurley said...

Reminds me of the KFC!anyone reading this would you please get my phone# to Gordan.Breeding from GregHurley we served togetherfrom1978-1980at fliegerhorstkaserne.it would be nice to have a reunion here or Germany. By accident I saw he was looking for me and others from the61stm.p.company.He also was with the127th,as was Keith peoples.my phone # 606-423-5111/6074163997!.
To who and all can help thank you very much!wecare all getting older,help me before I( we) get to oldI don't know how to Facebook or E-mail yet all this is new to me as with typing.please pass the word I live in science hill my.75 miles south of Lexington,my.Thanks contact with anyone from the61stfrom1978-1981 would be e great Christmas present,maybe a reunion in hanau!

Unknown said...

Wow these pics bring back memories ...1991 -1995 used to party at the boat every weekend ...such a shame the kaserne is abandoned now

Anonymous said...

I'm wanting to know if anyone remembers any contacts from the American Legion in Hanau approx. 1969-1971. It was run by two Americans and they had two Australian waitresses for some of that time. If anyone has any info. As am going to Hanau in a few months time.
Any help would be appreciated .... Cheers ....