I am Claudia Koch and I am trying to locate my grandfather, an Army
officer that was stationed in Germany, Heidelberg during W.W.II till
1946. I got a couple of old photos and I asked a military historian if
he recognized the unit from those photos. He said that the airplanes
could belong to the Constabulary
The insignia on the nose of the airplane seems to be that of the
Constabulary -- although that is less certain. (When zoomed it's rather
fuzzy) The Constabulary was a subordinate element of Third Army that
was activated on 15 February 1946. The Constabulary headquarters was
initially at Bamberg, but on 15 February 1947 it relocated to Campbell
Barracks (Grossdeutschland Kaserne) in Heidelberg, where it stayed
until June 1948. I was wondering if you could help me to find more
information. I now that his first name is Bob and that he was
originally from Massachusetts. The baby in the photo was born in August
1946, so that is the time frame frame he must have been in Heidelberg.
If you could be any assistance in how to track him down I would be very
USAREUR military historian came up with this from the photos:
The man was at the time a first lieutenant later an captain, and he was
a pilot. The insignia on his right shoulder is Third Army, and the
insignia on the nose of the airplane is the Constabulary. The
Constabulary insignia was a yellow background with a large letter C in
blue, and a red lightening bolt.
We have several typescripts on the establishment and organization of
the Constabulary and one published book on that subject. The book has
organization charts (unfortunately with no dates on them). They show
that the Constabulary Headquarters and Headquarters Troop included an
Air Liaison Squadron with 13 officers and 146 enlisted men. A
Constabulary brigade had an Air Liaison Section with 5 officers and 11
enlisted men, and a regiment had an Air Liaison Section with 9 officers
and 17 enlisted men. So far as I have seen, the Constabulary
headquarters was at Heidelberg, but there were no brigade or regimental
We have no personnel rosters, but I think that if the man was
stationed in Heidelberg, he probably was assigned to the Constabulary
Headquarters Air Liaison Squadron.
can see there are not so many officer pilots around. That could make it
I also know that his first name was Bob and that his last name started
with G and was something like Gregg. He was originally from
Massachusetts. My grandmothers name was Ilse Eckard.
He was stationed in Germany from around 1945-1947. My mother,
Eva, was born in August 1946.
I saw that you have a section with grandfather/father.
Is it possible to post those photos in the Internet and see if anybody
knows about those airplanes or that Unit or about him. That would be
Thank you so much for your help!
U.S. Army Europe
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Subject: Robert Paulson
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000
My name is Silvia. I want to ask you for a favor. A fellow
student of mine is looking for his grandfather whom he has never seen
Therefore, he does not have much information about him. The name
of his grandfather is Robert Paulson. He originally came from
Morgan County, Illinois. We don't know where he lives today. Robert
was stationed at Rothwesten Air Base (Fliegerhorst) in ~ 1949 - 1951
are not 100% sure about the time). He is American. Maybe you can
help us to find out something about him.
Thank you ever so much. Greetings.
JULIUS TAFT MASSEY
Written by Eleonore Crespo
My father, JULIUS TAFT MASSEY was in the 42nd
in Freising,Germany from July 1946-Jan.1947.
Julius was a cook in the 42nd
Constabulary, Troop "D".
He was befriended by a SGT.
MITCHELL and I would like to find him(if he is still
alive),so he can tell
me about my father and his time there in Freising.
My father died in 1960 before I had a chance to get
to know him, so knowing
him through others, is all I have.Thank you for your
Here are two pictures of my
JULIUS TAFT MASSEY. The one on
the left, he is the one in the
tank-top undershirt, would like to know who
the two men are. Was told they
were twins, but the man who told me, could
not recall their names.
The picture with the Jeep, my
father is sitting on it, and standing is SGT.
MITCHELL; would like to make
contact with him, if he is still alive.
These pictures were taken in
Freising, Germany between July 1946 and
Thanks for your help in this,
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