10 Sep 1923

United States
  • Joseph Stilwell enrolled in the Advanced Officer's Course, Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Columbus, Georgia | CPC]
29 May 1924

United States
  • Joseph Stilwell completed the Advanced Officer's Course, Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Columbus, Georgia | CPC]
30 May 1924

United States
30 May 1925

United States
10 Jul 1929

United States
30 May 1933

United States
  • Joseph Stilwell stepped down as the Chief of First Section (Tactics) at Fort Benning, Georgia, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Columbus, Georgia | CPC]
15 Jul 1940

United States
  • The US 2nd Armored Division was formed at Fort Benning, Georgia, United States under the command of Major General Charles L. Scott with Colonel George S. Patton Jr., a brigade commander in the division, in charge of training. ww2dbase [George Patton | Columbus, Georgia | AC]
29 Aug 1940

United States
  • The first mass jump by American paratroopers was carried out at Fort Benning, Georgia, United States in front of a high ranking audience with complete success. ww2dbase [Columbus, Georgia | AC]
21 Mar 1942

United States
  • At Fort Benning in Georgia, United States, 276 men of the US 501st Parachute Battalion received their "wings". ww2dbase [Columbus, Georgia | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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