The M1940 U.S. Army Indigo-Blue-Denim Uniform succeeded the M1937 Blue Denim Work Uniform, yet preceded HBT fatigue uniforms. To meet the swelling ranks of the Army with a more user-friendly version of the blue denim work uniform. The Army decided on a button front coat for ease of wearing. The trouser were redesigned with the omission of the buckle strap across of the back and internal hidden front and watch pockets. The rear pockets were retained as a patch style. The Army did eventually replace the denim work uniform with the Herringbone Twill uniforms.
WWII U.S. 4th Armored w/ 101st Airborne “Bastards of Bastogne”.
WWII Soldiers Pass “Unwelcome” Sign Near Front Lines in Italy.
These men in a jeep pause to study a sign meant for ‘Unwelcome Visitors’ which is posted a few miles before front lines in the Crespino area, Italy.
A.P. wire photo from U.S. Signal Corps.
Men of the 7th Air Force use a little imagination. Discarded belly tanks plus a small engine make this improvised car, nicknamed “The Bug”. Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands - 12 June 1945 @USArmy #AirForce #WWII
WWII 13th Army Air Force Troops Draw Names for U.S Furlough.
Take a chance on a Furlough.
Florian J. Kock of Demopolis Ala. Draws names of 13th Army Air Force men in the Pacific who will be returned to the U.S. for Furlough. Overseas 29 months, only seven can return each month. The men belong to a squadron that has been bombed, strafed and shelled on numerous front-line islands in the Solomons and southwest pacific since the Battle of Guadal Cannal.
Credit USAAF photo from ACME, 2/9/45.
A Navy pilot on the wing of an F6F Hellcat - 1944