Around the Area

We have been fortunate to receive a large number of photos from airmen stationed at TRAB during the approximate timeframe of our class. Given the times, they are mostly all black and white photos, but all are remarkable pictures and we are very grateful to these folks for sharing them with us. Please click on one of the links to view photos from specific individuals, presented in no particular order:

Tom Glennon - Frank Whatley - Bob Pratt - Mike Salmon - Ron Taylor - Gilbert Savona - Robert Jarecki

And a special treat, a series of Photo Essays (currently under construction) presented by Richard Burton, an airman who was originally stationed at TRAB in 1955.


A few photos taken in and around Place Stanislaus in Nancy. Thanks to Tom Glennon for these photos:

Place Stanislaus in Nancy
Place Stanislaus, Nancy
Place Stanislaus in Nancy
Place Stanislaus, Nancy
Place Stanislaus in Nancy
Place Stanislaus, Nancy
Place Stanislaus in Nancy
Place Stanislaus, Nancy
   
Taken at Pepiniere in Nancy
Tom and his friend Serge Bernard at Pepiniere Park, Nancy, 1965
Serge Today
Serge Today (Tom and his wife visited France in summer 2002) Sadly, Serge passed away on July 3, 2003. He is greatly missed by his good friend Tom.
TRAB Air Show
An Air Show at TRAB, circa '65
Place Stanislaus, Nancy
Place Stanislaus, Nancy

I took this picture which I have from the second floor of the Hotel d'Ville in Nancy in April '00. Kate waited outside (she is standing near the statue of Stanislaus) while I talked the guard into letting me in to snap the picture. Naturally, I flashed my Fire Captain's badge at the door to gain entrance.  The place was closed to the public at the time.

Tom also sent me this note:

I did purchase the Toul-Rosieres Patch that was offered [for $5!-epp] on eBay last month and it is a new one with the image that I forwarded embroidered upon it.  I promptly had it sewn to an O.D. jacket that I own, and I proudly wear it upon my shoulder.  I enquired from the seller concerning the origin and availablility of the patch.  He responded that he may have another, but he was not sure. 

Visit the Office of Tourism in Nancy for additional photos of Nancy. Note the site is in French!


A few photos taken in and around Toul and some of the nearby villages, including Pontamousson and possibly Rosieres. Thanks to Frank Whatley for these photos. Frank was stationed at TRAB from about 1957-59 and has graciously shared some of his old photos from around the base and the area.

Nearby village 1
Nearby village 1
Nearby village 2
Nearby village 2
Nearby village 3
Nearby village 3
Nearby village 4
Nearby village 4
Nearby village 5
Nearby village 5
Pontamousson
Pontamousson
Nearby town 1, probably Toul or Nancy
Nearby town 1,
probably Toul or Nancy
Nearby town 2, probably Toul or Nancy
Nearby town 2,
probably Toul or Nancy
Nearby town 3, probably Toul or Nancy
Nearby town 3,
probably Toul or Nancy

Thanks to Bob Pratt for these photos in and around the area,  In Bob's words:

I was stationed at TRAB from July '65 until the closing. I met and married my wife there; and as we both worked in Civil Engineering, we were the last family to leave the base. We lived in the trailer camp on base while the surrounding trailers were packed on rail cars and shipped to Turkey. We left for Germany the same day the remaining single-men moved out of their barracks and into a hotel downtown.

My mother-in-law also worked on base at the police building at the main gate. She now lives two villages north of the base and just attended a party (until 3 am) on base last week [mid December, 2002]. Here is the village web site

Mayor's office in Rosieres
Mayor's office in Rosieres.
This mayor represented of all of us stationed on the base for any French civil matters (births, marriages, deaths, etc.). This is where I was married-BP
A Cafe in Toul
A cafe in Toul
Mont Sec US Memorial near Verdun
Mont Sec US Memorial near Verdun.
This Memorial was built by USA after WW1 in honor of the first battle of US troops at the "Saillant de Saint-Mihiel Battle" (saillant means salient) in 1917. (Thanks to Col. Pierre-Alain Antoine for this additional information)
Place Stanislaus Gate in Nancy
Place Stanislaus Gate
A French Home
A French Home

Bob has taken some very sobering photos of the only German Concentration Camp in France, at Col du Donon (about 50 miles from the Base). Many of us over there had no idea this Camp was even there, let alone so close to the base. Please view these photos here.

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If you have old photos or programs or ANY other memorabilia of ANY kind
about dependent or any other activities at Toul-Rosieres AB during the early 60's, please let us know know!
We will work with you to tell you how to get them scanned and will post them here!

PLEASE! DO NOT GET YOUR PHOTOS ETC COPIED UNTIL YOU CHECK WITH ELAINE FIRST!!
There are a number of FREE alternatives that are available in most communities,
and there are certain guidelines we prefer you to follow in the sizing, etc of the photos.




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