Airborne Classbooks (books)
 

These four 7.5 by 10.5-inch books are the original books for the below timeframes.  These Classbook are nearly impossible to fine.  They are a treasure for any former student who took their airborne training at Fort Benning, Georgia during one of these timeframes.   Just as those digitized Classbooks on DVD, they too contain pictures of the training facilities at Fort Benning, Georgia, scenes of student paratroopers going through three-weeks of the toughest training the U.S. Military had to offer, as well as, cadre and student pictures. Click on any of the thumbnails below to enlarge for eading.

CLASS           COMPANY                  GRADUATION DATE

39                     B & E                                 27 April 1951

12                     Hqts & Service Co.        29 June 1956

11                     Hqts & Service Co.        6 June 1958

20A                  43                                19 December 1963

 

Airborne Classbooks DVD

The DVD contains digital copies of 28 issues of the Fort Benning Airborne Classbooks in my collection. As with my other 101st Airborne Division publications, i.e. "The Screaming Eagle" newspapers, 101st Association's "The Screaming Eagle" bi-monthly magazines, and the 1968 and 1969 Yearbooks", it has been said to be the largest private collection from the Vietnam war era outside the museum at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  It has taken me over 50 years to assemble this collection.  The DVD contains digital copies of each Classbook pages (28 books) in my current collection.  Listed below are those issues.    Click on any thumbnail example below to open for reading and viewing.

Classes - Companies - Graduation Dates  

CLASS           COMPANY                  GRADUATION DATE

39                     B & E                                 27 April 1951

12                     Hqts & Service Co.        29 June 1956

11                     Hqts & Service Co.        6 June 1958

20A                  43                                19 December 1963

9                       43                                18 September 1964  

1                       42                                21 July 1965  

21                     44 & 48                      23 December 1965  

1                       42                                27 May 1966

2                       43  47                          29 July 1966

9                       44 & 44                       30 September 1966  

10                     45 & 39                       7 October 1966 

13                     44 & 48                       28 October 1966 

20                     44  48                          19 December 1966

30                     42 & 46                       24 March 1967

32                     45 & 49                       14 April 1967

34                     43 & 47                       28 April 1967

36                      45 & 49                      12 May 1967

38                      43 & 47                      26 May 1967

42                      44 & 48                      30 June 1967

43                      43 & 49                      7 July 1967  

4                        42 & 46                      11 August 1967

10                      45 & 49                      29 Sept. 1967

20                      44 & 48                      15 December 1967

32                      45 & 49                      5 April 1968

33                      42 & 46                      12 April 1968

35                      44 & 48                      26 April  1968

37                     42 & 46                       11 May 1968

3                       43 & 47                       3 July 1969