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Fort Benning Historic Trail

Historical Site 23. Parachute Jump Towers
Built 1941, 42
Eubanks Field

Airborne Training Area -  34 Foot Tower

34 Foot Tower

The US Army Airborne School (1st Battalion, 507th Infantry Regiment) trains students in military parachuting at this and other locations. The 250-foot jump towers have been in mostly continuous use since their construction in 1941 and ‘42. Four were originally built, but one was destroyed in 1954 by a tornado. The field is named in honor of WWII Medal of Honor recipient, SGT Ray E. Eubanks.

250 Foot Jump Tower

250-foot jump towers



Controlled descent Towers

Controlled Descent Tower