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Photograph: Mechanic from the 42nd Transportation Battalion working on a vehicle
The 42nd Transportation Battalion was organized in December 1966 at Fort Meade and charged with providing general transportation support for the installation.  By the mid-1970s, its mission had grown to support 35 units in the First US Army area in the form of equipment repair, training of reservists, and back-up wrecker support.  By 1974, the 42nd had also added an aircraft maintenance company and had operational control of Tipton Army Airfield..