HQ, 2nd Battalion
Light Machine Gun Platoon

photos from Lisa Christy Murphy, granddaughter of
Arzie L. Cristy [HQ (LMG Platoon), 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1945]

Sarrebourg Signs
Sarrebourg is in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France.
All of the 506th PIR left Bastogne, Belgium on the 20th of
January 1945, and moved to the Alsace Province of France.

Rhine River, April 1945
The back of this Arlie Cristy photo reads: Here is a picture of the Rhine River. Where I
took this from was where I had an outpost. I had my machine gun set up right on the river.


May 1945, Berchtesgaden, Germany

(Front L-R): Louis Cioni, Lillington Tew, Kenneth Parker, Arzie Cristy

Captured Vehicles
Captured vehicles

Nazi Flag & Anopheles Mosquito
Written on back of photo: Ike Capaner, Jump Baker, Morganti, Gabor, Cobb, LaPlaeu

French Plane

French Moraine-Saulnier MS 230 plane with German insignia

The French-manufactured MS 230 was one of the most widely-used trainers
in the 1930s. It was a tough, high-wing monoplane used in large numbers in
military flying schools in many countries.

Zell Am See

Zell Am See, Austria, where the 506th PIR established its command
post in May 1945, and remained there until the end of July 1945.

Mortar Boys

August 1, 1945: Currahees from the HQ, 2nd BN, 506th PIR 81mm Mortar Platoon ready
to board French 40 & 8's boxcars for the trip from Zell Am See, Austria to Joigny, France

Final Training Jump

September 20, 1945, Joigny, France: ready for the final training jump, made from 1,200
feet at the end of the war, so that the paratroopers could continue to collect jump pay.

October 1945

October 27, 1945: on furlough in Switzerland

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This page updated 04/06/13