Lager Heuberg (Camp Heuberg) (Coordinates: ) is a Bundeswehr quarters located in the southern corner of the ″Truppenübungsplatz Heuberg″ (Heuberg military training area) in (Baden-Württemberg) near the city of Stetten am kalten Markt.
At Truppenübungsplatz Heuberg, about 3 kilometres from Lager Heuberg, the first vertical take-off manned rocket flight took place on 1 March 1945 and crashed, killing its pilot, Lothar Sieber, in the Bachem Ba 349 "Natter" rocket.
- 1910 XIV Armeekorps of the German Imperial Army establishes Lager Heuberg and the training camp
- 1914 POW camp
- 1917 5,000 soldiers and 15,000 POW's
- 1920–1933 Treaty of Versailles limits German Army to 100,000. Camp is converted into a children's home and hospital
- 1933 Converted into the first concentration camp in Württemberg/Baden, in use for 9 months
- 1934 Taken over by Reichswehr/Wehrmacht
- 1940 Camp for Reichsarbeitsdienst with 400 barracks
- 1940-41 Mobilisation camp for the 4th Mountain Division
- 1943–1945 Indische Legion, Division Italia, 2nd Division of Russian Army of Liberation and Militia of Vichy
- 1945 1 March. First vertical take-off manned rocket flight, piloted by Luftwaffe lieutenant, Lothar Sieber, who was killed in the Bachem Ba 349 "Natter" rocket
- 1945 22 April French troops arrive and free 20,000 Red Army POW's
- 1957 Newly founded Bundeswehr arrives
- 1976 Former hospital demolished
- 1997 French 3rd Regiment of Dragoons leaves after 51 years
During 1962-1963, U.S. troops (357th Artillery Detachment) are reputed to have kept nuclear warheads at Lager Heuberg that would have been issued for the use of French Nike-Hercules Missile units had a war with the Soviet Union occurred.
German units recently quartered at Lager HeubergEdit
- Panzerpionierkompanie 550
- Artilleriebataillon 295
- Feldjägerbataillon 452
- Zentrum für Kampfmittelbeseitigung der Bundeswehr
- Truppenübungsplatzkommandantur Heuberg
- 5. Kompanie (schwer) / Jägerbataillon 292
- V. und VI. Inspektion ABC/Se Schule Sonthofen
- Sanitätszentrum Stetten a.k.M.
- Bundeswehrdienstleistungszentrum Stetten am kalten Markt
- ↑ http://www.feldgrau.com/4hg.html
- ↑ www.usarmygermany.com web page on U.S. special artillery units.
- Markus Kienle: Das Konzentrationslager Heuberg bei Stetten am kalten Markt. Klemm & Oelschläger, 1998, ISBN 3-932577-10-8
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