Called the “deadliest and most efficient rifle in the world” the U.S. Army’s new Garand rifle went on display in Los Angeles as part of National Defense week. The rifle, which fires 54 rounds per minute compared to its predecessor’s 10 rounds per minute, is named after its inventor, John C. Garand.
The Inglewood Post's float in the annual state parade of the American Legion, during which veterans of the first World War took to the streets of Los Angeles en masse along with bands, floats, drum and bugle corps. Nearly a quarter of a million people participated in the march. The Inglewood Post's float attracted particular attention for its large floral representation of the American Legion's insignia, center.
Military personnel (one in a diving suit) clink bottles during the Army-Navy Maneuvers that took place off the coast of Southern California at the end of 1946. The goal of the war games was to practice two maneuvers: Operation Mountain Goat, an amphibious landing designed to dislodge "enemy" troops, and Operation Oilskin, a landing to cut off "enemy" communications. The Army, Navy, and Marine Corps aircrafts participated in the exercise.
Lieut. Gen. John L. DeWitt, Lieut. Col. Rupert Hughes, and Capt. Claude B. Mayo speaking at the Army-Navy-Marine banquet in honor of National Defense and Americanism Week. The banquet took place at the National Guard Armory. From left to right, Lieut. Gen. John L. DeWitt, Lieut. Col. Rupert Hughes, and Capt. Claude B. Mayo.