All posts for Lt. Col. Paul Bloomquist

Podcast 37: Frankfurt Bombing Victim Charles Morris

I speak with Charles Morris and his wife Ursula Morris about his experience as a victim of the 1972 bomb that killed Lt. Col Paul Bloomquist, and how that bomb came to impact his life right up to today.

5-13-1972 Multiple Articles About Frankfurt Bombing (Stars and Stripes)

Several Stars and Stripes articles about the Frankfurt am Main bombings that killed Lt. Col. Paul Bloomquist. PDF: 5-13-1972MultipleArticlesAboutFrankfurtBombingPart1 PDF: 5-13-1972MultipleArticlesAboutFrankfurtBombingPart2  

5-13-1972 Two More German Buildings Bombed (AP)

An Associated Press article detailing bombings at police stations in Augsburg and Munich, a day after three bombs went off in Frankfurt. PDF: 5-13-1972 Two More German Buildings Bombed

5-12-1972 Frankfurt Bombing Mystery (AP)

An Associated Press article detailing the initial, sketchy details about the bombing of the US V Corps HQ in Frankfurt am Main. PDF: 5-12-1972 Frankfurt Bombing Mystery Rome-News Tribune

5-12-1972 Bombs Rock a US Army Base at Frankfurt (AP / NY Times)

An Associated Press article, printed in the New York Times, offering the sketchy initial details of the bombing of the V Corps HQ in Frankfurt am Main. PDF: 5-12-1972 Bombs Rock a US Army Base at Frankfurt

5-12-1972 Army Says It Has No Indication Who Bombed HQ (AP)

An Associated Press article detailing the initial, sketchy details about the Frankfurt bombing of the US V Corps Headquarters. PDF: 5-12-1972 Army Says It Has No Indication Who Bombed HQ Lewiston Evening Journal

5-13-1972 Blasts Rip West German Police Offices (AP)

An Associated Press article detailing bombings at police stations in Augsburg and Munich, a day after three bombs went off in Frankfurt at the US Army V Corps HQ. PDF: 5-13-1972 Blasts Rip West German Police Offices

May 11, 1972 Frankfurt am Main

Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, Holger Meins, and Jan-Carl Raspe place three pipe bombs near the entrance the the I.G. Farben building, which houses the headquarters of the US Army Corp. The bombs explode within minutes of each other from 6:59 PM to 7:02 PM. The entrance to the officer’s mess is destroyed. A shard of [read all]

Podcast 19: The Gamest Bastard of All: Paul Bloomquist

A Memorial day tribute to Lt. Col. Paul Bloomquist, the first American victim of the Baader-Meinhof Gang. [display_podcast]  

Podcast 15: Bombing Victim Peter Glyer Interview

An interview with Baader-Meinhof bombing victim Peter Glyer. [display_podcast]  

Interview: Bob Berwyn, Witness to 1972 and 1976 Bombings

Bob Berwyn has the rare distinction to have witnessed two separate Red Army Faction Bombings as well as a deadly neo-Nazi bombing at the Munich Oktoberfest in 1980. On May 11, 1972, 15-year-old Bob Berwyn was watching a film at the US Army base’s theater when he heard an muffled explosion nearby. After a few [read all]

Interview: Scott Tatina, Bombing Witness

May 11, 1972. Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, Jan-Carl Raspe, and Holger Meins and possibly others leave three pipe bombs around Frankfurt’s IG Farben building, which housed the Supreme Allied Command of the US military. In the early evening, the three bombs go off in rapid succession. One bomb, planted inside the main building, destroys a [read all]