8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

used in a display at the Potomac Association, October 1996

Printed on the back of the photograph, "copy-Historical Stock File. Official U.S. Army Photograph, 04197-2809-1/MTW-66. First Train to come through on first set of tracks at Oakland Army Base, building at left first headquarters 1941. Copied by: V. Jones 21 Nov. 66. Headquarters, Western Area, Military Traffic Management Terminal Service Oakland, California. Office at any Army Activity...noted hereon, its use in commercial advertisement must be approved by the Public Information Division, Office of the Chief of Information of the Army, the Pentagon, Washington 25, D.C. If published please credit W.S. Army Photograph. Approved for release by: [signiture] D.G. Dopkins. Date: [handwritten] Nov. 30, 1966." Tribune clipping, Dec. 11, 1966-- "With great ceremony, the first train rolled into the Oakland Army Base in December, 1941." Photo shows a group of men and women standing on and around the back end of a train as they pose for a photo. The men standing on the train appear to be all officers. One man in a suit and hat is standing on top of the train. The railing at the back of the train is decorated with bunting. Some of the men are squatting down on the ground in the front. To the right are three African American soldiers, the one in the middle holding an American flag and the two soldiers standing next to him with rifles at their soldiers.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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