“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Benicia in Solano County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Gen. Quandt Lane

Gen. Quandt Lane Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 12, 2011
1. Gen. Quandt Lane Marker
Inscription. In honor of native son Douglass Phillip Quandt, Major General, U.S. Army Corps.
Born in this arsenal, Douglass Quandt graduated from West Point and went on to command parachute batallions in the European and Pacific Campaigns in WWII and later in the Korean conflict. He served his country well and we are proud of him.
Location. 38° 2.801′ N, 122° 8.007′ W. Marker is in Benicia, California, in Solano County. Marker is on Gen. D.P. Quandt Lane near Washington Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Benicia CA 94510, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Commandant's Home (a few steps from this marker); Clock Tower (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1849 - Benicia Arsenal – 1964 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camel Barns (approx. 0.4 miles away); Benicia Barracks Site (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing); 1854 – Saint Paulís Episcopal Church – 1954 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Benicia.
Also see . . .
1. The 457th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion - Unit History
Gen. Quandt Lane Marker - wide view, taken from the front porch of the Commandant's Quarters Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 12, 2011
2. Gen. Quandt Lane Marker - wide view, taken from the front porch of the Commandant's Quarters
The marker for General Quandt is attached to the large, rounded boulder. To the left of it on a low cement base is a dedication plaque for the rehabilitation of the Benicia Commandant's Quarters building.
. "The cadre for the 457th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion (PFAB) was formed at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina (NC) in January, 1943 from the 456th PFAB which was activated on 24 September 1942. They moved to Camp Mackall, NC to form the 11th Airborne Division and were formally activated on 25 February 1943 under the command of Major Douglass P. Quandt." (Submitted on March 22, 2011.) 

2. Fifth Wheel - The story of an "extra" outfit in the 11th Airborne Division..... Colonel Quandt's July 1946 article in The Field Artillery Journal on one battery's role in the assault on Luzon during WWII. The end of the article has the added bonus of an unrelated sidebar describing an 18th Century historical marker ("The Boozer's Stone") in England dedicated to a soldier "who died of a violent Fever contracted by drinking Small Beer when hot...". (Submitted on March 22, 2011.) 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, World II
Gen. D.P. Quandt Lane and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 12, 2011
3. Gen. D.P. Quandt Lane and Marker
The Lane is shown here, in front of the Benicia Commandant's Quarters. The lane, essentially, connects the parking lot on the northern side of the Quarters to the parking lot on the southern side of the Quarters.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 803 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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