"A" Stage Training
Camp Toccoa, GA
August-November, 1942

13 weeks of "A" Stage Training:  12 hours of physical training and work on weapons
made for a fairly complete day -- what with the spare time being filled in with little10-20
mile night marches, which won for themselves the name Rat-Race.

photos from Frank Hamel (REGT HQ, 506th PIR, 1942-1943)
Training Gear

Frank Hamel in training gear: the 34-foot mock up tower and
part of the obstacle course can be seen in the background.

Frank later lived near Toccoa, GA, where he attended the
Robert F. Sink Memorial Trail Dedication, November 2-4, 2000.

Obstacle Course

Currahees trained on the "roughest obstacle course in the United States Army."

Jump School Ground Training

Part of the "A" Stage paratrooper jump school ground training

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506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association (Airmobile - Air Assault)
This page updated 04/06/13