Today in World War II History—November 10, 1941
Soldiers wearing the Parsons field jacket and M1 helmet, WWII (US Army Signal Corps photo)
80 Years Ago—Nov. 10, 1941: US Army updates uniform regulations: the Parsons field jacket and M1 steel helmet are added.
First US-escorted troop convoy, WS-12X, sails from Halifax, Nova Scotia, for India via Cape of Good Hope with 20,000 British troops.
SB2U Vindicator scout bomber flying anti-submarine patrol over Convoy WS-12X en route for Cape Town, South Africa, 27 Nov 1941; note cruisers USS Vincennes and USS Quincy (US National Archives: 80-G-464654)