Letters, diaries and photographs from World War II

K rations

Wednesday 18th April 1945

On the train. We live on K rations and for short periods they are quite pleasant

The K-ration was an individual daily combat food ration which was introduced by the United States Army during World War II. It was originally intended as an individually packaged daily ration for issue to airborne troops, tank crews, motorcycle couriers, and other mobile forces for short durations. The K-ration provided three separately boxed meal units: breakfast, dinner (lunch) and supper (dinner).




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