As each man
completed his five qualifying jumps "from an aircraft in flight"
parachute training at Fort Benning he received a signed certificate
attesting that he was now a qualified parachutist.
not the only jump school that men of the 508th attended however and during
1943 when they joined the regiment at Camp Mackall, similar certificates
were issued. Following deployment to the ETO, the 82d set up
another jump school at Cottesmore, England as well.
seems to have been an honest man. Where his certificate reads
"... made the required number of jumps from an aircraft in flight",
he crossed out the word "FLIGHT" and wrote instead "FRIGHT".