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US Army soldier posing with his M1 Garand rifle next to a M3 halftrack, Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States, Jun 1942, photo 1 of 4

Caption   US Army soldier posing with his M1 Garand rifle next to a M3 halftrack, Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States, Jun 1942, photo 1 of 4 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Library of Congress
Identification Code   LC-DIG-fsac-1a35209
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M3 Half-Track   Main article  Photos  
M1 Garand   Main article  Photos  
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 8 Jun 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
31 Oct 2011 09:51:04 AM

Photos 1 of 4, 2 of 4 and 3 of 4 are the same GI. Uniform is a twill green fatigue shirt and trousers, M1917 steel helmet, as you can see the M1917 doesn't provide any protection to the side, back or front of the head, the new M1 helmet would provide better protection. SHOULDER THAT WEAPON: Our GI, has been issued the M1 Garand rifle in 30.06 caliber the weapon held eight rounds and was a semi-auto weapon. He's wearing the M1928 cartridge belt that held 80 rounds of ammo, M1910 canteen w/cover, and what looks like his gas mask bag behind the canteen, he's wearing M1938 canvas leggings w/service shoe. Star on the side of the M3, should be in white, maybe the age of the photo turned it yellow. The rear track of the M3 was simple in design, and easy to maintain and service not as complex as the German Sd.Kfz 250/251s The other photographs show the same GI, but the color is different in each photo those photos are 70 years old 1942 to 2012.

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