What’s Become of OP INDIA?Posted: September 13, 2015
by Circe Olson Woessner
In 2014, a man named Reiner contacted me after I posted a memory piece and some photos about the 3/11 ACR families stationed in Bad Hersfeld, West Germany right before the fall of the Iron Curtain. He asked if he could reuse some of the blog photos because he was working on a special project in his home town in Germany. I immediately sent him several, and just recently, I e-mailed him a couple more.
I really liked this one, and wanted to share it:
In September, 2015, Reiner he replied, saying,
“Thank you so much for the two photos. My small collection of pictures and information about OP-India and the region until its closure in 1990, has progressed very well. We have checked the tower in the meantime, and our municipality wants to ensure the restoration. In the observation room, we are… a large number of many images exhibit to document the life here during the Cold War.
So should you have more pictures, please send them to me via email.
Thanks again for your trouble.
Greetings from Lüderbach in central Germany
Because I, too, am in the process of creating a museum (the Museum of the American Military Family) I asked him if he had any photos from OP India showing the renovation progress–
“Thank you for your e-mail. In the appendix you can find 2 pictures of the clean up this March. It was not a nice weather, it snowed lightly. We have cleaned up the former observation room. Everything from the walls, floor and ceiling. Thus, only the pure concrete is still left. By the way, the man with the broom in brown overalls, that’s me. Today we have had a meeting to coordinate further action. We have to open the target of the tower and the trail involved next year. I will continue to take pictures and send them to you.
Greetings from the beautiful Lüderbach
As the renovations continue, I will continue to post updates—and show photos.
Here are the links to the Lüderbach website and Facebook page.
If anyone has photos of OP INDIA and would like to help Reiner with this project, please email them to: