Colonel Charles B. King Memorial at Camp King Oberursel

Just last year, I had taken a photo of the flowers left on 8 May in memory of Colonel Charles B. King.

King Memorial at Camp King
8 May 2020 Camp King Oberursel

More here: https://www.pension-sprachschule.de/camp-king-oberursel/honoring-colonel-charles-b-king-at-camp-king-oberursel-on-v-e-day-2020/

Now this year, I’ve noticed the plaque in front is gone. I will notify the office in charge of this.

Memorial for Colonel King, Oberursel, 2021

WWII Era Photos of Oberursel and its POW Collection and Interrogation Center

Our local historian, Manfred Kopp, has gathered all his material about Oberursel and its significance during the WWII era in a presentation called ‘Flieger ohne Flügel’ (Pilots without Wings).

This 53-page article also contains some photos taken during that time (1939 – 1945).

DuLag (Luft)= Durchgangslager: Collection Center

Auswertestelle West: Interrogation Center West

You can view the file here: https://www.campkingoberursel.de/files/Vortrag_2_Kopp_FliegerohneFluegel.pdf

Back to 2021. This house was the former Bieneninstitut (Bee Institute) before WWII, and is now in private hands.

Camp King Oberursel

This is the path leading up to the Mountain Lodge at Camp King. Both photos were taken about a week ago. Spring is late this year.

The Mountain Lodge at Camp King and Current Landscaping

It was a typical foggy November sight, when I passed by the Mountain Lodge this morning.

As I got closer, I noticed there were not only dog walkers abound, but also city council workers.

I counted close to 10 workers behind the red and white barrier tape.

Gardening landscaping in Camp King, Oberursel

I don’t know what is going to happen to that tree, which stands closest to the Lodge, so we shall see. I will keep you posted.

Edited on 5 Feb 2012:

All this was only a two-day training session for the city council workers.

Honoring Colonel Charles B. King at Camp King, Oberursel, on V-E Day 2020

A small token of remembrance – flowers and candles have been put in front of the monument dedicated to Colonel Charles B. King at Camp King, Oberursel on 8 May 2020.

Camp King in Oberursel, Germany

For the past 25 years, we have lived next to the former military base Camp King in Oberusel, Germany. When we moved here, I had no idea how involved I would get someday with Camp King and its history.

When I saw these badges for sale, I bought two of them – one for my personal collection, and one for our Camp King Arbeitskreis (research group).

These badges, among many others, can be ordered from kasernepatches. Some proceeds of each patch goes towards Veteran Help Programs donations.

You can also contact them at: kasernepatches@gmail.com

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