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Aim High: 1942

Aim High: 1942

June 1942. Fort Knox, Kentucky. "The crew of an M-3 tank learns all the ways of causing trouble for the Axis with a 75mm gun, a 37mm gun and four machine guns." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, OWI. View full size.

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M3 Medium

Just to clarify that this is an M3 MEDIUM Tank. There was also an M3 light tank in use at the time (Stuart).


slr in tx you are so right. This is a beautiful picture, the lighting is amazing.

Rainbow Notion

Thanks to Shorpy and the miracle of Kodachrome, I will ever after think of 1942 and 1943 as a surpassingly beautiful era in American history.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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