Will Be Sent
To Japan Soon
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. --- Pfc James E. Downing, 21, son of Mrs. Lessie
C. Downing, 236 Hospital ave., Greenwood, S.C., is scheduled to be
sent to Japan as part of Operation Gyroscope, the Army's new rotation
Downing will be flown to the Far East with approximately 4000 other
members of the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team in giant C-124
Globemasters. The 508th will replace the 187 RCT.
A squad leader in Headquarters Company, Downing
entered the army in December 1953 and completed basic training at
Camp Gordon, Ga.
Index-Journal, Greenwood, SC, 09 Jul 1955, Saturday, Page
508th Boards A Globemaster
as they prepare to leave for Japan in Operation Gyroscope