Loading color scheme

Fort Benning, GA: May 15-28, 1943

The 511th PIR arrived at Fort Benning's Frying Pan and found that due to their high-level of physical training they would skip Phase A of Jump School and go on to finish Phases B, C and D before heading back to Camp Mackall. After learning to jump, tumble, PLF-land, slip and collapse chutes and much more, the men took their five qualifying jumps from C-47s and nearly burst their buttons when the Silver Badge of Courage, their jump wings, were pinned on their chests.