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RaoulJan
04-11-2015, 10:23
I finally got my DA Form 20 from the NRPC and was looking at the school / training section.

For Jump School I thought I would find a 1/507 assignment but found
48th Co, 4th Stu Bn (Abn) Ft. Bragg
instead.

I can't find anything on that outfit outside of some re-assign orders from Ft. Benning.

Was this just a paper outfit or did it really exist?

Thanks in advance!

Peregrino
04-11-2015, 11:10
I finally got my DA Form 20 from the NRPC and was looking at the school / training section.

For Jump School I thought I would find a 1/507 assignment but found
48th Co, 4th Stu Bn (Abn) Ft. Bragg
instead.

I can't find anything on that outfit outside of some re-assign orders from Ft. Benning.

Was this just a paper outfit or did it really exist?

Thanks in advance!

IIRC mine say 45th Co, 4th STU Bn, Fort BENNING. That was 1978. They didn't change to their current designation until years later. (Not sure when - once I left Benning for the last time, I never looked back.)

Richard
04-11-2015, 11:49
Prior to Oct 1985, the BAC was run by the 4th Abn Tng Bn, The School Bde, Fort Benning, GA, and had an HHC and 4 student training companies (42nd, 43rd, 44th, and 45th).

On 23 Oct 1985 the 4th Abn Tng Bn was redesignated 1st Bn, 507th Parachute Inf Rgt with an HHC and 4 companies (A, B, C, and D).

45th Co became A Co; 44th Co became B Co; 43rd Co became C Co; 42nd Co became D Co.

I was Chief, Tower Training Branch, at the time and 6 months later took command of HHC, 1-507th. The first pic is us with the solid Infantry blue 4th Abn Tng Bn flash - the second is us a couple of months later with the blue-bordered and diagonal lightning bolt over white background 1-507th flash after redesignation and gaining regimental affiliation.

4th Bn Pic:

Standing (L-R) 42nd Co Cdr, 45th Co Cdr, Bn XO, Bn Cdr, Bn S-3, 44th Co Cdr, Bn S-4
Kneeling (L-R) Ground Chief, Tower Chief, Jump Chief, Pathfinder Chief, 43rd XO, 43rd Cdr, Bn Chaplain

1-507th Pic:

Standing (L-R) Bn S-3 Air, Tower XO, D Cdr, Bn S-3, Bn Cdr, Bn S-1, Jump XO, HHC Cdr, Bn XO
Kneeling (L-R) C XO, Pathfinder Chief, A Cdr, Ground Chief, Tower Chief, Jump Chief, Bn Chaplain, Bn S-4

Richard

RaoulJan
04-13-2015, 10:48
Thanks guys!