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Fort Benning's 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion

"The Triple Nickles"


# 9 in a series of videos featured on the Aviation Trail Parachute Museum Theater -

A Double Feature on Parachute History

by Fort Benning TV


Presented by Fort Benning TV

Presented by Fort Benning TV


These videos tell the story of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, the first all-black unit of paratroopers. The unit was the first of its kind, an all-black paratroop battalion, nicknamed the "Triple Nickles." They were used as smokejumpers, fighting forest fires ignited by Japanese balloon bombs on the West Coast, becoming known as the 555 "Smoke Jumpers."

See more about Fort Benning (soon to be renamed Fort Moore) at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Benning.



See the Parachute Museum page for access to more Parachute Museum Theater videos.


The Aviation Trail Parachute Museum

16 South Williams Street

Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 225-7705



 

The Aviation Trail Parachute Museum is Site #1b on the Aviation Trail


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