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Old 09-12-2017, 08:56 PM
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We have a cabin in the mountains near Toccoa. The museum in Toccoa is well worth the time or drive to visit. They have everything you can imagine from weapons to walls covered the the decorations they earned in WWII. To anyone interested in WWII History, it is a must see.

In France, Sainte Mere Eglais ,a church shows their respect of our war fighters..

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2573/...1a4723b253.jpg

sohttps://farm8.staticflickr.com/7327/13051160623_48e6d7738b.jpg

It took us long to go through the WWII area of the museum, we did not see the Vietnam exhibit. As I served in Vietnam as a 11B4P, we will return..
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We have a cabin in the mountains near Toccoa. The museum in Toccoa is well worth the time or drive to visit. They have everything you can imagine from weapons to walls covered the the decorations they earned in WWII. To anyone interested in WWII History, it is a must see.

In France, Sainte Mere Eglais ,a church shows their respect of our war fighters..

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2573/...1a4723b253.jpg

sohttps://farm8.staticflickr.com/7327/13051160623_48e6d7738b.jpg

It took us long to go through the WWII area of the museum, we did not see the Vietnam exhibit. As I served in Vietnam as a 11B4P, we will return..
Interesting, I'll have to check out the museum;

"The museums are all located in the newly-renovated Train Depot in historical downtown Toccoa, GA, where paratroopers first arrived in town by train before walking to the camp to begin their training."

I think it was about a five mile walk!

http://www.toccoahistory.com/#welcome

https://www.camptoccoaatcurrahee.org/photo-gallery-1
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:06 PM
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Paratroopers marched from Toccoa to Atlanta;

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/41202/...s-paratroopers

http://old.506infantry.org/hiswwii/h...iiphoto37.html

Newspaper article of the march;

http://old.506infantry.org/images2/w...r_clipping.jpg

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Old 09-14-2017, 09:56 AM
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Harris Neck federal property was some kind of training air field on the coast . Mcintosh co. I think
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Don't forget we trained British pilots for WW2 as well.
https://turnerfield-miller.com/eras/british-training
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Robert Lee Scott of Flying Tigers, 14th Air Force and "God is my Co-pilot" fame. You should also read his "Boring a Hole in the Sky" to see how a genuine hero was run out of the Air Force by jealous desk pilots. It will make your bp rise.

For clarification, Scott was not part of the AVG although he did fly one of their planes that was loaned to him by Gen. Chennault.
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