Photo gallery: U.S. Army desert training with general George Patton (16 pics)

April 20, 1942: a mobile artillery unit about to start on maneuvers in the desert east of Indio. This photo was published on Page One of the April 21, 1942, Los Angeles Times. On the negative is written “tank destroyers.”

April 20, 1942: Los Angeles Times staff photographer George Watson and staff representative Tom Cameron spent the day with Maj. Gen. George S. Patton and the U.S. 3rd Army during training in the California desert.

The next morning Cameron reported in the Los Angeles Times:


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Keith is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE