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Lager Heuberg

Lager Heuberg (Camp Heuberg) () is a Bundeswehr quarters located in the southern corner of the Truppenübungsplatz Heuberg (Heuberg military training area) in (Baden-Württemberg), near the city of Stetten am kalten Markt.

From March to December 1933 it was one of the first German concentration camps. Among the inmates were Kurt Schumacher and Fritz Bauer.

At Truppenübungsplatz Heuberg, about 3 kilometres from Lager Heuberg, the first vertical take-off manned rocket flight took place on 1 March 1945 and crashed, killing its pilot, Lothar Sieber, in the Bachem Ba 349 "Natter" rocket.

History

During 1962–1963, U.S. troops (357th Artillery Detachment) are reputed to have kept nuclear warheads at Lager Heuberg that would have been issued for the use of French Nike-Hercules Missile units had a war with the Soviet Union occurred.[2]

German units recently quartered at Lager Heuberg

  • Panzerpionierkompanie 550
  • Artilleriebataillon 295
  • Feldjägerbataillon 452
  • Zentrum für Kampfmittelbeseitigung der Bundeswehr
  • Truppenübungsplatzkommandantur Heuberg
  • 5. Kompanie (schwer) / Jägerbataillon 292
  • V. und VI. Inspektion ABC/Se Schule Sonthofen
  • Sanitätszentrum Stetten a.k.M.
  • Bundeswehrdienstleistungszentrum Stetten am kalten Markt

References

  1. ^ http://www.feldgrau.com/4hg.html
  2. ^ www.usarmygermany.com web page on U.S. special artillery units.

Notes

This article incorporates information from the revision as of August 2, 2007 of the equivalent article on the Deutsch WorldHeritage.

Literature

  • Markus Kienle: Das Konzentrationslager Heuberg bei Stetten am kalten Markt. Klemm & Oelschläger, 1998, ISBN 3-932577-10-8
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