Motor Pool Camp King in 1945

Through my continued interest in the history of Camp King, which began with the podcast Graham and I recorded in 2007, I’ve been able to gather more and more information. Through learning more about this part of our German history, my circle of like-minded correspondents has also widened.

My special gratitude goes to Ambassador Dolibois, who gave permission to share 12 special photos. In 1945,  Ambassador Dolibois was stationed at Camp King with the U.S. Army Intelligence. After the war, he was transferred from Oberursel to Luxembourg, and then served as Goering’s interrogator before and during the Nuremberg trials.

For today’s post, I have chosen a few photos taken around the area of Camp King and the adjacent Motorwerke.

Unidentified officer at Camp King in 1945

For more on Ambassador Dolibois’s role as an American interrogator at Mondorf Palace, Luxembourg, listen to his interview on youtube.

Motorenwerke Rolls Royce 1945

The Motorenfabrik Oberursel was occupied by U.S. troops at the end of WW II.

M.I.S. Center Motor Pool at the Motorenwerke  in Oberursel 1945

At the Motor Pool in Oberursel 1945

Motor Pool, Oberursel 1945

The Ambassador has also published Pattern of Circles: An Ambassador’s Story.

Special credit also goes to Hanns-Claudius Scharff, who was instrumental in obtaining these photos from Ambassador Dolibois. His father published  The Interrogator: The Story of Hanns Joachim Scharff: Master Interrogator of the Luftwaffe (Schiffer Military History).


  1. Wow, I can’t believe that Rolls Royce building is still standing.

  2. I was fooled by the 2nd picture – I thought is was the train station.

    I wonder if anyone has photos of the goods trains that used to run up the tram lines to Rolls Royce?

  3. Everette Coppock III says

    Request additional information for the 85th Ordnance Battalion arriving in Germany in 1945 at Motorfabick?

  4. Anything you have and you’d be would be willing to share, would be greatly appreciated!


  1. […] This is the second part of the photos Ambassador Dolibois has so generously shared with me. The previous post contained photos taken at the local Camp King motor pool in 1945. The end of WW II – Ambassador […]

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