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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.

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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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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.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

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Tank column in Honolulu.

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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.



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Posted 02 July 2019 - 04:28 AM

Very cool photos!

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 07:06 AM

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In the vicinity of Davis Ford, near Manassas, VA during the 1939 III Corps Maneuvers.  Elements of the 66th Infantry Regiment (Light Tanks).  From Military Engineer magazine.



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Posted 15 February 2020 - 06:35 PM

Here's a great one sent to me by my Undercover Operative of a M1917 Tank, a copy of the Renault FT Tank of the 33rd Division's 33rd Tank Company, 1932, Note the Golden Cross shoulder patch on rear of tank. a rather obsolete tank really when this photo was taken, if not on its way to soon being one, the French Renault FT on the other hand was still used in fair numbers by many nations throughout the 30s, to include the French who's tank this originally was, indeed they still had a few battalions equipt with it in 1940, and was also in combat with several other countries at the beginning of WWII, like the Polish, the Yugoslavians etc. Unknown exactly when the U.S. version was replaced by the newer models coming out, 1937-38?.

 

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The detailed description provided by my Friend.

 

George Washington Bicentennial Military Tournament at Soldiers Field, Chicago, June 24 to July 4th, 1932.  It was an Army show, with 6th Corps Area Regular Army, National Guard, and Organized Reserve units participating.  Chicago was 33rd Division's home turf and, lucky us, someone decided to stage that pix. of tank-board cuties. Ekmark, of course, is a renowned photographer of that era who famously recorded thousands of  military venues of the interwar period.

And a something on the photographer Ekmark, Carl J. Ekmart, who himself was in the Army, don't know, he may have been one of the earliest uniformed photographers in the history of the Army, he at one point was photographer for the 14th U.S. Cavalry.

 

https://www.findagra.../carl-j-ekmark#


Edited by patches, 15 February 2020 - 06:36 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2020 - 07:04 PM

More from the 11th Tank Company, Hawaiian Division - Note the Taro Leaf insigna on the turrets

 

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 07:06 PM

11th Tank Company on the move, Schofield Barracks

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 07:06 PM

11th Tank Company on the move, Schofield Barracks

 

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 08:13 PM

Our house in Millilani had almost the same view of those mountains on Oahu.

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 08:44 PM

Here's a great one sent to me by my Undercover Operative of a M1917 Tank, a copy of the Renault FT Tank of the 33rd Division's 33rd Tank Company, 1932, Note the Golden Cross shoulder patch on rear of tank. a rather obsolete tank really when this photo was taken, if not on its way to soon being one, the French Renault FT on the other hand was still used in fair numbers by many nations throughout the 30s, to include the French who's tank this originally was, indeed they still had a few battalions equipt with it in 1940, and was also in combat with several other countries at the beginning of WWII, like the Polish, the Yugoslavians etc. Unknown exactly when the U.S. version was replaced by the newer models coming out, 1937-38?.

 

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The detailed description provided by my Friend.

 

George Washington Bicentennial Military Tournament at Soldiers Field, Chicago, June 24 to July 4th, 1932.  It was an Army show, with 6th Corps Area Regular Army, National Guard, and Organized Reserve units participating.  Chicago was 33rd Division's home turf and, lucky us, someone decided to stage that pix. of tank-board cuties. Ekmark, of course, is a renowned photographer of that era who famously recorded thousands of  military venues of the interwar period.

And a something on the photographer Ekmark, Carl J. Ekmart, who himself was in the Army, don't know, he may have been one of the earliest uniformed photographers in the history of the Army, he at one point was photographer for the 14th U.S. Cavalry.

 

https://www.findagra.../carl-j-ekmark#

Great pic Patches.

Chicago still is the 33rds home turf.


Edited by rooster77, 15 February 2020 - 08:44 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2020 - 09:53 PM



Great pic Patches.

Chicago still is the 33rds home turf.

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 10:39 AM

11th Tank Company .30 machine gun display at Schofield Barracks, T.H.

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 10:41 AM

11th Tank Company Schofield Barracks

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 12:56 PM

I've got a nice one from the early 30s that my great grandfather took of a couple of FT-17s on a railcar.




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