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The headquarter complex for the United States Army, Berlin, was located at the corner of Clayallee and Saargemuender Strasse in Dahlem, Zehlendorf. This district, built up mainly between the turn of the century and the late 1930´s, was the location of many villas built by wealthy industrialists and financiers.
McNair Barracks occupies the site of the former AEG Telefunken electronics factory, a Nazi-era complex. During the war, research took place on some of the "miracle" weapons that Hitler hoped would turn the tide of the war. One of the most important products to be developed and produced in the factory was a radar-guided flak control system which could ascertain range and select individual targets.
Andrews Barracks was originally constructed in 1873-74 as the Imperial "Hauptkadettenanstalt" - the main military academy of the German Empire. The decision to build this academy followed the creation of a German state in 1871. In the aftermath of German unification, the Kaiser wanted to centralize military instruction, previously conducted at three academies, into one institute. The first class of the academy graduated in 1878. During World War I, nearly 3,000 graduates of the "Hauptkadettenanstalt" died.
The complex now known as Roosevelt Barracks was built in 1884 to house a Royal Prussian Guards Regiment. It was used for this purpose until the end of World War I, when it was occupied by Berlin Police units. It later became site of the German Army Ordonance School, a function it served through World War II.
On the hill "Teufelsberg", in the british sector, the US National Security Agency (NSA) built one of its largest listening stations. Some people think, it was part of the global "ECHOLON" intelligence gathering network.
Units of DEH: Work Order Office, Costumer Service, Housing Division, Dahlem Guest House, Engineer Resource Management Division, Engineering Plans & Services Division, Supply Support Division, Buildings & Grounds Division, Utilities Division, Fire Protection Division
The Harnack House was opened in 1929 as a centre for German scientific and intellectual life. The House was not significantly damaged at the end of the war, and after a short period in Soviet hands it became an officers' mess for the occupying U.S. Army, though because of its historical prestige it was also used for cultural and diplomatic events.
The 852nd Engineer Aviation Battalion arrived at Tempelhof on 10 July 1945. United States Army Air Force units also took over the airfield, and the 862nd Engineer Aviation Battalion built a concrete runway. With the formation of the United States Air Force in 1947, Tempelhof became a USAF base. The United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) renamed the facility to Tempelhof Air Base ...
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