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Special Forces Berlin

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 11 May 2019 09:46

A new book about a highly classified US Army Special Forces Detachment that was stationed in Berlin,Germany from 1956 to 1990 had just came out. It's called "Special Forces Berlin,Clandestine Cold War Operations,1956-1990". What did this secret detachment did in Germany? Were there German Wehrmacht veterans who served in the US Army after WWII were in that secret unit? This unit was supposed to numbered only 90 US soldiers. Anyone heard about It?


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Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 12 May 2019 19:58

Thank you for your reply. The website is useful.

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Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 26 Jul 2019 01:51

I'm in the middle of reading a book about Special Forces Berlin that is authored by James Stejskal. I was pretty disappointed that this book didn't mentioned anything about some German Wehrmacht veterans who joined the US Army after WWII and had joined Special Forces Berlin. However on page 86 of that book there was a Master Sgt. Wolfgang Ostertag who was probably a German soldier of WWII era and had became a US Citizen and US Army soldier. I guess the website has more information about Special Forces Berlin than the book does.

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Post by mikel » 31 Oct 2019 05:22

I knew a couple former German vets who were still serving in Special Forces in the 60s.
I knew of several others.
One was on my A Team in VN and is still living.
They were recruited under the Lodge Act in the 50s.
There were also many E Europeans who had been displaced and joined the US Army out of hatred for the commies and the need for a livelihood.
Quite a few of them made it into SF. Most were in 10th Group at Bad Tolz and not necessarily Det A.
Several died in VN. All that stuff was still classified in my days and was on a strict need to know basis.
As in VN, I would think the only thing remaining classified would be the identities of assets still living in some areas.

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Re: Special Forces Berlin

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 24 Nov 2019 07:34

Thank you for your answer. Now another question had pop into my mind. Were there any WWII Luftwaffe pilot veterans joined the US Special Forces? The US Special Forces needs pilots to fly US Army helecopters and small planes like the O-1 Birddog.

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