This information below was sent to the Web Editor of the US
several months ago.
To the members of the United States Constabulary
I'm born 1934 in the town Deggendorf/Danube. This town is about in
middle between the greater towns
Regensburg/Danube and Passsau/Danube(near the Austrian border).
I research since some years the time to the end of W.W.II april/may 1945 in my home-area with the fights by the US-Army and the bombs by the USAF. But also about the occupation time 1945 until about 1952.
Therefor I've much contacts the Assoc. of the 26th YD, the 13th , 65th and 71th Div. which conquered our vicinity.
I have visited the internet and I am interested in the US
I viewed the US Constabulary Official Home page and found a list with the following units, which were in Deggendorf (not Degerndorf):
8th Con.Sqdn, old Des.:-8th Tank Bn (4th AD) attached to the 11th Con.Rgmt-
1947: HHT, 11th Con Rgmt. and 25th Con Sqdr.at Straubing.
Straubing is also at the Danube and from Deggendorf about 22 miles.
So I also believe, that the task of these units are also incl. Deggendorf-area.
And on the internet-site of the 2nd Armored Cav.Rgmt. I found this information:
The B-42nd Sqn. fulfilled an additional task by guarding the German Prisoner Brigade Viechech (right Viechtach).
Time: May 1945 - Dec.1945.
I'm very interest for more information about this task.and hope to get in contact with former members of this unit.
I am interested in getting as much information from documents or
histories as possible.
I would also like to get in contact with former members of those units which were in my home area Deggendorf/Danube with the nearer towns Plattling/Isarriver and Osterhofen/Danube, and also Regen and Viechtach.
With my experience, I know that these personal impressions, histories and maybe photos are very important for our history. In the archive, the documents are only plain facts. I know both parts complement one another.
If you can send me your mail address, I can send to you some maps about my home area.
Perhaps you still know of other units which were at the Deggendorf-vicinity?
Kind regards from Bavaria
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