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Today in World War II History—April 5, 1941

Infantryman in herringbone twill fatigues, kneeling in front of M3 half-track, holds and sights an M1 Garand rifle, Fort Knox, KY, June 1942 (Library of Congress: fsac 1a35212)

Infantryman in herringbone twill fatigues, kneeling in front of M3 half-track, holds and sights an M1 Garand rifle, Fort Knox, KY, June 1942 (Library of Congress: fsac 1a35212)

80 Years Ago—Apr. 5, 1941: US Army authorizes herringbone twill fatigue uniforms (HBTs).

In San Francisco, Castro and Fillmore cable cars are replaced by buses.

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