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505th Parachute Infantry

 
 
505th Parachute Infantry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, December 30, 2006
1. 505th Parachute Infantry Marker
Inscription. This marker commemorates the activation on 6 July 1942 of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the Frying Pan area near here. Lieutenant Colonel James M. Gavin was the first commander.

Assigned to the 82d Airborne Division in February 1943, the Regiment made four combat jumps and saw battle action in Sicily, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany in six campaigns: Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Normandy, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.
 
Erected 1992 by 505 RCT Association.
 
Location. 32° 21.251′ N, 84° 58.167′ W. Marker is in Fort Benning, Georgia, in Chattahoochee County. Marker is at the intersection of Burr Street and Chesney Street, on the right when traveling west on Burr Street. Click for map. The marker is on Fort Benning Military Reservation, near Columbus Georgia. It is located near the U.S. Army Airborne School parade ground, near several exhibits (including World War II and Korean War era aircraft). Marker is in this post office area: Fort Benning GA 31995, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Infantry Board (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gowdy Field (approx. 0.9 miles away); China Gate (approx. 0.9 miles away); Post Headquarters -- JAG (approx. one mile away); Fort Benning / Fort Benning Military Reservation (approx. 1.1 miles away); "Riverside" (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dwight David Eisenhower (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Benning - Station Hospital / National Infantry Museum (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Benning.
 
Also see . . .  505th Parachute Infantry. Details of the unit's operations in World War II. (Submitted on June 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,383 times since then and 63 times this year. Last updated on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photo   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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