„YOUR ID CARD PLEASE“
With this phrase the above photograph of an security check by U.S.Military Policemen was printed by the „Schwaebische Landeszeitung“ (the only by the military government licensed newspaper shortly after WWII) at November, 6.,1945.
This picture was taken at the „North Gate“ of the former german „Luftgau-Nachrichtenkaserne“ (Signal Barracks), before the „Grasiger Weg“ („Grassy Lane“)was closed for the public by errecting the later called „Pfersee Gate“ of the Sheridan Kaserne at the beginning of the „Grasiger Weg“.
At this time the „Grasiger Weg“ divided the later Sheridan Kaserne into an southern part, called Patch Barracks, and an northern part, called Sheridan Kaserne.
Strict controls of bags and ID by MP personell – the cooperation of local nationals with the U.S.Miliatry Community was part of the City of Augsburgs history pretty soon after WWII. We think, the U.S.Forces gave a few people some of the very rare jobs at this time of occupation of our city.