United States Constabulary
Army of Occupation
Germany and Austria
Following the end of W.W.II., the people of Germany
had no leadership, no law or order, and there were many displaced
persons. The country was in desperate need of help. The United
Constabulary was formed.
1946, the men who patrolled the borders of the American sectors in
Germany, Austria and Berlin, particularly those contiguous with the
Soviet zones, were part of the U.S. Constabulary, one of the more
unique forces ever assembled by the U.S. Army. Named for a
force that brought order to the Philippines after the insurrection of
the early 1900's, the Constabulary in occupied Europe became officially
operational in July 1946.
It was designed both for border patrol and
internal police duties in the U.S. zone of Germany, an administrative
area of some 43,000 square miles, rough the size of
jurisdiction also included the U.S. zones in Austria and Berlin, as
well as the Bremen enclave. Leading the Constabulary in 1946 was
blunt and growling
Major General Ernest
Harmon, the W.W.II.
armored commander who whipped the Constabulary into shape from a
smattering of disbanding and generally undisciplined units.
The United States Constabulary along with the 1st Infantry Division
formed the deterrent to Communism in Germany and Austria immediately
after World War II. Members of these fine organizations were the
first "Cold War Warriors". In addition, the United States
Constabulary performed many of the functions that the German and
Austrian governments could not perform.
The Constabulary provided
general military and civil security,
patrolled the borders, seized contraband and controlled displaced
persons, among their other duties. The United States
was phased out December 1952 having accomplished its mission. It
had been truly one of the elite forces of the U. S. Army and lived up
to its motto,
Quoting Brig. Gen. Albin F.
Irzyk, U.S. Army, Retired, "Today as you look at Europe and see the
Germany of today, YOU should take tremendous pride, for it was YOU by
your actions that helped jumps start that Country to what it is today.
It was a country on its knees. It was the initial care and feeding that
YOU gave it that provided the boost it needed. YOU helped pick it up
off its knees.
Germany owes each of YOU a profound thank you."
Honor goes to all
the troopers who served in the United States
Remember those gone before us.
Jenicek, Occupation Germany, Sontoffen and Babinhausen - 1948
Yetsko, Tank Co, 3rd Bn, 6th ACR, 1950-1953
Capone, US Constabulary School 1946-1947
Neil Aikin, Hq Troop 14th Constab Rgt
Gilbert Matherne [deceased] -
Fritzlar, Germany 1947-1949 by Irene Moore
Charlie Joe Elsea - Augsburg, Germany
1948-1952 by Betty Elsea
Jim Deming -
Kitzigen,Schwabach,Weiden, Fussen 1946 - 1949
Bill Ostrowski - Heidelberg, Stuttgart
Robert Plath - Hersfeld, Germany 1951-
Stanley Leonard (Stan)- Eschwege,
Donaworth, Augsburg, Germany 1946-1947
John M. Galante, Coburg, Friedberg,
Hersfeld, I company 3rd Bn 14th A.C.R., 1950-1953
Robert Stuart Greenway - Freising,
Pfaffenhofen, Aichach, Wasserburg, Germany. March 1946 - January 1947
Louis A Lynn - Berlin, Germany
Dale(Rocky)Rockford, Berlin 1947-1952
John A. Bandy Sergeant Major, US Army
(Ret) 1949 - 1951 "D" Company 2nd Bn, 14 ACR (Schweinfurt)
1951 - 1952 "Hq" Company, 2nd Bn, 14
ACR (Bad Kissingen)
Glenn Donald Smith - Marburg, Bad
Hersfield, Schweinfurt, Bad Kissingen, Coburg - 1948 - 1953. Was with
one of the last unit's (24th Sqdn) when Constab was Finished.
James W. Tiencken- Hessental, Augsburg
JOSEPH R ORAVITS 6TH AC.
Donald Votaw 3rd. Bn. 6th A/c
Albert (Al) Sallustio - Fussen,
Augsburg - 35th / 42nd Sqdns. - 1946 - 1948
Edwin (Eddie) Cordeiro - Gablingen,
Augsburg - 74th Sqdn. - 1946 - 1948 Richard MacKinder 3rd Bn 6th AC
Wilfred L. Collins - Bad
Cannstadt-Stuttgart 1946 - 1947 - Bindlach-Bayreuth - 1952
Jack W. Mundy - Schwaback &Wieden
Bob Jenkins -
Schwaback and Wieben, Germany - 1947 - 1949
James W. Sellstrom - Freising, Germany
Robert C. Tompkins - Freising, Germany
Sam Zafran 1946 -1951 e trp 13th
squadron,A Troop 12th Squardron, A Troop,10th Squardron,Hq. 14th
Constab Regt, Hq Ist Constab Brigade
Robert Campitell(OP 2) proudly served
as a USCon. Trooper in the years 1946 and 1947.
Robert Monasmith - Coburg, Germany
Theodore J. Blaszak- 6TH AC.
JOSEPH R ORAVITS-6TH AC. DEGERNDOF-REGENSBURG 1948-1952
Albert N. Levison
- Troop D, 68th Constabulary Squadron, AUUGSBURG
Retired S/Sgt. Bobby E. Jenkins 1946-1949. 53rd, company A troop
constabulary station in
Schwabach, Germany in April 1946, which was the
53rd armored inf. battalion at that time until it was inactivated to
53rd constabulary 1st of June 1946. Also Radio operator and in
the 14th armored 2nd battalion station in Bad Kissinger, Germany.
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