115-Mile March to Atlanta
2nd Battalion, 506th PIR
December 1-3, 1942

In late November 1942, with the "A" Stage training behind them, the 506th was ordered to Fort Benning for parachute training. On December 1-3, the 2nd Battalion marched from Camp Toccoa to Atlanta, GA, a distance of 115 miles, where they boarded trains for the remainder of the trip to Fort Benning. This march was described a December 4, 1942, The Constitution (Atlanta) newspaper article.


Copies of the original The Atlanta Journal newspaper photos from
Ray Aebischer (F Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)

Dog Company

Photo also published in the Currahee Scrapbook, 506th PIR 20 July 1942 - 4 July 1945

The Currahees in this photo are from D Company. The 2 troopers in front
are (L):
PFC Roy H. Austin (KIA Noville, Belgium) and (R): PFC Eric T. Groves.
The trooper with his helmet in his hand may be PVT Frank D. Anness.




Lunch Workout

Easy Company -- (Kneeling L): 1LT Richard D. Winters

A copy of this photo is in the Richard D. Winters Collection, US Army Military History Institute, Carlisle, PA.
MAJ Winters had drawn a small arrow pointing to the trooper with the carbine and annotated it as "Lt. Winters."





Strung Out



Assistant Mascot



PFC R. David Moellenkamp



Odom Fanning



Head Men



HQ, 2nd BN



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This page updated 04/06/13