B Company was detached from the 194th Tank Battalion after training at Fort Lewis, Washington.  When the other companies of the battalion were sent the San Francisco for transport to the Philippine Islands in September 1941, B Company was sent to Alaska as part of a buildup of troops there.


Members of the 35th Infantry Division's tank company at Saint Joseph, Missouri, work on a tank in their armory.

Members of B Company prepare their M2A2 tanks for transport to Fort Lewis, Washington.


The cooks of B Company prepare a meal as the company readies to leave St. Joseph, Missouri, for Fort Lewis, Washington.

On February 10, 1941, the members of B Company eat, in the armory, while they await their orders sending them to Fort Lewis, Washington.

Four members of B Company pack knapsacks as they ready to leave the armory for Ft. Lewis, Washington.