update: 10 October 2021
now on I'll change the publishing procedure of this homepage: As there
won't be so many changes on the NBG MIL COM historic sites in the
future and to save your time I'll update this homepage only occasionally.
10 October 2021: Darby has become a recreation area.
14 January 2021: Information needed about Monteith 1954. (-> Monteith)
19 December: 25th anniversary of drawdown and final closure of the Nurnberg Military Community - see Darby Kaserne.
30 November 2020: Different aspects of the German-American relationship see under
"Local View" in the left column.
17 November 2020: The
information panels about the history of the US Army in Fuerth (Nurnberg
Military Community) have now found an ideal permanent location for
The mess hall of the former Nurnberg American High School (now Hans-Boeckler-Schule).
You'll find the panels (English version) under "Local View" in the left column.
2 August 2020: Article of "Nuernberger Nachrichten" how the region benefited from the withdrawl in 1995 (Google translation)
30 May 2020: Photos from Johnson Bks. between 1957 and 1959 by Jim Moran. Thank you.
5 March 2020: Curt
Beatty sent me photos from O'Brien
Barracks1959 to 1960. Thank you.
20 September 2018: Two new videos inside former Darby
13 September to 11 October 2018:
Exhibition "The US Army In Fuerth" open
Report in the "Fürther Nachrichten"
from 15 September 2018.
You can follow a video on YouTube, on
Facebook. and on a slide show.
16 November 2014: Reprint of "Sternenbanner
und Kleeblatt" available. See Related Books
the end of World War II until the rapid drawdown of the early 1990s,
the U.S. Army contributed to peace in Europe and victory in the Cold
War with a 50-year presence in the greater Nuernberg area. During this
half century the region of Germany known as Middle Franconia was host
to hundreds of thousands of U.S. soldiers, many still in uniform, and
their familiy members, who have fond memories of their stay in the
Nuernberg MILCOM. This site establishes a forum for individuals
previously associated with the Nuernberg MILCOM to share their
experiences and photographs, and to learn what became of their former
work places, shopping centers and housing areas.
This website is an outgrowth of the book "Sternenbanner
(The Star-spangled Banner and the Cloverleaf), by native Fuerther Bernd
Jesussek, which chronicles in detail the 50-year history of the U.S.
Army in Fuerth. The author is most interested in receiving photographs
and correspondence related to this site that will help to serve as a
fitting cyber-memento of the former U.S. Army presence in greater
If you have pictures please send them to
me, I'll publish them here
(I have many pictures from 1993
and later, but only few ones from the years before).
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