US Army Pulaski Barracks and Kapaun Barracks, Vogelweh, Kaiserslautern, late
1970s. Kapaun Kaserne (barracks) is just above the "Approximate scale"
legend, between 0 and 400 meters, comprising barracks buildings (living
quarters), the headquarters building of the 3rd Reconnaissance Squadron, and
the mess hall. To its immediate left, the motor pool. On the right edge of
the parade ground: small snack bar, barber, mini-PX, tailor, and chapel. To
the right are dependent family housing and Kaiserslautern high school (where
I took some University of Maryland extension night classes), junior high
school, and teen club. At the bottom, left of the scale, is the village of
Hohenecken. At the top, left of the cloverleaf intersection is the main
Army shopping area for all of Kaiserslautern (which had other Kaserne
besides this one: Kleber, Daenner, Panzer...) which includes the big PX, the
main commisary, the Army gas station, the movie theater, a beauty parlor, a
craft shop, a music center, a gym, an athletic field, a bowling alley, and
so on, plus the NCO and EM clubs and AFN Kaiserslautern; click on the image
to see the complete list. Coincidentally, Pam Ives lived in the housing
area in 1959-60 and attended the junior high school three years before I
lived there and a year before she moved to Frankfurt and I met her.
Kapaun area aerial view 1964 - Click to enlarge
Google aerial view 2009 - Click to enlarge
The color inset at left comes from Ron Rawhoof in February 2021, who lived
in the area in 1964 when his father was stationed there (same time as me).
It's scanned from a postcard which is rotated about 30° to the left from
north. In the lower left the little kink in the road corresponds with the
area on the map just over where it says "1:11,000" on the scale. So the
photo shows mainly the Kapaun housing area and the larger buildings on the
left a bit above center are the elementary and high schools. The actual
Kaserne (barracks, motor pool, etc) is beyond the left edge of the photo,
and there was also a lot more housing off to the right. According to
Google Maps satellite view
, it's all still there.