The buildings that would be named Johnson Barracks were taken by the US Army in May of 1945 and named in memory of Pvt Eldon H. Johnson, a member of the 15th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division.   Pvt Johnson was killed in action June 1944 near Valmontone, Italy.

From 1970 until 1992 The 16th Engineer Battalion occupied Johnson Barracks, at which time the unit moved to Bamberg and like all the rest of the military kasernes in the Nürnberg Area the buildings were given back to the German Government.

Nothing is left of the former Johnson Barracks.  The buildings are no longer there.   The only thing that remains is one warehouse.  The place that used to be Johnson Barracks is now filled with car lots, and other businesses.

This part of the website is being built to provide  former and present military personnel and their dependents that were once stationed at Johnson Barracks a place to get in contact with each other, their German friends and share their comments and  photos.   Fürth residents and the people of the surrounding area are welcome also.

“Johnson Barracks may be gone, but we can keep it alive with our stories, photos and by sharing our memories”


16 thoughts on “JOHNSON BARRACKS

  1. I was stationed here from 1966 to 1968. It was then home to the 24th Engr. Battalion (Combat), 4th Armored Division. HQ Co, A Co, B Co, C Co, D Co, & E Co. E Co was a mobile bridge company. I was in HQ Co in the Combat Engineer Vehicle platoon (CEV, a modified M60A1 Tank).

  2. Hey guys,

    Does anyone have any photos from 1971? My father was a sergeant in Charlie Company. Combat Engineer.

  3. Hello, I such for a boy friend in the past his name is Robert Jackson. He was in his young life in a military camp near Trier. Do anybody know him or which casern building in Kaiserslautern has an military office service? It is possible that he worked there. He was born in Georgia and have a small son by himself. Please for further information contact me by email:
    He had seen him the last time in 2019 at a party in Frankfurt by the hootchiecootchieclub.
    Thank you for further information.

  4. I was stationed there from 79 to 81 . C Co. Would love to here from some of my old friends

    1. Hi
      I’m Gregory Jackson. Was at Johnson Barracks from Oct 1978 -Oct 1980
      I was in Echo Co. I was a wheeled Veh Mechanic
      Our Co drove the MABS to bridge the rivers!
      Furth and Nuremberg was so good during those days!

      Do you remember the big drug bust in front of HQ for all the units! MPs and sniffer dogs!

      1. Yep I was there too. I remember the formation just before and the LTC saying “This is a bust” I was in HQ-S2 78 to 81

  5. Hi
    I was assigned to 16th Engr Bn. Echo Co. From
    October 1978-October – 1980
    I am Gregory Jackson, a wheel Veh mechanic at the time !
    I was 17/18 years old!
    Motor Sgt was SSG Spellman
    We had the MABs in our Co.

      1. Hello do you have some actually information for me in the year of 2019 and 2020? Please contact me via email for further information and to send a photo of the person who was missed!

  6. Johnson Barracks 16th Engineer Bn was my 1st duty assignment from 1978 to 1983. I am one of the Admins on FB group page. I really enjoyed the pictures…. We have allot of pictures posted in our group page that we share. I would love to add some to your site.

      1. Hi I was in Echo co. from Oct 1978 – Oct 1980 I don’t have any pics Was a wheel Veh mechanic 63 B

        I was there when the post commander called a BN formation and then the MPs with dogs came in and busted a bunch of soldiers!!

        I’m here at Ft Rucker, ALABAMA Take care

        Sent from my iPhone


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