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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Clickable Map of Cumberland County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Cumberland County, NC (111) Bladen County, NC (10) Harnett County, NC (32) Hoke County, NC (6) Moore County, NC (16) Robeson County, NC (17) Sampson County, NC (7)  CumberlandCounty(111) Cumberland County (111)  BladenCounty(10) Bladen County (10)  HarnettCounty(32) Harnett County (32)  HokeCounty(6) Hoke County (6)  MooreCounty(16) Moore County (16)  RobesonCounty(17) Robeson County (17)  SampsonCounty(7) Sampson County (7)
Fayetteville is the county seat for Cumberland County
Fort Bragg is in Cumberland County
      Cumberland County (111)  
      Bladen County (10)  
      Harnett County (32)  
      Hoke County (6)  
      Moore County (16)  
      Robeson County (17)  
      Sampson County (7)  
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1North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — 15cm Medium Field Howitzer, M18
Standard howitzer for German divisions. This gun captured in Normandy, France during June 1944.Map (db m31229) HM
2North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Crossing of the Waal River Honoring our KIA's - MIA's September 20, 1944 “C” Company, 307th Engineer Battalion was in the assault wave with the Third Battalion, 504th Parachute . . . Map (db m31508) HM
3North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — 328th Infantry Rock
Carved in 1919 by a Georgia stonesmason to pay tribute to the 82D Division's 328th Infantry. Moved from Camp Gordon, Georgia first home of the 82D, to Fort Bragg in the 1950s [Rock Inscription reads] Dedicated to the memory of . . . Map (db m31495) HM
4North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — 4th Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment
In honor and memory of the paratrooopers of the 4th Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, “The Gold Falcons”Map (db m31493) HM
5North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — 82d Infantry Division
Activated 25 August 1917 Reactivated 25 March 1942 Reorganized and redesignated an airborne division 15 Augus 1942 To Our Honored Dead Campaigns Lorraine • St. Mihiel • Meuse-Argonne Sicily • Naples-Foggia • Anzio . . . Map (db m31179) WM
6North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Airlifter's Memorial
Base In honor of airlifters past, present and future Back This memorial dedicated by members of Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 367 and Noncommissioned Officers Open Mess, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, 12 June . . . Map (db m43998) HM
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7North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Bastogne Gables
This housing area is named in memory of courageous airborne troops of the U.S. Army who refused to surrender during the intense and bitter fighting against a numerically superior enemy, 19 December 1944 - 15 January 1945, in the area of Bastogne . . . Map (db m43972) HM
8North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Braxton BraggCamp Bragg, N.C.
In honor of Braxton Bragg Lieutenant Colonel, USA General, CSA Born: Warrenton N.C. 22 March 1817 Died: Galveston, Texas 27 September 1876 War Department General Order No. 77, 21 August 1918, established Camp Bragg, N.C. in . . . Map (db m62493) HM WM
9North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — C-119 "Packet"
(top) C-119C, Serial Number 50-33182. This aircraft was originally Serial Number 50-0128. On loan from the U.S. Air Force Museum Program. (middle) The Fairchild C-119, better known as the "Flying Boxcar", was capable of . . . Map (db m44001) HM
10North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — C-123 "Provider"
(top) C-123K, Serial Number 54-0372. This aircraft was originally Serial Number 54-0669. It is on loan from the U.S. Air Force Museum Program. (middle) The Fairchild C-123 was capable of carrying 60 fully equipped . . . Map (db m44002) HM
11North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — C-130 "Hercules"
The mission of the Lockheed C-130 is to provide rapid transportation of personnel or cargo for delivery by air-drop or by air-land. The aircraft can be used as a tactical transport carrying 92 ground troops or 64 paratroopers and equipment. It . . . Map (db m44003) HM
12North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — C-7 "Caribou"
First flown by the Army in the 1960s, the C-7 was used to provide logistic support, particularly in Vietnam. Used to support airborne training through the 1970s. This aircraft was used by the U.S. Army Parachute Demonstration Team, the Golden . . . Map (db m31236) HM
13North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Curtis C-46 "Commando"
First aircraft with jump doors on both sides of fuselage. Used for airborne operations in 1945 to early 1950s.Map (db m31230) HM
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14North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — DC-3/C-47 "Skytrain"
(top) C-47D, Serial Number 44-118427 This aircraft was originally serial number 44-76462. It is on loan from the U.S. Air Force Museum Program. (middle) The Douglas C-47 Skytrain, the military version of the DC-3, was . . . Map (db m43999) HM
15North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Douglas C-47
Known as the “Skytrain”, the C-47 was the workhorse of the Army Air Corps transport units. Carried 82D troopers into battle at Sicily, Salerno, Normandy, and Holland.Map (db m31231) HM
16North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Enlisted Personnel Memorial
As enlisted men and women of our great nation, nothing captures our professionalism more than the Oath of Enlistment. It states... "I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I . . . Map (db m44007) HM
17North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Fairchild C-119"Flying Boxcar"
Used to support airborne operations from the 1940s through the 1960s. First aircraft to handle large parachute loads containing 3/4 ton trucks and 105-mm howitzers.Map (db m31492) HM
18North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Fairchild C-123-KProvider
Developed in the 1950s as an assault transport. The fullsection rear ramp door made this an ideal aircraft for support of airborne operations from the 1950s into the 1970s.Map (db m31234) HM
19North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — I-17 — Fort Bragg
Established 1918 as U.S. field artillery training center. Named for N.C. native Braxton Bragg, Lt. Col., USA; Gen., CSA.Map (db m30973) HM
20North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — I 94 — Ft. Bragg School Integration
In 1951 superintendant Mildred Poole integrated Riley School 1 mi. S.W. three years before U.S. Supreme Court mandate.Map (db m134415) HM
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21North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Iron Mike[The Airborne Trooper]
In honor of Airborne Troopers whose courage, dedication, and traditions make them the world's finest fighting soldiersMap (db m31176) HM
22North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Lt. Harley H. Pope
Aviation Pioneer 1879-1918 Presented by citizens of Bedford, IndianaMap (db m43971) HM
23North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — M-551A1 Sheridan Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle
This six ton Sheridan from C Company, 3rd Battalion, 73rd Armor, was dropped by parachute into Panama on 20 December 1989 during Operation JUST CAUSE. The Sheridan replaced the Scorpion in the late 1960s, but Panama was the first time . . . Map (db m31476) HM
24North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — M-56 Scorpion Self-Propelled Antitank Gun
A fully-tracked 90mm gun developed in the 1950s to provide airborne troops with a mobile antitank weapon. Used by airborne armored battalions and airborne infantry tank companies in the 1960s.Map (db m31491) HM
25North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Meadows Memorial Parade FieldIn Memory of Major Richard J. Meadows — 16 June 1931 – 29 July 1995 —
During his long and illustrious career, Major Meadows embodied all of those qualities that mark the unique individuals serving in Special Operations Forces. Major Meadows’ extraordinary achievements throughout his dedicated service with Army Special . . . Map (db m31484) HM
26North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Pope Air Force Base Air Park
Dedicated to the men and women who flew and maintained these aircraft. Responding to the call to arms, they embraced the difficult challenges and held high the proud heritage of the United States Air Force. This monument stands guard at Pope's . . . Map (db m44004) HM
27North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Pope Airmen Memorial
Front In honor of those Pope airmen who have given their lives for their country while performing flying duties * * * * * * Dedicated to the memory of those who were killed in a C-130 accident on November 30, 1978 Robert J. Caton • . . . Map (db m44005) HM
28North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Pope Airmen Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of those Pope airmen who lost their lives in a C-130 accident at Sicily extraction zone on July 1, 1987 Capt. Garry M. Bardo, Jr. • A1C Albert G. Dunse • Capt. John B. Keiser, III • TSgt Timothy J. MatarMap (db m44006) HM
29North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — Stang Field
Named in honor of Colonel Arthur C. Stang III 13 Mar 37 - 2 Sep 80 Former commander of the 3d Brigade and Chief of Staff, 82d Airborne Division who was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for outstanding contributions to . . . Map (db m31184) HM
30North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — T-8 90mmAntitank Gun
Developed late in World War II, the 90mm was the most powerful American antitank weapon of that conflict. It was used by the 82nd Airborne Division in the postwar era between 1946 and 1956.Map (db m31475) HM
31North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — UH-1A Iroquois Utility Helicopter
Nicknamed the Huey, helicopters of this type supported Division airmobile operations in the 1960s and 1970s. The UH-1 was also capable of dropping paratroopers or sling loading heavy equipmentMap (db m31465) HM
32North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fort Bragg — USASOC Memorial WallIn Memory of Our Fallen Special Operations Soldiers — United States Army Special Operations Command —
Welcome Kinsman, Comrade, Friend. Recorded here on this humble Wall are the names of our fallen Heroes. They were and will always be cherished Soldiers of Army Special Operations, our comrades in arms. Know that they eagerly sought and accepted our . . . Map (db m31488) WM
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Sep. 29, 2022