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Lafayette in Macon County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

World War II Maneuvers

 
 
World War II Maneuvers Marker Dedication Program. image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, October 24, 2014
1. World War II Maneuvers Marker Dedication Program.
Inscription. Macon was one of 22 Tennessee host counties for World War II maneuvers before the invasion of Europe in 1944. The county was chosen because its terrain was similar to that in Europe. The war games prepared soldiers for active combat after the invasion. Soldiers were divided into Blue and Red camps to conduct mock drills and battles. On June 15 and 16, 1943, the skies above Brattontown were filled with the 101st Airborne C-47 transport planes and 326th Glider Regiment WACO CG-4A gliders. The flat open ground in the area was ideal for the 502nd and 506th Parachute Infantrymen's glider practice. The prior evening, this same paratrooper unit jumped into Willette in Macon County to draw Red forces in a feinting action.
 
Erected 2014. (Marker Number 3B 82.)
 
Location. 36° 31.731′ N, 86° 3.351′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Tennessee, in Macon County. Marker is on Highway 52 Bypass. Touch for map. Located at the Macon County, TN Welcome Center, 685 Highway 52 Bypass West, Lafayette, TN 37083. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette TN 37083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Family Tragedy (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Home of William Dunn (approx. 1.2 miles away); Macon County in the Civil War (approx. 1.7 miles away); Macon County (approx. 1.7 miles away); Macon County War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Macon County Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); Woodmore Hotel (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ambush at Meadowville (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2015, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on January 19, 2015, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. Photo   1. submitted on January 12, 2015, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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