Headquarters, 2nd Battalion
Germany and Austria
May-July, 1945

Len Vierling's WWII Diary contains a narrative of events relating to these items.

photos from Leonard Vierling [HQ (Communications), 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1945]
Near Sternberg, Germany
Near Sternberg in southern Germany

Sternberg, Germany
The small German village of Sternberg

Berchtesgaden, Germany
Berchtesgaden, Germany

House in Berchtesgaden where Len Vierling and other HQ, 2nd BN, 506th PIR Currahees
spent 2 weeks. They all celebrated the end of the war, May 9, 1945, by going up to the
Eagles Nest
and bringing a truckload of the best liquors from Hitler's wine cellar.

SGT Flores
(R): SGT Louis "Shorty" Flores and unknown in a US Army truck at Berchtesgaden

Local Children
Unknown Currahees with local children at Berchtesgaden -- is this when some of the
506th PIR escorted a truck carrying food to a local orphanage to prevent civilians taking
the food designated for the children?

SGT Flores
(L): SGT Louis "Shorty" Flores and unknown at Berchtesgaden

Driving through Austria

photo from Gordon King
[HQ (Communications), 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945]

Gordon King
Gordon King in the mountains above Kaprun, Austria
Driving through Austria

photo from James C. Flores, nephew of
SGT Louis "Shorty" Flores, (HQ, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1944-1945)

Louis "Shorty" Flores
Louis "Shorty" Flores

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