Garrison and Training Area during the War
In April 1938 the first unit arrived at Wildflecken for training. It was an Infantry Regiment, which was based in nearby Fulda.
On the other hand, this was the main reason why Wildflecken was hated by most German soldiers who had to be here. Those who survived the war, still remember the cold, rough climate, steep hills, mud and dirt.
Soon there was a saying, that expressed all the pain associated with Wildflecken:
Arsch voller Zecken als ein Tag in Wildflecken !"
During the War (Sept. 1939 - March 1945) numerous units of both the German Army and the Waffen-SS had been activated and made battle ready at Wildflecken Training Area.
Text/Photos: Copyright by Heinz Leitsch