Parachute Infantry Training
Fort Benning, GA

During 1944, soldiers were being trained at Fort Benning, GA, so
that they could be sent overseas as replacement paratroopers.

The Frying Pan
photo from Herman "Hermie" Moulliet
(HQ, 1st BN, 506th PIR, 1944-1945)
The Frying Pan area at Fort Benning: note the "air conditioning;"
all you had to do was put up a stick to hold the sides open for air.
Tar paper showers and toilets were about a block away.

photos from Leonard Vierling [HQ (Communications), 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1945]
Physical Training
Physical Training

Jump Towers
Jump Towers

Training Jump
Ready for a training jump from a C-47

Out the Door
Out the door

These pages are maintained the
506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association (Airmobile - Air Assault)
This page updated 04/06/13