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August 29, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
At least 46 people were killed and hundreds were injured Sunday afternoon when three Italian military jets collided and crashed during an aerobatic maneuver at an air show at the huge U.S. air base at Ramstein, West Germany. The disaster was the worst in air show history involving spectators, aviation experts said. The pilots of the three planes were among the dead in the fiery accident, which occurred directly in front of an estimated 300,000 people watching the show in a holiday atmosphere.
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August 23, 1990 | Reuters
Military air traffic at the main U.S. air base in Europe has increased fourfold to meet the Persian Gulf crisis in the biggest operation since the Berlin airlift, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Military and commercial transport planes carrying troops and cargo to Saudi Arabia from the United States are taking off and landing at Rhine Main Air Base near Frankfurt at a rate of up to 50 a day, said base commander Col. Thomas Mikolajcik.
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August 30, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Defense Minister Rupert Scholz on Monday ordered all aerobatic flying at West German military air shows suspended as a result of the crash Sunday of an Italian stunt flying team that killed more than 40 people and injured several hundred. Scholz and U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Burt announced the cancellation of two military air displays scheduled for next month, one at the U.S. air base at Bitburg and the other at Lechberg in Bavaria. But Ambassador Burt, who visited a U.S.
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June 20, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
East Germany said it has captured a West German leftist linked to the 1981 bombing of a U.S. air base, the eighth fugitive member of the Red Army Faction it has arrested this month. Henning Beer, 31, was arrested in the northern town of Neubrandenburg, Interior Minister Peter-Michael Diestel said. Beer was wanted in an attack on the U.S. base at Ramstein, West Germany, that injured 18 people.
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June 20, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
East Germany said it has captured a West German leftist linked to the 1981 bombing of a U.S. air base, the eighth fugitive member of the Red Army Faction it has arrested this month. Henning Beer, 31, was arrested in the northern town of Neubrandenburg, Interior Minister Peter-Michael Diestel said. Beer was wanted in an attack on the U.S. base at Ramstein, West Germany, that injured 18 people.
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August 23, 1990 | Reuters
Military air traffic at the main U.S. air base in Europe has increased fourfold to meet the Persian Gulf crisis in the biggest operation since the Berlin airlift, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Military and commercial transport planes carrying troops and cargo to Saudi Arabia from the United States are taking off and landing at Rhine Main Air Base near Frankfurt at a rate of up to 50 a day, said base commander Col. Thomas Mikolajcik.
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September 4, 1988 | Associated Press
President Richard von Weizsaecker on Saturday led mourners in a memorial service for victims of the Ramstein air show disaster, and German officials raised the death toll to 51 after two more West Germans died. "Pain and sorrow are tearing at the hearts of so many people," the Rev. Helmut Pflanz told about 400 West German, Italian and American mourners crowded into the Roman Catholic Church of St. Nicholas. The service took place 1 1/2 miles from the U.S.
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November 16, 1988
The U.S. Armed Forces European Stars and Stripes newspaper said it has removed copies of Adolf Hitler's autobiography "Mein Kampf" from the 158 bookstores it operates in West Germany after discovering that sales of the book are banned. The newspaper said 600 copies of the book, in which Hitler outlined his goals before he came to power, were removed from the stores that serve U.S. military personnel and their families.
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December 16, 1988 | Associated Press
The U.S. Army on Thursday removed nine more Pershing 2 nuclear missiles from a base here, the third batch to be withdrawn from West Germany under the superpower treaty signed a year ago. The missiles, under the control of the U.S. Army's 56th Field Artillery Brigade, were loaded onto army trucks that departed Wiley Barracks in Neu Ulm, 180 miles southeast of Frankfurt, in two convoys. U.S. Army spokesman Maj.
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September 28, 1988 | Associated Press
The Soviet Union exercised its right for the first time Tuesday to conduct a surprise inspection under the new Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty, the Pentagon said. Defense Department spokesman Dan Howard said a 10-person team of Soviet inspectors had arrived earlier Tuesday at the Rhein-Main Air Base near Frankfurt, West Germany, and declared its intention to conduct a so-called short-notice inspection. The INF treaty, which requires the elimination of all U.S.
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June 18, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. military services have only recently begun to take stock of pollution at bases abroad, so it's impossible to compile a comprehensive list of the military's worst overseas "hot spots." But because of German sensitivity to environmental matters and American plans to close scores of excess military facilities here, a clearer picture of the extent of the problem has emerged in West Germany than anywhere else in the world. Based on Defense Department documents and numerous interviews with U.
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June 17, 1990 | From Associated Press
East German authorities captured a reputed leftist terrorist linked to the 1985 bombing of a U.S. air base in West Germany and the deaths of three Americans, officials said Saturday. Sigrid Sternebeck, 40, became the seventh alleged member of the notorious Red Army Faction to be captured in East Germany in the last 11 days.
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July 24, 1989 | From Reuters
Saudi Arabian and Israeli children got together Sunday and made history of sorts. The scene was a baseball diamond at the Ramstein U.S. Air Force base. The event was the European Little League championships, featuring teams of 11- and 12-year-old boys. Saudi Arabia beat Israel 50-0. The match was believed to be the first of its kind between the two nations, which are officially at war with each other.
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January 6, 1989
The U.S. Air Force is considering moving some jet fighter training missions to Morocco as a way to ease the burden over densely populated West Germany, the Air Force's European chief said. Gen. William L. Kirk, in an Associated Press interview, staunchly defended the need to continue low-level training missions in Central Europe. The training missions have caused controversy in West Germany because of military jet crashes in the country.
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December 16, 1988 | Associated Press
The U.S. Army on Thursday removed nine more Pershing 2 nuclear missiles from a base here, the third batch to be withdrawn from West Germany under the superpower treaty signed a year ago. The missiles, under the control of the U.S. Army's 56th Field Artillery Brigade, were loaded onto army trucks that departed Wiley Barracks in Neu Ulm, 180 miles southeast of Frankfurt, in two convoys. U.S. Army spokesman Maj.
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September 28, 1988 | Associated Press
The Soviet Union exercised its right for the first time Tuesday to conduct a surprise inspection under the new Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty, the Pentagon said. Defense Department spokesman Dan Howard said a 10-person team of Soviet inspectors had arrived earlier Tuesday at the Rhein-Main Air Base near Frankfurt, West Germany, and declared its intention to conduct a so-called short-notice inspection. The INF treaty, which requires the elimination of all U.S.
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June 17, 1990 | From Associated Press
East German authorities captured a reputed leftist terrorist linked to the 1985 bombing of a U.S. air base in West Germany and the deaths of three Americans, officials said Saturday. Sigrid Sternebeck, 40, became the seventh alleged member of the notorious Red Army Faction to be captured in East Germany in the last 11 days.
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August 31, 1988 | Associated Press
Six Americans were among those killed in Sunday's air show disaster, the Pentagon said Tuesday, as West German authorities raised the official death toll to 49. In Washington, Pentagon spokesman Dan Howard said that, of the six Americans, two were active-duty military personnel, three were dependents and one's status is unknown. Two days after Sunday's disaster at the U.S.
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September 4, 1988 | Associated Press
President Richard von Weizsaecker on Saturday led mourners in a memorial service for victims of the Ramstein air show disaster, and German officials raised the death toll to 51 after two more West Germans died. "Pain and sorrow are tearing at the hearts of so many people," the Rev. Helmut Pflanz told about 400 West German, Italian and American mourners crowded into the Roman Catholic Church of St. Nicholas. The service took place 1 1/2 miles from the U.S.
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