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U.S. Army K-rations

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Item information

Title:
U.S. Army K-rations
Subjects:
Food
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph)
Extent:
8 x 10 inches
Item identifier:
0013107
Created Date:
circa to
Description:
Transcribed form photograph: The Army's new Field Ration "K", formerly referred to as the Paratrooper Ration. The ration was developed by the Quartermaster Corps Subsistence Research Laboratory at the Chicago Quartermaster Depot. It packs a maximum number of calories in a minimum number of ounces and square inches. Weighing only 32.86 ounces for 3 meals, it contains 3,726 calories. The ration will be used by parachute troops, mechanized forces, airplane crews, life boats, etc. Chicago, Ill.
Genre:
Photographs
Names:
United States. Army more info on United States. Army 
North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering of the University of North Carolina more info on North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering of the University of North Carolina 
Location:
Raleigh (N.C)
Digital Project:
University Archives Photographs