HQ, 1st BN, 506th PIR
Lend, Austria
May 1945


from the scrapbook of PVT Svend P. Christensen
(HQ, 1st BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
On the Way to Lend, Austria

Between Lend, Austria and Berchtesgaden, Germany

After the 506th PIR left Berchtesgaden, they were billeted in Austria:
first Lend, then Taxenbach, and finally Bruck (near Innsbruck).



Up the Mountains

Going up the mountains to capture an SS Trooper and search a couple of houses.
"We did it, too"

(L-R): Charles J. Becht, unknown Davis, Eugene W. Aune, "Doc" (may be Raymond
DaCostello
), and Svend P. Christensen




On Guard
Becht and me on guard with 2 Krauts



Becht and Christensen

Close-up of previous photo: Charles J. Becht and Svend P. Christensen



Waterfall
Lend, Austria is located in the Salzachtal valley,
where the Gasteiner Ache torrent rushes down
as a waterfall and flows into the river.


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