|All 3 battalions of the 506th PIR were quartered, in raised huts, in the "Frying Pan area" of Fort Benning, about a quarter mile from Lawson Field, where they took C and D Stage Paratrooper Training, consisting of 250 foot parachute tower jumps, packing parachutes, landing skills, and finally, 5 parachute jumps from an airplane in flight.|
Alabama area (with its unpaved roads) at Fort Benning, GA.
Are these soldiers from the 506th PIR in a "chow line" for the Mess Hall?
Or in a "pay call" line, possibly prior to furlough after Jump School?
After their fifth training jump at Fort Benning, each 506th
PIR Currahee was