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 Constitution (Atlanta) newspaper photos from
Ray Aebischer (F Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
Sprained Foot

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



Draftee

Easy Company

(L-R): PFC DeWitt Lowery (carrying "Draftee"); Benjamin J. "Bud" Stoney
(transferred to HQ, 2nd BN; KIA D-Day); Robert B. "Burr" Smith



No Change of Socks

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



PVT George J. Rajner

Easy Company

PVT George J. Rajner (transferred to 505th PIR, 82nd Airborne Division; KIA 07/03/44)



2nd Battalion Officers



Bivouack





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This page updated 04/06/13