These color photos capture the newly-recruited tank crews training at Fort Knox, 1942 | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

These color photos capture the newly-recruited tank crews training at Fort Knox, 1942

In 1942, Office of War Information photographer Alfred T. Palmer visited Fort Knox and captured these stunning photographs of tank crews in training.

With the outbreak of World War II in Europe, the US Army made preparations with the creation of the Armored Force and its headquarters at Fort Knox in the summer of 1940. It was responsible for establishing armored formations, doctrine and training in the use of armor. Vehicle.

Selective service was enforced and thousands of civilian soldiers were ordered to Fort Knox and introduced into tanks. The post had to undergo massive building booms and land acquisitions to support these troops.

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