Camp MacKall - 194th GIR
The 194th Glider Infantry Regiment of the United States Army of America was officially created on December 16, 1942. It was assigned as an organic part of the 17th Airborne Division and was activated on April 15, 1943 at Camp Mackall, North Carolina. At the time of activation, the commanding staff of the 194th Glider Infantry Regiment was composed with the following officers :
- Colonel James R Pierce : Commanding.
- Lt. Col. Clark N Bailey : Executive officer.
- Major Carl Peterson : Regimental Plans & Training Officer (S3).
Nice view of the Headquarters of the 194th Glider Infantry Regiment when the 17th A/B was located in Camp MacKall, N.C. in 1943 (original (unpublished ?) photo - TFH collection).
You are in the Army now ...
I have in my collection a little grouping that belonged to Leo F GUMPER (ASN 33602366 ?). Leo served with HQ Company of the 194th GIR. I have found in this grouping this interesting document : a Memorandum dated April 6, 1943 and signed by the divisional CO, Major General William M. MILEY. This 4 pages document is the internal rules and regulation distributed to each Enlisted Man. Some kind of a new soldier's guide with all the important info required for the military life in 33 points (original document - TFH collection).