Tennessee Maneuvers
June 1943


On 1 June 1943, while at Camp Mackall, NC, the 506th PIR was attached to the 101st Airborne Division. Shortly thereafter, the 506th moved west to participate in the Tennessee Maneuvers. Here they dropped behind the lines to establish roadblocks, destroy bridges, and snarl communications. After participating in the maneuvers, the 506th moved to Fort Bragg, NC, as a trained fighting unit.


photo from Jason Shaw, grandson of CPL Gilbert D. Shaw
[HQ (LMG Platoon), 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945]
Amos Small

Amos E. Small [HQ (LMG Platoon), 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945]
landed in a tree during the maneuvers


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