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Near Jonestown in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Transporation Corps Unit Training Center

 
 
Transporation Corps Unit Training Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
1. Transporation Corps Unit Training Center Marker
Inscription. A stevedore training program was established in 1942 at Fort Indiantown Gap. Soldiers were trained to load and unload cargo using three wood and concrete dry land ships. Many recruits were African Americans whose companies were segregated from their parent port battalions during instruction but not in WWII combat locales such as Italy and Normandy Beach on D-Day. Training provided here enabled efficient operations instrumental in Allied victory.
 
Erected 2008 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.233′ N, 76° 32.618′ W. Marker is near Jonestown, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is at the intersection of Fisher Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 934) and Lackawanna Street, on the right when traveling west on Fisher Avenue. Click for map. The marker is located on the Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center. Marker is in this post office area: Jonestown PA 17038, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. OH-6A Cayuse (approx. 1.3 miles away); AH-1F Bell (approx. 1.3 miles away); UH-1 Iroquois (approx. 1.3 miles away); EC-130E Commando Solo I
Wide view of theTransporation Corps Unit Training Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
2. Wide view of theTransporation Corps Unit Training Center Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); EC-130E "Commando Solo" (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fallen Warrior Memorial - 2nd BCT (approx. 1.4 miles away); Nike "Ajax" Missile (approx. 1.4 miles away); 40 & 8 Boxcar (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Ceremony Marks Historical Significance of Stevedore Training Area at Fort Indiantown Gap. (Submitted on August 22, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Longshore Soldiers: Indiantown Gap in WWII. (Submitted on August 24, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the site of the wood and concrete dry land ships • Can you help?
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