On April 28, 1945, the 506th PIR liberated one of the six
This was not an extermination camp, but a work camp, designed
to produce war
|In May 1945, the 506th established its Command
Post in Zell Am See,
Austria, 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!"