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World War II-era plane finds a home at Camp Toccoa
The Camp Toccoa at Currahee Project members plan to restore the fuselage of the C-47. - photo by Michelle Boaen Jameson
When paratroopers dropped into Normandy on D-Day, the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment was among the troops who jumped from a plane and landed behind enemy lines. Those soldiers trained for that task and many others at Camp Toccoa in Stephens County more than 70 years ago. After training, they were stationed at Fort Benning for enhanced training before being sent to Europe in 1944 for D-Day when Allied troops invaded western Europe.