ONA stories by Al Quack
My ONA and Other
by Al Quack
HOTEL NASSAUER HOF -
ONA PHOTO TREASURES
Helmut Jaeger and Herbie Eckhardt at
New York October 2003 reunion
Photo courtesy Margareta Nisser
Wiesbaden, a lovely place to be
FRANKFURT - WIESBADEN - GERMANY
I always enjoyed flying to Frankfurt, Germany
and going to Wiesbaden to stay at the
Nassauer Hof Hotel there.
The food I thought in Germany was the best and
the beer and bratwurst couldn’t be beat, and
the people there very friendly and helpful.
I enjoyed going down to the Officer’s Club to
eat also at times. One trip our whole crew went
across the street to the gambling casino and we
all put $20.00 each together to bet with and let
one crewmember do the betting.
We later left there with everybody’s money back
plus $5.00 profits each.
The gambling casino in Wiesbaden
Later the crews stayed downtown Frankfurt, I
think at a Continental hotel. Also let me say the
ONA maintenance people headed up by Herb Eckhardt
always had all maintenance problems taken care of,
in a correct and timely manner with the utmost
professionalism. Our operation people there in
Frankfurt were always on top of the whole situation
and kept all the crews updated to latest changes.
On a whole I’d say most all ONA ground station
personnel, at all our stops did a fantastic job,
with what they had to work with.