Seeking Records of 4189th Labor Service Group

I am looking for information on the 4189th Polish Labor Service Group protecting US Forces Installation around USAREUR headquarters in Germany circa 1950's.  My father, Joe Kunzmann Sr, was a member of the organization and died of tuberculosis in 1952.  Anyone able to provide any information would be appreciated. 

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  • Dear Jürgen,

    I am sorry that I am responding so late, but Corona hit the family and .....

    The 4189th Labor Service unit has an interesting history:

    14 Mar 1946 activated at Mannheim-Käfertal, the official Labor Service Training Center

    27 Jan 1947 Moved to Heidelberg

    8 Jun 1949  Moved to Schwetzingen

    15 Jun 1956 Moved to Mannheim

    1 July 1956  Deactivated in Mannheim

    mission of the unit was to guard US installations

    Have a great day

    Raymond

  • Hello Raymond,

    I am also seeking similar information. I don't know if you are able to help or not, but anything would be a great help. My Uncle Henryk Rasala 21/12/1926/27 was employed as as Camp Guard at the 4071st Labor Service Company between 1946-48. Any information on this camp and where I might be able to obtain service records would be a great help.

    Thank you so much,

    all the best,

    Edd

  • Edd

    sorry for being very late, but I am running out of time.  I will try to find information and get with you as soon as possible.

    Cheers

    Raymond

  • Good morning edd,

    here is some of the info I found:

    4071st Labor Service Unit: Activated 14 Dec 1945 in Karlsfeld

                                               27 Sep 1946 transferred to Giessen Army Depot

                                               24 Oct 1948  Deactivated in Giessen. Personnel transferred to 4074th LSU

    In August 1950 the unit was reactivated and manned with Germans and finally on 30 June 1964 the unit was finally deactivated by USAREUR General Order 212.

    I hope that helps a little. Regarding the personnel records, I am working it but it will take some time.

    Have a great day

    Raymond

  • Hello Raymond,

    I have a similar question to the previous ones. A family member was stationed at Vassicourt France, in the American Labor Service Company. He was from Czechoslovakia but registered as Polish. First he was at 4092 service then in 4507. He was employed between around 1951 (not sure when he started his service) until April 1959 when he died. Any information about the 4092 and 4507 labour service co and when I could get his service records would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks!

    Best,

    Veronika

  • Hello Veronika,

    I am also looking for a Polish Guard of the US Army, a family member whose story is similar to yours (his name was S. Durkac, but I am not sure of the spelling). He was staying in Lorraine when he died (probably). He was Czechoslovak so I was not sure that he really could have been part of a Polish Guard Company but thanks to your story, I have the confirmation that it is possible.

    If you ever need help with local research (I live in Lorraine), I will gladly help you.

    Best regards

    Marie

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  • Hello Veronika,

    I am also looking for a Polish Guard of the US Army, a family member whose story is similar to yours (his name was S. Durkac, but I am not sure of the spelling). He was staying in Lorraine when he died (probably). He was Czechoslovak so I was not sure that he really could have been part of a Polish Guard Company but thanks to your story, I have the confirmation that it is possible.

    If you ever need help with local research (I live in Lorraine), I will gladly help you.

    Best regards

    Marie

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