Easy Company’s Campaigns
All credit goes to Marcus Brotherton who put together a wonderful appendix to his book We Who Are Alive and Remain; Untold Stories From the Band of Brothers. Which includes this timeline.
July-Nov. 1942: 506th PIR activated at Camp Toccoa, Georgia. Basic Training. Hike from Toccoa to Atlanta in late November.
Dec. 1942: Parachute training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Additional training at Benning through February ‘43.
Feb.-May 1943: Additional training exercises at Camp Mackall, North Carolina. More training jumps.
June-Aug. 1943: Additional training in Kentucky and Tennessee, then to Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Sept. 1943: Regiment moves to Camp Shanks, New York, boards SS Samaria for England. Arrive in Swindon and moved to Aldbourne.
Sept. 1943-May 1944: Additional training in Aldbourne. In May moves to marshalling area near Exeter, England, then to Upottery Airfield.