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(June 1951)

Eisenhower inspects West zone defenses (pictorial),   pp. [48]-[49] PDF (1.4 MB)


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West Zone Defenses
and EUCOM Commander-in-Chief Gen. Thomas T. Handy
witnessing directed machine gun fire from medium tanks
near Augsburg. Another tank exercise calling for the aid
of engineers provided interest at Sennelager, a British
training center, where General Eisenhower saw a river
assault exercise by the heavy armored vehicles.
America's anti-tank weapon, the bazooka, had its use-
fulness displayed by members of a US cavalry regiment,
while the firepower of another weapon, the 105 mm
howitzer, was shown by French artillerymen during an
infantry maneuver near Mayen, in the French Zone.
The importance of air power was illustrated throughout
the tour, particularly at the US Air Force's Neubiberg
Air Base, in Bavaria, where the supreme commander and
Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Darcy, deputy commander, 12th Air
Force, Advanced Echelon, witnessed an impressive review
and inspected F-84 jet fighters. (Photos by Jacoby, PRD HICOG)


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