Just found this site while looking for Schneeberg on Google Earth. I was stationed there 1953 and 1954.
My outfit was the 9473 TU SIGNAL SERVICE TEAM. My MOS was 1840 ( countermeasure search and
analysis operator). The mission of the site at the time was secret, but I guess by now its not.
There were no computers, the equipment was primitive and heavy, especially in the field. We were not
concerned with low frequency (voice) only the high end of spectrum. All radar, telemetry all pulse emissions.
We were not connected to any local outfits our info etc. was sent in crypt to Heidelberg then to DC.
A unit of about 30 guys that really worked well together. We worked all of the hills close to the Czech and
E. German borders.
The compound was guarded by ex German soldiers (CG) civilian guards. We had 6 Dobermans, 1 Shepard
and a dog called TEDDY.....who lived inside with us.....the other dogs feared him. The place was heated with coal,
which we handled. Some of us bunked in 2 Jamesways (baby Quonset huts, bricket stoves).
I'm attaching the only pictures I could find, scanned them and reduced their file size. If anybody knowsanything about '53,'54 Schneeberg I'd give any to be able to here from them
2 ton coal.jpg
bottom rd up hill.jpg
dinning rm one.jpg
dinning rm two.jpg
Ex German soldier (CG).jpg
main gate .jpg
mobile ops van.jpg
OPs From tower.jpg
orig. billets beds.jpg
road up hill.jpg
Weasel in Bisch enhance.jpg