The following photos were taken by my father, U.S. Army Air Forces Lt. Delbert R. Walden, while he was stationed in Germany as part of the Army of Occupation from December 1945 to July 1946. Although my father's military records are not entirely clear, it appears he was assigned to the following units/areas: XII Tactical Air Command (Bad Kissingen / Würzburg); 344th Bombardment Group (M), 9th Air Force, (Schleissheim, near Munich); 496th Bomb Squadron (part of the 344th?); and also possibly in the 438th Sig Cons Bn (I have not been able to identify this unit).
The photos that my brother and I have been able to identify were all taken in southern Bavaria and the Alps ... Garmisch, Bodensee, Chiemsee, Berchtesgaden and Salzburg, and around Munich (plus a few in Frankfurt/Main). The thumbnail photos below are some of those we have not been able to identify conclusively. Anyone who can identify any of these locations is asked to contact the page author at: walden01(at)comcast.net. I believe many of these were likely taken in Munich, or perhaps Salzburg, but others likely weren't.
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UPDATES -- Many thanks to Robert Noss, Walter Joyner, Jim Gibson, Roland Fogt, George Conrad, Johan Metselaar, Florian Beierl, Ken Bacon, Bob Robinson, Werner Müller, Guenter Braun, Hans Colsman, Paul Higgins, and Dr. Ulrich Wieczorek, who have identified the following photos:
Unk1 -- Berchtesgaden, looking off the back
terrace of the Berchtesgadener Hof hotel
My special thanks to Herr Guenter Braun of the Bayerische-Flugzeug-Historiker e.V., for identifying the above photos of Schleissheim Airfield, where my father was stationed.
Visit Scott Pinkowski's "Lost Images of World War II" page to see his grandfather's unidentified photos, similar to these. My thanks to Scott for giving me this idea!
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This page initially uploaded on 20 July 2000.