|Claiborne Lee Cabaniss, Sr. climbing the Fire Tower at the top of Currahee Mountain|
|T/G V Jack B. Schlafer "ready to jump"
from a mock-up door
during jump school ground training. Jack is listed as having completed
Parachute Class #49 at Fort Benning, GA, 1942, and assigned to the
506th PIR Medical Detachment.
Claiborne Lee Cabaniss, Sr. after Jump School: Cabaniss
had left a safe assignment
He is not wearing any rank insignia because, at that time,
those on active duty who
|T/4 Claiborne Lee Cabaniss, Sr. did not ship
with the 506th PIR
to Britain because of a hernia. He was later reassigned to the 541st PIR,
which was sent to the Pacific and then broken up and placed into the
187th PIR and 188th PIR under the 11th Airborne Division.