HQ, 2nd Battalion
Light Machine Gun Platoon
Kaprun, Austria - May-July, 1945


photos from Jason Shaw, grandson of
CPL Gilbert D. Shaw [HQ (LMG Platoon), 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945]

HQ, 2nd BN Headquarters

2nd Battalion Headquarters Building in Kaprun, Austria

In May 1945, MAJ Richard D. Winters (HQ, 2nd BN CO) set up 2nd BN HQ
in the village of Kaprun, which was 4 kilometers south of Zell Am See, Austria,
where COL Robert F. Sink had set up the REGT HQ Command Post. These
Headquarters remained until the end of July 1945, when the 506th PIR moved
to Joigny, France.




Kaprun, Austria
Kaprun, Austria




Medwig & Ponder
Andrew Medwig, unknown, and Walter Ponder



Living Quarters in Kaprun
View of houses being used as HQ, 2nd BN living quarters in Kaprun


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This page updated 04/06/13