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Today in World War II History—November 10, 1941

Soldiers wearing the Parsons field jacket and M1 helmet, WWII (US Army Signal Corps photo)

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)

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)