FERRIS BARRACKS

The Old Ferris Barracks NCO Club. Loved this place.

FERRIS BARRACKS ERLANGEN GERMANY

This site welcomes all former military personnel and dependents once stationed here.  Keeping the place alive with our stories, memories and photos.  Feel free to leave your thoughts and memories in our guest book and message board.

Many units passed through these gates while it was open.  Like the 2nd Bn 81st Armor, 1st Bn. 46th Infantry, 1st Bn 35th Armor, 46th Medical Unit, 3rd Bn 37th Armor, 2nd Bn 50th Infantry, 81st Field Artillery, 83rd Field Artillery, 2nd Bn 70th Armor, 2nd Bn 6th Infantry, 1st Bn 30th Infantry, 3rd Bn 34th Armor, 1st Bn 30 Artillery, 2nd Bn 37th Armor, 501st MP Company and a platoon from the 630th MP Company of the 793rd MP Bn, 47th Forward Support Battalion, 123rd Maint Bn, HHC 2nd Bde, 1st Battalion 94th Field Artillery, 16th Engineer Bn, 4/70th Armor and the 529th Ordnance Company.

Some of the older units there during the 50’s and 60’s were the 720th Field Artillery Battalion, 5th Bn. 73rd Artillery, 43rd AA, 126th Ordnance Company, 1/36 Field Artillery, 48th Anti-Aircraft-Artillery Bn.  599th Artillery,  516th Searchlight Bn, 30th FA Bn, 485th Combat Engineers, 237th Combat Engineers, 120th Medical Dispensary, one platoon from the 144th Signal Battalion and one platoon from the 504th S&T.

Ferris Barracks was named in honor of 2LT Jeffery C. Ferris.  A member of the 2nd Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Infantry Division.  Lt. Ferris  was killed at Tunisia during World War II.  The units at Ferris Barracks have changed often.  On 28 June 1994, Ferris Barracks was closed and officially turned over to the German Government. 

“Ferris Barracks may be gone, but we can keep it alive with our stories, 
memories and photos.”      James Temperly  (Quote from Old Guest Book)

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  1. Name: Alex Rodriguez
    Email: rod5150@hotmail.com
    Site: http://
    Location: Upland, California, USA
    Comments: I was stationed at Ferris Barracks Bco. 2/81 from March 1978 thru March 1981. I have lots of good memories of old freinds and a few sad ones. Glad I found this site, was able to reconnect with a couple of my old friends. If you were there with me feel free to drop me a line.

  2. Name: Geno Mulcahy
    Email: Mulcahy5@earthlink.net
    Site: http://
    Location: Huntington Beach, California, USA
    Comments: I was stationed at Ferris Barracks from April 75 through February 78. I was a Chaplain’s Assistant, assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade. I had a great time and meet many soldiers along with many german civilians. It’s nice to see some to the pictures on the web site.

  3. Name: Eric Stolpa
    Email: estolpa@yahoo.com
    Site: http://
    Location: Columbus, Georgia, USA
    Comments: I was a dependant, and my father was stationed at Ferris Barracks. I lived there from August/September 1985 – Jan. 1990. I really enjoyed my time there and still fondly look back at those years I spent there. I really miss the place

  4. Name: john v. simone
    Email: johnnora1966@aol.com
    Site: http://
    Location: lafayette, new jersey 07848, u.s.a.
    Comments: I WAS STATIONED THERE IN 1960 AND 1961 I WAS IN THE 4TH ARMORED DIV. HDQTRS & HDQTRS CO. COMBAT COMMAND “B” . I WAS DISCHARGED IN APRIL,1962 AFTER BEING EXTENDED A FEW MONTHS WHEN THE EAST GERMANS WOULD NOT LET THE 6TH ARMY CROSS THE BORDER, THE POLICE ACTION IN VIETNAM HAD ALSO STARTED AT THAT TIME.

  5. Name: Judith T. Spreda
    Email: jspreda@acmemonaco.com
    Site: http://
    Location: Southington, CT, USA
    Comments: I am the daughter of CW4 Paul Taillon (deceased). We were stationed at Ferris Barracks from 1965 to 1968. Dad was in charge of the motorpoos for the 35th armored division. We lived in Grossdechendorf for the first year, then on post thereafter. I attended Nurnberg High School. If there are any dependents out there, please email me. Thanks

  6. Name: Carola
    Email: CaroUSA@web.de
    Site: http://
    Location: Monterey, California, USA
    Comments: Hello everybody. I am doing a High School year here in California. I am originally from Germany ERLANGEN. I really like your page and it is really fun to see the Bergkirchweih and everything. Great page! I hope to see anybody of you in thebars in Erlangen, when I am back Bye Carola from ERLANGEN

  7. Date: 11/26/2005 – 9:24 PM
    Name: Huey “Keith” Reynolds
    Email: 18wheeling@cableone.net
    Site: http://
    Location: Natchez, Mississippi, USA
    Comments: Was Stationed with C Co 2nd Btn 6Th Inf in 2nd plt from years 87-89. Was some memorable times. Got to say I was sad but glad when I found this site. Glad I found it, sad to here Farris Barracks is no longer. Pics from fellow comrades brought back quite a few memories. I hope to make it back sometime soon for a visit

  8. Date: 11/27/2005 – 9:18 AM
    Name: Ronald Henry
    Email: rhenry14467@yahoo.com
    Site: http://
    Location: Henrietta, New York, USA
    Comments: I was with HHC 3d Bn 51st Inf as company clerk …would like to chat with anyone from the Battalion that was in Ferris in the 60’s..Had alot of close buddies I would like to find and meet up with again..Ron Henry

  9. Date: 11/23/2005 – 7:59 PM
    Name: Judith T. Spreda
    Email: jspreda@acmemonaco.com
    Site: http://
    Location: Southington, CT, USA
    Comments: I am the daughter of CW4 Paul Taillon (deceased). We were stationed at Ferris Barracks from 1965 to 1968. Dad was in charge of the motorpoos for the 35th armored division. We lived in Grossdechendorf for the first year, then on post thereafter. I attended Nurnberg High School. If there are any dependents out there, please email me. Thanks

  10. Hallo zusammen!
    Mein Name ist Sabine und ich bin auf der Suche nach einem Arthur James Harris (Spitzname war Lee). Er war 1991 hier in Deutschland stationiert in der 529th Ordnance Company. Viel mehr weiß ich leider nicht, nur dass er öfter mit Errol Bowen unterwegs war. Es wäre toll wenn mir jemand helfen könnte. Vielleicht hat ja jemand noch ein Foto oder kann mir sagen was aus ihm geworden ist.

    Hi, everyone!
    My name is Sabine and I am looking for an Arthur James Harris (nickname was Lee). He was stationed here in Germany in 1991 in the 529th Ordnance Company. Unfortunately, I don’t know much more, only that he was often on the road with Errol Bowen. It would be great if someone could help me. Maybe someone has a photo or can tell me what happened to it.

  11. A Co 1/46 Infantry Jan 73-Aug 74, last of the Draftees “Viet Nam Era” came accross this site, sorry to see the barracks gone. Crazy but fond memories of this time. Love to hear from anyone who would remember me, The people that can name the places we went have good memory banks!! Georges, Black Bear, Pizza Bar on and on it goes. We use to go to Forcheim to a “Disco” my last 6-8 months. (That was some fun time) Froberg, Chuck Tennant, Baker, Mike Cox, Chavez, “Flip” Rushton, Mike Kapun, were a few of the crew that I had some good times with. Thanks to SSgt Ramos and Sgt Johnston for teaching me the values at 19 years old that I still carry today. They were great.
    Charlie cjdorman@comcast.net

  12. 404th MP 1970s Michael Klima, served with Desi, Andy Rael, Ralph Austin, Fred Cherette and others.

  13. I was stationed at Ferris Barracks back in 1974 and stayed until 1978.
    C Company 2/28 Armor.

  14. I was Station at Ferris Barracks from Sept 1957 to July 1960 with the 4th A.D 50th Inf . It was much smaller then the pictures I see on this webb site. I remember the Gates & moter pool.Standing guard at the ammo Dump. Haveing to have a Pass to getout. Going to the Reichs Adler Bar (IT was Owen by a Sgt who stayed in Germany after he retird ) every sat night(Bar room Brawl) I remember the wall in Nurmburg also Nurmburg “ANNIE”(She married A GI and lives in Cincinnati Ohio 1965) You got paid in FUNNY army Money You Could buy 4 German Marks for One US Dollar Party a Week On $20.00 Dollers. Your Army Pay was $74.00 To $100.00 A month (PFC To Cpl) . I was Very Happy to Come home to the USA

  15. ON PAGE 2 ARNOLD SHAW PHOTOS; I remember Arnold Shaw. He was a Medic at Ferris Barracks. I seen his photo posting on Page 2 of Ferris Barracks. I seen him again about 15 years ago at Fort Knox, Kentucky at a reunion.

    1. It appears that there are no former members that were assigned with the
      51st Infantry 4th Armored Div. 1963-1965 at Ferris Barracks’s.
      Miss our Tailor Phil and my lost girlfriend I left behind with a daughter. She worked at the Commissary and we had an apt in buchenhoff.
      I left to Vietnam but cou not return until 1971. Did not find her or my daughter. Her name is Gerlinde A. Wirth. My daughter’s name is, Andrea
      Wirth Cirilo

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