505th Parachute Infantry

505th Parachute Infantry (HM9F8)

Location: Cusseta, GA 31905 Chattahoochee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 21.251', W 84° 58.167'

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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. Gavin was the first commander.

Assigned to the 82d 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.
HM NumberHM9F8
Year Placed1992
Placed By505 RCT Association
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 9:15pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 691072 N 3581507
Decimal Degrees32.35418333, -84.96945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.251', W 84° 58.167'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 15.06" N, 84° 58' 10.02" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6219 Burr St, Cusseta GA 31905, US
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