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An ethnically Chinese soldier of the US Army posing with a Thompson sub-machinegun next to a halftrac armored car, Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States, Jun 1942

Caption   An ethnically Chinese soldier of the US Army posing with a Thompson sub-machinegun next to a halftrac armored car, Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States, Jun 1942 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Library of Congress
Identification Code   LC-USE6-D-007928 DLC
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M3 Half-Track   Main article  Photos  
Thompson   Main article  Photos  
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 16 Jun 2007
Licensing  Public Domain



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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
30 Oct 2011 06:37:07 PM

POSE FOR THE CAMERA:

Looks like the GI, is still wearing his M1917
steel helmet, as you can see the helmet didn't provide much protection to the side or back of the head.
It would later be replaced by the new MI steel helmet. He's wearing early forest green
cotton uniform, with gas mask and armed with the MIA1 .45ACP Thompson Submachine gun with a 20 round stick magazine, this was a more simple and improved version of the M1928A1,
the M1 was adopted by the US Army in Apr 1942
during WWII, 1,500,000 were produced and by 1945 the M1 cost the US Government $45.00 to make.

OLDIES BUT GOODIES:

When I went to Fort Sill, Ok. for advanced training in 1966 the US Army was still using the M1A1 for training, along with the M1919
.30 caliber machine gun and the 3.5in M20 Bazooka.

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