An observation balloon 2. Spectators were photographed at the 1946 Armored Conference at Fort Knox. Seated in front are K.T. Keller, president of the Chrysler Corporation; General Jacob L. Devers, chief of Army Ground Forces; Major General Hugh J. Gaffey, Fort Knox commanding general; and Major General John W. Leonard, Fourth Army Headquarters. Devers was the commanding general at Fort Knox from July 1941 to May 1943. Gaffey served as the commanding general at Fort Knox from September 1945 to 1946. 3. Private Alfred Shehab (1919-2020) was photographed as the “Arabian Prince in the U.S. Armored Force.” Shehab, of Lebanese decent, served with the 38th Cavalry Squadron in World War II and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1963. 4. Army recruits from the Universal Military Training Experimental Unit receive instruction at Fort Knox in 1947. The experimental UMT program offered extended basic training and combined it with civilian supervision and discipline. The highly publicized program proved controversial and was not adopted. 5. Ireland Army Hospital received its first patient in April 1957. When new, it was considered one of the most modern medical centers in the country. It was named after Major General Merritte W. Ireland, surgeon general of the Army from 1918 to 1931 and a chief spokesman for Army medicine until his death in 1952. 6. Newly arrived WACs at Fort Knox receive training in vehicle maintenance in 1943. The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was officially established in 1942 to assist the Army, "for the purpose of making available to the national defense the knowledge, skill, and special training of the women of the nation." 7. Assistant Commandant of the US Army Armor School at Fort Knox, Brigadier General Albin F. Irzyk (1917-2018), threw the first ball for the State Championship baseball game at Cornwell Field, Fort Knox, on August 13, 1966. 8. CMTC (Citizens’ Military Training Camps) candidates arrive at Camp Knox in the summer of 1924. Conducted from 1921 to 1940, the nation-wide CMTC program was a month-long summer camp that taught basic soldiering skills to civilians age 17 to 24. 9. Ethel Mae Woodman, of the Army Hostess Service, serves a meal to a 1st Armored Division corporal during World War II. Standing by are members of the United Service Organizations (USO). 10. Clad in dyed American overcoats, German Prisoners of War (POW) depart Fort Knox in 1946. Fort Knox was the site of a large German POW camp from 1944 to 1946. Eighteen Germans and one Italian POWs are interred in Section CC in the Fort Knox Post Cemetery.