Day of Infamy, December 7, 1941
Col Stromme, Commander of Portland AAB, seated, and his staff read the declaration of war after the Japanese attack in the Pacific. Standing behind him, left to right, are Captain Herbert S. Beeks, Commander, 43rd ABG, Major Milton W. Kingcaid, base executive officer, Major Glen G. Heavenridge, Commander, HQ and HQ Squadron, Captain Walter W. Robinson, Base S-1 and Captain Alexander Cohn, Supply Officer. Note the standing officers in service dress uniforms, with M-1936 pistol belts and .45 caliber automatic pistol ammunition pouches. (142FW History Archives)

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