40-Year Commemoration for Colonel King held in Oberursel (1986)

In 1986, and almost 30 years ago, a memorial ceremony commemorating the 40th anniversary of the naming of Camp King in honor of the late Colonel Charles B. King was held at Camp King in Oberursel.

40-year memorial ceremony Camp King King invitation inside

4th Transportation Command

My friend, Hanns-Claudius Scharff, generously gave me permission to publish these bits of Camp King memorabilia on the blog.

“My dad, together with author Ray Toliver, were invited to this celebration and the unveiling of a cenotaph in honor of Colonel King.”

Charles B. King cenotaph

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Changing Hands: From Motor Pool to Rolls Royce – Oberursel in 1956

Mr. Hartmut Hirsch, working with the Rolls Royce Historical Society in Oberursel (Geschichtskreis Motorenfabrik Oberursel e.V.), is looking for additional information on the identities of the people shown in the following three photos.

The photo shows a group of people handing over a key on the front steps of the administrative building. We can assume this is the returned key from the Americans who had occupied the building from 1945 – 1956.
It is known that a final inspection of the property was done on 30 or 31 July 1956 to determine if any damages had been caused by the US personnel. Among the German inspectors was also the US property management. It is safe to assume the photos were taken during the inspection.
Who are these people?
What are their official positions?
On what date was the photo taken?

July 1956 – Handing back the keys to Rolls Royce in Oberursel

Any information about the following two photos would also be very appreciated.

Repatriation Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce

You can mail me at info@pension-sprachschule.de or leave a comment below.

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Rolls Royce Factory Museum, Oberursel

The city of Oberursel/Taunus, the second production site for Rolls-Royce Germany, is the oldest existing aircraft production site in the world. Its museum, housed in the Dr. Günter-Kappler-Haus, displays an overview of the history of motor production in Oberursel, beginning with its founding at the Oberursel Motor Factory in 1892. Among the various exhibits of the museum are rotary engines, cooling fans, as well as a turbo fan engine, which is part of our modern long-haul aircraft.

Rolls Royce Oberursel

Museum hours of operation:

The Rolls-Royce-Museum is open every last Friday of the month from 3pm – 6pm, and by prior arrangement. Entry is free. (Last update: February 2009)

Motorenfabrik Oberursel

Address: Hohemarkstraße 60–70, 61440 Oberursel

More here: Historical District Motorenfabrik Oberursel eV

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Vacancy at Frankfurt International School

Posted 29 May 2015:

Applications are invited for the following position:

►        Elementary bi-lingual Classroom teacher (fluent in German and English) effective 1 August 2015 until 31 July 2016

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Zitat der Woche

When the wind of change blows, some build walls, and others build windmills.

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