HQ, 2nd Battalion
Joigny, France
September, 1945


photos from Leonard Vierling [HQ (Communications), 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1945]
Vierling, Rupert, and Smith
(L-R): Leonard E. Vierling; William A. Rupert; and Bernard S. Smith,
(all from the Communications section of HQ, 2nd BN, 506th PIR) on the wing of a
Cessna AT-17 at an airport near Joigny around the time of the final training
jump on September 20, 1945, set up so that the paratroopers could continue
to draw jump pay.



Vierling and Rupert

(L-R): Leonard E. Vierling and William A. Rupert on a Cessna AT-17, used
as a trainer, which could carry 1-2 crew members and up to 4 passengers



Message Center Chief

PFC William A. Rupert, who took over as Message Center Chief
after SSG Robert Dilworth was severely wounded at Bastogne.



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