Most People Have Never Seen These 20 Photos Taken During WWII In Kansas
Since 1853, Fort Riley has been the training ground and home to some of America’s finest, who dedicate their lives to keeping the country safe. During World War II, approximately 125,000 soldiers were trained at Fort Riley, including heavy weight boxing champion Joe Louis and actor Mickey Rooney. These brave men and women worked overtime during these uncertain times, which can be seen in these 20 stunning pictures captured in April 1942.
1. "Driver of a jeep of a reconnaissance unit."
2. "Soldiers of a cavalry machine gun platoon going over an obstacle during a field problem."
3. "Soldiers of a mechanized reconnaissance unit during a simulated dismounted attack."
4. "Cavalry unit moving over difficult terrain."
5. "Shoeing a horse while in bivouac during a field problem of the cavalry."
6. "Watering the horses during a field problem of the cavalry."
7. "Setting a light air-cooled machine gun during a field problem of the cavalry."
8. "Portable smithy being used during a field problem of the cavalry."
9. "Signal Corps message center set up during a field problem."
10. "A Signal Corps man attached to a truck unit."
11. "Lining up guns during artillery practice. The small thirty seven mm gun mounted on the howitzer is used only in training."
12. "Motorcyclist of a mechanized cavalry reconnaissance unit manning a machine gun during a sham battle."
13. "During a field problem of a mechanized cavalry reconnaissance unit."
14. "Motorcyclist serving as a messenger for his platoon of the mechanized cavalry reconnaissance unit."
15. "General Millikan addressing his troops during a review."
16. "Review on the parade ground."
17. "During a field problem of a mechanized cavalry reconnaissance unit."
18. "Guiding a truck into bivouac area during a blackout."
19. "Bugler of G troop of the 10th Cavalry brigade."
20. "Sergeant in a field artillery unit."
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