Headquarters, 1st Battalion
France - Germany - Austria

photos from Herman "Hermie" Moulliet
(HQ, 1st BN, 506th PIR, 1944-1945)

Command Post, 1st BN, 506th PIR
Mourmelon, France, February 1945: 1st Battalion Command Post

Landsberg Concentration Camp

On April 28, 1945, the 506th PIR liberated one of the six Dachau satellite
concentration camps near Landsberg, Bavaria, Germany.

This was not an extermination camp, but a work camp, designed to produce war
. A non-506th-related description of the liberation of some of the Landsberg
camps can be found in Part 5 of Pierce Evans' book Papa'sWar (about halfway
down the very long web page).

Zell Am See, May-July 1945
In May 1945, the 506th established its Command Post in Zell Am See,
, where it remained until the end of July 1945. This sign was by
the road going into town, so soon enough, someone hit the sign, and it
ended up being much lower! The Fallschirmjager text on the sign is the
German word for "paratroopers."

NOTE that the WWII Currahee Shield is reversed on this sign.
(The actual WWII Currahee Shield design is at the top of this web page.)

Also note the 2 small signs that indicate that the 506th celebration of
July 4, 1945 was to be held on July 5th. However, it rained on the 5th,
so the actual celebration was held on July 6th and called "Sink on the Sixth!"

These pages are maintained the
506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association (Airmobile - Air Assault)
This page updated 04/06/13