Group travels in time to 1930s

Master Sgt. John P. Hale escorts tour guests along Baucom Ave. in the historical district of the base. Sergeant Hale is as authentic as possible, wearing a cotton summer uniform that was standard for the time period. The entire uniform consists of a cotton long sleeve coat-front shirt with Master Sgt. chevrons and the General Headquarters Air Force shoulder patch. The breeches are semi-fitted and were worn until the Army officially changed to trousers in 1939. The leggings are wool puttees, which were adopted from the British who wore them in World War I because of their superiority to the previously worn canvas leggings. The boots are standard service boots which were worn beyond World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Crusher)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Megan Crusher
VIRIN: 090919-F-8029C-2474.JPG
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