I'm looking for information about the american troops in Sondershausen (1945). I need it for a scientific work at school. This is very important for my Abitur. The title is "Politscher Umbruch und Neuaufbau in Sondershausen vom Kriegsende 1945 bis zum Abzug der russischen Truppen im Jahre 1950" (engl.: "Politically change and building in Sondershausen from the end of the war 1945 till the withdrawal of the russian troops in 1950"). We are a group of 3 persons. My part of this is the time of the american troops in Sondershausen (and the parts of town). The only troops which I know are:
142nd Field Artillery Group 980th Field Artillery Battalion
Especially I'm looking for documents, (adresses, (where I can write to)) pictures or films. I'll be glad if I can find some veterans (It's most important for me.) of the former troops in Sondershausen. The town was handed over to the Sowjets in July 3rd 1945.
Today Sondershausen includes some former villages like Jechaburg, Jecha, Berka and Großfurra.
If somebody can help me, than write me an E-Mail to Sebastian-Pahs@web.de