Since deactivation in Schierstein, we have set up shop here...on the world wide web
An Air Force Reconnissance Technical Group, formerly headquartered in Schierstein, Near Wiesbaden Germany
Greetings to alumni and friends of the 497th Reconnaissance Technical Group.
This web site was established to provide support the interests and memories of those who served at Schierstein am Rhein, as well as the 496th RTS and Detachments over the years.
At this point we know not what directions the site may take, nor how it might grow. It is an experiment, we think, whose time has come.
So... join us and contribute to the corporate memory and effort. We solict your ideas and input to the process of constructing this site, in service to you.
While this site focuses on history, photos and such, the 497th RTG E-Group is more of a bulletin board where alumni reminisce, share memories and find old friends.
It is a "by subscription" site with controlled access and contains the alumni list for those that compete the registration/validation process (to protect alumni info)...
Here is an airal photo of the Schierstein Compound
taken in 2003... My how things have changed...