Clothing & Equipment

A vast array of information can be gleaned about the US serviceman's uniform, clothing and equipment by studying contemporary photographs. This collection contains photographs of interest when studying GIs' clothing and equipment during World War II.

79th Infantry Division troops enjoy cold beers

GIs of the 79th Infantry Division are served beer by a French waitress on the terrace of a hotel in Mantes-la-Jolie.

Date: 20 August 1944

Men of the 79th Infantry Division during a gap in combat

Soldiers of the 79th Infantry Division, on their way to a rest camp after being relived from combat near Laneuveville, France.

Left to right: Private First Class Arthur Henry Muth, Sergeant Carmine Robert Sileo and Sergeant Kelly C. Lasalle.

Date: 25 October 1944

Associated Press Correspondent prepares a story from his foxhole

War Correspondent Don Whitehead (Associated Press) writes his story of the landing at Anzio Beach in Italy from a foxhole. Whitehead, known by his colleagues as "Beachhead Don", also landed on Omaha Beach with the 1st Infantry Division on 6 June 1944, returning to Normandy for the 10th anniversary on 5 June 1954.

Date: Unknown

General Dwight D. Eisenhower briefs troops of the 502d PIR

Paratroopers of Company E, 502d Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division (to be dropped on the Drop Zone "A") have assembled on Greenham Common Airfield, Berkshire, United Kingdom.

Date: 5 June 1944

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