Hitler's Golden Trout
Berchtesgaden, Germany
May 1945


photo from Paul R. Miller (Surgical Medic, REGT HQ, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
Hitler's Golden Trout

(L-R): T/3 Denzil W. Space (REGT HQ); unknown; T/5 Merle B. Lauer (HQ, 3rd BN);
T/5 John Obergoss;
and T/3 Paul R. Miller (REGT HQ); all in the 506th PIR Medical
Detachment.

According to Paul Miller, the local population had not been allowed to fish in Hitler's
private lake near Berchtesgaden, so these 506th PIR medics were able to catch 67
golden trout in 1 hour with no hooks . . . all they used were surgical needles!



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