62nd Highway Patrol (MP)
 Germany      1948 - 1958


Stories of the Highway Patrol


 

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In fond remembrance of Broderick Crawford, (1911-1986) and the hit TV show (1955-1959) for the rest of you old geezers that might remember.
 

 

"Whenever the laws of any state are broken, a duly authorized organization swings into action.  It may be called the State Police, State Troopers, Militia, the Rangers, or the Highway Patrol.  These are the stories of the men whose training, skill and courage have enforced and preserved our state laws."

This introduction from the TV series, courtesy of: http://www.best.com/~gdavis/highwaypatrol/faq.shtml



These are some of the stories of the 62nd Highway Patrol in Germany from the Highway Patrolmen that were there.

 



Just click on the story title (hyperlink) to read.

 


 

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Story Title

The White Mice

  1

ALPHA TANGO TANGO (Aid to Traveler)   by Lloyd Borguss, Stars and Stripes Newspaper

volume 4, issue 6

Nov-Dec 2001

2

THE ESCORT    by Norm Hoewischer

volume 2, issue 5
December 1999

  3

HALF SECOND LIEUTENANT   by Harry C. Wallace, CMSGT [ret]  

volume 2, issue 3

August 1999

  4

THE HELMET    by Edward F. Smith

volume 2, issue 4

October 1999

  5

THE OFFICER    by Harry C. Wallace, CMSGT [ret]

volume 2, issue 2

May 1999

  6

THE PISTOL PACKER    by Harry C. Wallace, CMSGT [ret]

volume 2, issue 2

May 1999

  7

THE PRANK    by Norm Hoewischer

volume 3, issue 1

March 2000

  8

THE ROAD BLOCK    by Harry C. Wallace, CMSGT [ret]

volume 2, issue 2

May 1999

  9

THE RUNAWAY CAT    by Edward F. Smith  

volume 2, issue 4

October 1999

10

SMILE AND A WAVE    by Edward F. Smith

volume 2, issue 4

October 1999

11

THE TRIALS OF A HIGHWAY PATROLMAN    by Albert N. Levison

volume 3, issue 1

March 2000

12

DUTY WITH the 62ND HIGHWAY PATROL and AFTERWARD    by Larry Linville

volume 3, issue 5

Nov. - Dec. 2000

13

READINESS ALERTS    by Larry Linville   

 volume , issue

 

14

THE MEDIC    anonymous

volume 5, issue 2

Mar. - Apr. 2002

  15 

 A HIGHWAY PATROL WEDDING    by Cordy L. Winburn Jr.

volume 8, issue 5

Sep-Oct 2005 & vol. 15, iss. 2, Apr-May-June 2011

16

Signal 23    Poetry by Monte DeVere

volume 1, issue 1

Oct 1998

17

HIGHWAY PATROL 501    by Edward F. Smith

volume 3, issue 3

June - July 2000

18

MY TOUR WITH DETACHMENT B    by Joseph L. Ford

volume 3, issue 3

June - July 2000

19

WHERE DID THE AUTOBAHN GO?    by Edward F. Smith 

volume 3, issue 5

Nov. - Dec. 2000

20

SIX FEET DEEP    by Edward F. Smith

volume 3, issue 4

Aug. - Sept. 2000

21#

TALES OF THE HIGHWAY PATROL    by Ted C. Moore

 
22

The Day Those 69 Cars Hit    Author Unknown - Published in Overseas Weekly, 2-6-1955.

volume 2, issue 5

December 1999

23

MOTORCYCLES    by Edward F. Smith

volume 3, issue 3

June-July 2000

24

Accidents and Kids    by Gordon G. Eyre

volume 2, issue 5

December 1999

25

LOW FLYING PILOT    by Edward F. Smith

volume 3, issue 2

April-May 2000

26

Northern area command (HP Unit) aids MUNICH flood area.   Published in Unknown European Newspaper, circa mid '50's.

volume 2, issue 5

December 1999

27

JET CRASH    by James Emanuel

volume 3, issue 2

April-May 2000

28

USAREUR GETS RADAR CHECK DEVICES    Published in Stars and Stripes, 1956.

volume 3, issue 3

June-July 2000

29

HELPFUL HIGHWAY PATROLMEN AID MOTORISTS: Work to Curb Accident Fatality Rate.    by Ralph Powers, published 1956 newspaper (unknown)

volume 3, issue 2

April-May 2000

30

PATROLLING THE AUTOBAHN    by John J. Peterson

volume 3, issue 1

March 2000

31

THE COLONEL AND THE AUTOBAHN BANDITS    by Elden L. Allen

volume , issue6

 32

Mohl Strasser, Munich    by Harry C. Wallace, CMSGT [ret]

volume 4, issue 6

Nov-Dec 2001

33

A SMALL CLOUD ON A SUNNY DAY    by Wayne Leviska

volume 4, issue 5

Sept-Oct 2001

34

MERCEDES WITH A JERK    by Edward F. Smith

volume 4, issue 5

Sept-Oct 2001

35

THE 62nd. Military POLICE HIGHWAY PATROL    by James Riching Miles

volume 4, issue 4

July-August 2001

36

Memories of the Highway Patrol    by Gerald D. Hall

volume 4, issue 4

July-August 2001

37

THE BIG RIOT    by Randall J. Grant

volume 4, issue 4

July-August 2001

38

NEO REMEMBERED    by Capt. C. VanGemert [ ret.]

volume 4, issue 4

July-Aug 2001

39

Non-Combatant Evacuation Order    by Lawson Stevens

volume 4, issue 3

May-June 2001

 40

The Alfa Romeo    by Edward F. Smith

volume 4, issue 3

May-June 2001

41

Memories of the Highway Patrol    by Rodger MacDonald

volume 4, issue 3

May-June 2001

42

I Remember The Highway Patrol      by Robert A. Krome

volume 4, issue 3

May-June 2001

43

Military Police Play Good Samaritan Role During a Routine Night Patrol    by William Mahoney, Stars and Stripes European Edition

volume 4, issue 1

Jan-Feb 2001

44

Memories of the Highway Patrol    by Capt. C. VanGemert [ret.]

volume 4, issue 2

March-April 2001

45

Army Provost Marshal Inspects Post Police Sections    Published in the POST -ARGUS (Weekly Newspaper of the Wurzburg Military Post), Saturday, August 16, 1952.

volume 5, issue 2

March-April 2002

46

N'rbg Starts Highway Patrol; Patterned After Jersey Police    Previously appeared in the Nürnberg Post newspaper on Friday, December 10, 1948.

volume 5, issue 3

May-June 2002

47

THE HIGHWAY PATROL    by A.F. Gomez, published in Base Newspaper, circa 1949

volume 5, issue 3

May-June 2002

48

MP PATROL SPOTS "HOT" CAR, NABS FOUR NEAR TAVERN   submitted by  Marvin A. Paris.  Article appeared in The Chronicle, April 10, 1953. 

volume 5, issue 3

May-June 2002

49

Yesterday Morning At Hienberg Hill: One Hour OF “Fireworks” From Grenades.   English translation; Article appeared in the Nuernberger Nachrichten, 2-21-1957

volume 5, issue 4

July-August 2002

50

TWO RESCUED FROM FLAMING AMMO TRUCK    Published in the Stars and Stripes Newspaper, February 23, 195?.

volume 5, issue 4

July-August 2002

51

WHITE CAR MP'S WIN 18 AWARDS FOR SAFE DRIVING    This article appeared in The Nürnberg Post in 1949

volume 5, issue 4

July-August 2002

52

HIGHWAY PATROL TERMS SPEED TRAPS UNFAIR   Published in the European Edition of Stars and Stripes, April, year unk.

volume 5, issue 5

Sept-Oct 2002

53

MY FIRST DAY OF DUTY    by Eugene R. "Gene" Klompus

volume 5, issue 5

Sept-Oct 2002

54

HOUDINI OF THE TRACTOR-TRAILER    by Lawson Stevens

volume 5, issue 6

Nov-Dec 2002

55

RADIO SIGNAL CODES    submitted by  Wayne Leviska

volume 3, issue 5

Aug-Sept 2000

56

FATALITY AT KILOMETER STONE # 559     by Gerald Hall

volume 6, issue 3

May-June 2003

57

ANOTHER MISSED EXIT    by Gerald Hall

volume 6, issue 3

May-June 2003

58

MEMORIES OF THE HIGHWAY PATROL - Part 1    by Edward F. Smith

volume 6, issue 4

July-Aug 2003

59

MEMORIES OF THE HIGHWAY PATROL - Part 2    by Edward F. Smith

volume 6, issue 5

Sept-Oct 2003

60

Detachment B - Berlin    by Edward F. Smith

volume 7, issue 1

Jan-Feb 2004

61

MP's NAB SUSPECT IN SMUGGLING OF PRECIOUS METALS    submitted by George Blumenfield.   Published in the Stars and Stripes Newspaper, October 12, 1952.

volume 7, issue 4

June-July 2004

62

THE COVER-UP    by Lawson Stevens

volume 7, issue 4

June-July 2004

63

How I Came To Be On Active Duty With The 62nd M.P. Company (Highway Patrol     by Gerald Hall

volume 7, issue 6

Nov-Dec 2004

64

"We Are Not Just Issuing Tickets"     Translation from article in German newspaper; Garmisch-Partenkirchner Tagblatt No. 234, Monday, 29 September 1952.

volume 8, issue 1

Jan-Feb 2005

65

C.I.C. MAKES A TRAFFIC STOP    by Robert P. Morris

volume 8, issue 1

Jan-Feb 2005

66

OFF DUTY TIME     by Lawson Stevens

volume 8, issue 4

July-August 2005

67

THE NIGHT WE HAD NO SEDANS     by Lawson Stevens

volume 9, issue 1

Jan-Feb-Mar 2006

68

THE WHITE PICKET FENCE    by Arthur Moller

volume 9, issue 4

July-Aug-Sept 2006

69

BLACK ICE    by Edward F. Smith

volume 9, issue 4

July-Aug-Sept 2006

70

UNITED STATES CONSTABULARY     by Albert N. Levison & Edward F. Smith

volume 9, issue 5

Oct-Nov-Dec 2006

71

Part 2, U.S. CONSTABULARY - GILBERT W. CLARKE    by Mike Clarke (Gilbert's son)

volume 10, issue 1

Jan-Feb-Mar 2007

72

MY MEMORIES OF THE 62nd    by George G. Blumenfeld

volume 10, issue 2

Apr-May-June 2007

73

Memorial Day 2008    by Larry Linville

volume 11, issue 3

July-Aug-Sept 2008

74

TALES OF THE HIGHWAY PATROL     by James Burford

volume 12, issue 2

Apr-May-June 2009

75

MEMORIES OF SECKENHEIM    by Floyd Bauldorf

volume 12, issue 3

July-Aug-Sept 2009

76

"QUIT PICKING ON ME"     by Eugene "Gene" R. Klompus

volume 12, issue 4

Oct-Nov-Dec 2009

77

THE ENTERTAINER    by Arthur Moller

volume 13, issue 1

Jan-Feb-Mar 2010

78

HOW DID I EVER GET INTO THE HIGHWAY PATROL?    by Jim Dinkelman

volume 14, issue 1

Jan-Feb-Mar 2011

79

NOBODY EVER WOUND UP IN THE 62nd MP CO. [HIGHWAY PATROL    by Eugene R. Klompus

volume 14, issue 2

Apr-May-June 2011

80

THE MUNICH HIT AND RUN    by Paul V. Elmstrom

volume 14, issue 3

July-Aug-Sept 2011

81

BOB KROME AND THE ARMY     by Bob Krome

volume 15, issue 2

Apr-May-June 2012

82

MY MEMORIES OF THE 62nd MILITARY POLICE CO. (HIGHWAY PATROL)  by Gene Klompus

volume 16, issue 4

Oct-Nov-Dec 2013

83

Geisterfahrer - GHOST  DRIVERS    submitted by Larry Linville.  Published in The Week In Germany (TWIG), an online publication of the German Embassy, July 18, 2014.

HP Info communiqué.
13 March 2017
84

Peterwagen    By Nicole Glass, Editor of the Week in Germany,(TWIG), an online publication of the German Embass.  Published March 6, 2015.    Submitteed by Larry Linville.

HP Info communiqué.
8 August 2017   
85

Gene Klompus' Honor Flight    Iinterview conducted by the Chicago “Honor Flight” Committee with Gene and posted on their website: Honorflightchicago.com. 

HP Info communiqué.
25 May 2017   
86

62nd Highway Patrolmen employed by Criminal Justice agencies   by Larry Linville

HP Info communiqué.
15 March 2018
     

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 posted as (& if) they become available.   the 
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