JOHNSON BARRACKS

JOHNSON BARRACKS FÜRTH GERMANY

The buildings that would be named Johnson Barracks were taken by the US Army in May of 1945 and named in memory of Pvt Eldon H. Johnson, a member of the 15th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division.   Pvt Johnson was killed in action June 1944 near Valmontone, Italy.

From 1970 until 1992 The 16th Engineer Battalion occupied Johnson Barracks, at which time the unit moved to Bamberg and like all the rest of the military kasernes in the Nürnberg Area the buildings were given back to the German Government.

Nothing is left of the former Johnson Barracks.  The buildings are no longer there.   The only thing that remains is one warehouse.  The place that used to be Johnson Barracks is now filled with car lots, and other businesses.

This part of the website is being built to provide  former and present military personnel and their dependents that were once stationed at Johnson Barracks a place to get in contact with each other, their German friends and share their comments and  photos.   Fürth residents and the people of the surrounding area are welcome also.

“Johnson Barracks may be gone, but we can keep it alive with our stories, photos and by sharing our memories”

MORE JOHNSON BARRACKS PHOTOS BELOW

THE DISTRUCTION OF JOHNSON BARRACKS

3 thoughts on “JOHNSON BARRACKS

  1. Lots of great memories of the 16th engineer battalion. I remember when we would go to the PX and someone would say hi my wife would as “who is that “? I’d say I don’t know, they must be in the unit. As one of 26 cooks in a 1000 man battalion everyone knows the cooks but there’s no way you could know everyone in the battalion….lol

  2. You’re seeing the engineer brigade moved in 1992 to Bamberg. I was stationed there in 1991 where we took over the barracks for the engineers because they moved prior to 1992. It’s been many years ago and I did 21 years in the army I can’t remember the unit without looking at my military records but it was a quartermaster unit

  3. From looking at page 9 of Johnson Barracks things sure have changed. All the GI’s that were stationed there sure remember a different Johnson Barracks. The place is totally different. Not a thing is the same as it was.

    If you were to go by there today, you wouldn’t know where you were at.

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