ARMY & NAVY: The Arms of the U. S.

Up to the start of the big push in Europe, the press was filled with bitter complaints that U.S. weapons are inferior to the weapons of the Wehrmacht. G.I. gripes ranged over everything from guns to winter camouflage dress. Mainly it focused on U.S. tanks.

One tank platoon commander, quoted by the New York Times's Hanson Baldwin, declared: "Whoever was responsible for supplying the Army with tanks is guilty of supplying material inferior to its enemy counterpart for at least two years or more." Associated Press's Wes Gallagher, in London, reported the...

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