Rheine is a town in the district of Steinfurt in Westphalia, Germany. It is the largest town in the district and the location of Rheine Air Base.

Rheine in The Hot WarEdit

During World War III, Rheine was the site of a pitched battle between NATO and Soviet forces in June 1951. The battle only lasted a day, beginning with the Soviet drive at first light. Although the U.S. forces in the town resorted to house-to-house fighting, the Soviets took Rheine before day's end.

Ihor Shevchenko was one of the invaders.[1]


  1. Fallout, loc., 1275, e-book.