Being in Germany 1946, must have had its unique experiences. To have a weeks "leave" would certainly bring all the smiles to the faces. Here are some.
The back row certainly seems all smiling where my Dad stands back row left (looking forward at the picture). Heading to Switzerland is the plan for these fellows of the 9th Army Air Force.
My Dad collected a lot of post cards from this visit in 1946. The following is one.
Basel, Munster it says in the lower right. On the back in small print it reads: "Bale, La Cathedrale". It would certainly be a place you might want to visit on leave.