Re:R-19, Nordhausen ALG Location needed
Yes they were evacuating French Laborers from mettelwerk. They landed at Nordhausen R-19 to evacuate, that was why I wanted to know exactly where it was located in Nordhausen. More people died from making the V2 than the V2 killed. 20,000+ forced laborers died and 10,000 died from the bomb. I talked to a veteran, Lennie Williams, who was in my dads group and he told me how the French laborers could barely walk or stand and when they got them to the airfield just outside Paris the French military band was playing the French Anthem "La Marseillaise"and the Frenchmen were trying to stand and salute. Lennie said it broke his heart to see it. Col. Gates told me that the first time they brought in the French laborers to the airfield near Paris Charles de Gaule was there and he did not want Gen. de Gaule to kiss him but he did anyway. It was funny the way Gates told the story.
Major Elmer Lee Whitmire, USAF 1924 - 1972
WWII 88/438/53/IX and 78/435/53/IX
Power/Glider Pilot (Ardennes-Bastogne, Wesel-BGC, CE)