Fort Benning, Georgia

Fort Benning’s history goes back to October 1918 for basic training during World War I. Per armybases.org

“Today, the Infantry School as well as the permanent buildings that were completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps are still at Fort Benning. In 1940, the 2nd Armored Division was also formed at the camp. It was first seen in action in the Pacific Theater of Operations and the Operation Torch in North Africa.

When World War II took place, Fort Benning immediately became the home to the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, popularly known as Triple Nickel. Members began training in December 1943, which was also an important milestone for Black Americans. They played a huge role in shaping the history of the Home of the Infantry, which eventually expanded to become the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion. The group was trained at Fort Benning but they were not deployed overseas. During this period, the Triple Nickel also had over a thousand parachute jumps that played the role of smoke jumpers.”

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Large letter “Greetings from the Infantry School Ft. Benning, GA.”

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“Demonstrations in all phases of modern warfare and combat make the course at Fort Benning an interesting one which combines theory and practice to train the men for future emergency.”

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Dawn Attack, the Infantry School

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Partial View of Lawson Field, the Infantry School

 

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