Bayonet Exercise; USA, 1943

 

U.S. Bayonet Exercise

U.S. Bayonet Exercise

“Army life is fine…”

This postcard, written by Private J. Weaver, 57th Training Group, 158th Squadron at Keesler Field, Biloxi, Mississippi, shows WWII GIs learning how to thrust with the bayonet at a stationary target. The tape-wrapped 2×4 simulates the carbine of the opposing Kraut.

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