Crew of an American M4 Sherman medium tank posing outside the vehicle, Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States, Jun 1942, photo 1 of 2

Caption   Crew of an American M4 Sherman medium tank posing outside the vehicle, Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States, Jun 1942, photo 1 of 2 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Library of Congress
Identification Code   LC-DIG-fsac-1a35210
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 31 Aug 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
21 Aug 2011 12:41:42 PM

ARMORED SOLDIERS: Armored soldiers the world over share the same dangers, but these GIs are dirty, dusty and tired, but still smile for the camera. Did these men survive World War II and if so what rank did each make, from Enlisted to NCO to Officer?
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
21 Aug 2011 05:12:31 PM

TANKERS IN TRAINING OJT: ON THE JOB TRAINING These tankers are issued the rubberized fiber leather type football helmet, could be the R-14 model equipped with microphone and earphones with ventilation holes w/goggles Those goggles have been made and are still issued very much as they were in WWII. During the Vietnam War I was issued one pair with smoke and clear lens. Tankers were issued one-piece type coveralls pant legs were bloused with canvas leggings. PERSONAL WEAPONS: In combat the tankers would be issued a personal M-1911A1 .45 automatic carried in a shoulder holster, or holster on the web belt w/extra magazine pouch, along w/first aid kit and canteen some even carried a bayonet. The crew carried the M-1927 .45 Thompson submachine gun, later crews were issued the M-1 .45 Thompson or the M-1 .45 Grease gun, and the special model of the M-1 Garand semi-auto, short-barreled .30-06 rifle known as the Tanker Model. Tankers also carried the Mk I and Mk II hand gernades, known as the pineapple grenade and smoke grenade. Every crew made sure they had plenty of ammo, food, water, fuel and oil and anything else that could be useful. MOUNT UP: Check out the 1943 Humphrey Bogart film Sahara. You'll see the M-3 Lee tank in action known as "Lulu Belle", what a beast! Check out the uniforms and equipment. Sahara was filmed in California's Imperial Valley I've been out in that area its hot and dry. The Germans were played by U.S. troops from the IV Armored Corps, its available on VHS and DVD.

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