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Big Muddy: 1942

Big Muddy: 1942

Fort Knox, June 1942. "Light tank going through water obstacle." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information.

 

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Tanker

My dad went through Fort Knox for tank training about the same time this phot was taken. Could be him driving this very tank.

Kentucky Mud

I believe I drove through that very same obstacle in 1982 when I was learning to drive tanks.

M3 Stuart

A light tank, called the Honey in Britain. Machine gun ports in the hull help distinguish this model, as well as the hexagonal commander's hatch. The M3A1 ditched the hull mounted side machine guns.

At least this mudhole is shallow, one in France swallowed up a later M5 model in 1944.

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