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

Transportation Corps Unit Training Center

 
 
Transportation Corps Unit Training Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
1. Transportation 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. Touch 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); M4A3 Sherman Tank
Wide view of the Transportation Corps Unit Training Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
2. Wide view of the Transportation Corps Unit Training Center Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Company G, 112th Infantry, and Service Troop, 104th Cavalry, War Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); M46 Patton Tank (approx. 1.4 miles away); M60A3 Patton Tank (approx. 1.4 miles away); M113A2 APC (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Longshore Soldiers: Indiantown Gap in WWII. (Submitted on August 24, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Stevedore Training Site at Fort Indiantown Gap image. Click for full size.
3. Stevedore Training Site at Fort Indiantown Gap
This photo shows how wood and concrete mock-ups of ships could be used for stevedore training. Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 23, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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