2.9.2005


ENLARGE THE PHOTO


All Aboard
Official U.S. Army News photo, dated September 4, 1941

Men of the 1st Armored Division, stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, board a Railway Express Agency troop train for prewar maneuvers in Louisiana. Note the variety of headgear, including doughboy helmets, overseas side hats, and early boonie hats. Note also the sidearms, including the Colt revolvers in the old cavalry style holsters, as well as the 1911A1 automatic pistol in the flap holster. Note also the tanker coveralls.

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