(Source: USAREUR Military History Office – Online Medical Histories, 2002)
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The 97th was selected for special service to aid in the Berlin air-lift in 1948-49; for its support of the operation, it was awarded the “Army of Occupation Medal with the Berlin Air-Lift Device”.

On 1 January 1954, the hospital was redesignated US Army Hospital, Frankfurt operated by the 97th General Hospital with a total expandible bed capacity of 1,000.

The 97th General Hospital and the Frankfurt Army Regional Medical Center (FARMC) is the largest and busiest in Europe. Comprised of 11 troop medical clinics, 22 dental clinics, 3 veterinary detachments and numerous other field and TO&E units spanning a 100 mile radius. The 97th General Hospital is authorized an operating bed level of 330 plus 30 remaining overnight beds for evacuation patients. The hospital functions as the medical evaluation center for patients being evacuated to the United States. It also operates a regional neonatal intensive care unit for the dependents of US Army Forces in Europe. The hospital provides specialized treatment in 22 areas to include: allergy, audiology, cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, dentistry, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, pediatrics, pulmonary disease, psychiatry, rheumatology and urology. The 97th General Hospital and the Frankfurt Army Regional Medical Center continues to function as the home of concerned care.

17 thoughts on “97th GENERAL HOSPITAL

  1. I was in the pediatric ward in 1977 is there any records at all available to me .it’s extremely important who can I contact to find out .

    1. Have you considered checking with the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, or perhaps the office of your Congress man or woman?

  2. I was a medic on the pediatric ward from 1959-1961 at the 97th General Hospital. Sometimes I wish I had finished out my enlistment there. It was great duty and the the German people were for the most part very nice. Does anyone remember Freddie’s bar and his wife’s delicious Weiner Schnitzel!!

    1. Yes, I remember it, right across the street as I re-call. When I got there in May, 1962, Staff Sergeant Alfred Reeberg was in charge of the mail room at the end of the basement. I worked there most of my time until I left on New Years day, 1965. Colonel Byron Steger was 97th Commander when I got there, Colonel Philip Mallory was Commander when I left. I typed his first name with two l’s on his mail card and had to re-do it because he spelled it with 1 l. When President Eisenhower died, Mallory was a Major General at Walter Reed. We had different detachment commanders at the 97th, my favorite was Major Herbert Condit, he later got promoted to Lt. Colonel. A long time ago, I found his widow on the internet, she wanted copies of my promotion orders to give to their five children, which I sent to her.

  3. I was born there in January of 1969, while my father was station there, i have a copy of my birth certificate but need a notarize one. is there anyway you could help?

    1. Hello, I was born at this hospital in 1979, how can I get a copy of my birth certificate?

    2. Go to the standesamt in Frankfurt or reorder your citizen born abroad certificate.

  4. I had surgery at 97th general hospital in 1980 and as per my local VA office there in no record of it, I need help to find a contact to retrieve my surgery records

    1. In the basement are the file cabinets. There are two floors under the hospital. I was a janitor there as a dependent. If the cabinets
      Are still there your X-rays and file are there.
      When I went down there it was dark and no power. Used the special elevator key.
      Hope it helps. There is a embassy building connected to the hospital now. Maybe they can help.

    2. Eli Tella, same here. I was in a coma for 3 days there in 1977 and no record of it anywhere. Please let me know if you find a way to get hospital records. I would appreciate it so much.

  5. I was a postal clerk in 97th General, from May 1962 until New years day, 1965. Victor Arnett

    1. Victor, I followed you in the Mail Room operation. Was in the Administration section from August 1966 until December 1968. Ran the Mail Room for my last 24 months there. Kenneth Dean Henson

      1. Wow, this is a nice surprise. Thanks for taking care of things after I left. Thanks to my Army postal work, I got a job with the Post Office Department, later, U.S. Postal Service for 32.5 years, my oldest son also retired from there. He was in an armor division in Germany, 1983-1986.

  6. On 1 August 1971 my oldest Son was born at the 97th. Greatest Staff I ever knew in the OB/GYN Department.

  7. Was wondering is you had done any history on 32nd signal bn, when they were at mcnair kaserne, höchst and Kelly barracks, Darmstadt.

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