Braconne Ordnance Depot '56 to 58

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Dave Burnett

Southfield, MI

#1 Oct 26, 2010
I was stationed there from April '56 to Sept '58. I would like to talk to some one that was there then. Regards Dave Burnett
LWR Andre HENO

Coutras, France

#2 Feb 1, 2012
Dave Burnett wrote:
I was stationed there from April '56 to Sept '58. I would like to talk to some one that was there then. Regards Dave Burnett
I was in BROD inspection office fron Jan 56 thru Sept 58 as LWR (FNE)and then in SMI (stock management items)when I was back from french army in 1961. May be we have met some place in 1958 ? My home was in La Rochefoucauld. Best regards. Posted Feb 1st 2012.
Don Adams

Aurora, IL

#3 Feb 29, 2012
Dave Burnett wrote:
I was stationed there from April '56 to Sept '58. I would like to talk to some one that was there then. Regards Dave Burnett
I was stationed at Braconne Dec 55 to July 57. Attached to munitions destruction company on the hill and later HQ as Courier and Mechanic.
Jan Jones Ellis

Mineral Wells, TX

#4 Nov 3, 2013
My dad was stationed at Braconne Dec 55-April 57. When our family first arrived there we were in a hotel for 45 days in La Rochefoucauld. Then we moved into a large farmhouse that was made into 2 large apartments in Ruelle. The last 6 months we lived in the new American housing duplexes near Angouleme. I attended zthe later part of the 6th grade and all of the 7th grade. I attended school on base. There were two grades in my classroom and my 7th grade year there were 5 students in my grade. .
Tischa Tobias Green

Burney, CA

#5 May 4, 2014
I was so very surprised to find these posts on the web. My father, CWO Richard (Dick) Tobias, was assigned to Braconne from 1954-1958. We first lived in La Rochefoucauld in a 900 yr old building converted into apartments, and then moved to housing in Angoulgeme after they were built near previously used bunkers. Sadly, my father passed away in March 2013, leaving his love of 68 years (my mom, Loretta "Rita"). Did anyone know them? Wouldn't that be wonderful! Take care...
Mark

Norwich, UK

#6 May 12, 2014
Dave Burnett wrote:
I was stationed there from April '56 to Sept '58. I would like to talk to some one that was there then. Regards Dave Burnett
This is a bit of a long-shot, but perhaps you briefly rubbed elbows with my father. He was a Pole who jumped ship in Germany and worked at Braconne ~1955 or so (exact dates unknown), before immigrating to the USA in 1956.
Did you know any Polish guys working there? He probably went by the name 'Marian' rather than his first name, Jozef.
Unfortunately, my father died a few months ago, so we only have some vague stories I remember him telling me many years ago.
I would be interested in hearing more of your experiences.
Dr. Mark Karaczun; mkaraczun<at>hotmail< dot>com
John OHanlon

Tucson, AZ

#8 Jul 30, 2014
My sister Joyce was stationed there in 1955 as a DAC (Dept of Army Civlian). we visited her at Braconne and have photo of her friends Lt. Hitchner, Capt Faroci (with his son) and Lt. Easton. If anyone knows these men or their family, I will be happy to send photos of them

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