505th Parachute Infantry historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
505th Parachute Infantry historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1992
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Chattahoochee County
Location:
United States, Georgia, Chattahoochee County, 32.3469718, -84.7870497
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Eubanks Field on Burr Street, Fort Benning
Text of marker: "505TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY. This marker commemorates the activation on 6 July 1942 of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the Frying Pan Area near here. Lieutenant Colonel James M. Gavin was the first commander. Assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division in February 1943, the Regiment made four combat jumps and saw battle action in Sicily, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany in six campaigns: Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Normandy, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. 505 RCT Association. 505 PIR 456 FA Bn. B/307 Engr. Bn. 80 AA/AT Bn. 307 Med. 6 July 1992"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_505th-parachute-infantry
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_505th-parachute-infantry
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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