Historic Markers Across Georgia

505th Parachute Infantry

Marker ID:  
Location: Eubanks Field on Burr Street, Fort Benning
County: Chattahoochee
Coordinates: N 32° 21.262    W 084° 58.083
  32.354366    -84.96805
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
505th Parachute Infantry Marker
Photo by David Seibert


This marker commemorates the activation on 6 July 1942 of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the Frying Pan Area near here. Lieutenant Colonel James M. McGavin was the first commander. Assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division in February 1943, the Regiment made four combat jumps and saw battle action in Sicily, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany in six campaigns: Sicily, Naples-Foggia, NOrmandy, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.

505 RCT Association
505 PIR 456
FA Bn.
B/307 Engr. Bn.
80 AA/AT Bn.
307 Med.
6 July 1992