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#1 patches

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:07 AM

Here's one I just had to post here, an immaculate M2A3 Infantry Tank of an unknown Infantry Tank Regiment on 6 April 1939 at a parade in Washington for Army Day.

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#2 Jim Baker

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:14 AM

Nice. This would fit right into Larry's early tank helmet thread.

#3 Red Devil

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:42 PM

Great photo! :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:21 PM

It is nice isn't it ? a crystle clear and crisp photo, that this tank carries a Guidon for a Company B, we can take it that this particular tank is the personel mount of the Company Commander of whatever Baker Company this was in, the 66th Infantry Regiment (Light Tanks) would be my guess.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:44 PM

...this tank carries a Guidon for a Company B...66th Infantry Regiment (Light Tanks) would be my guess...

Sound guesswork, Patches: 1st Battalion, 66th Infantry Regiment (Light Tanks) was stationed at Ft. George G. Meade, Maryland, in 1939, which is nearby Washington, D.C., and its tanks would have been natural participants for ceremonial duties such as this. Perhaps one our tank specialists will interpret the triangle "C" (tactical marking?) on the sponson for us and pin down the exact unit identification of this tank.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:49 PM

Another 1930s Tank, this one is the 38th Tank Company, 38th Division, consisted of Kentucky National Guardmen, period of Photo Unknown, My guess by the Tank model M2A3 would be around the same time as the DC photo. This unit went on to form a part of the ill fated 192nd Tank Battalion (Light) which was wiped out in the Phillipines.

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#7 Collector .45

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:09 PM

Very nice picture!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

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This one was taken in downtown Honolulu.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

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Somewhere on Oahu.

#10 Kaneoheboy

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

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Tank column in Honolulu.

#11 mysteriousoozlefinch

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 08:05 AM

I've got a pile here!  First three are from circa 1939-1940 of the 29th Tank Company on its way to the State Military Reservation at Virginia Beach, with the last M2A3 in tow.  The 29th was from Danville and in 1940 became Company C, 191st Tank Battalion.  I've had these pictures so long I don't know where they came from.  The Norfolk, VA library I think.

 

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6th Infantry Division SSI on 6th Tank Company M2s, 1939. From the Saint Louis Globe-Democrat via the St. Louis Mercantile Library.

https://dl.mospace.u...ect/umsl:247421

 

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There is also an excellent picture for sale on ebay right now from the previous decade of the 7th Tank Company at Fort Snelling conducting a demonstration attack in 1923 with M1917s.

https://www.ebay.com...353.m1438.l2649

 

 

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 04:31 PM

Great photos oozle, keep em coming.



#13 M24 Chaffee

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 04:28 AM

Very cool photos!

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