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#1 2ad82recon

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:01 PM

As the title says gents..has anyone got any shots of regular "leg" GIs or other non airborne troops usig the m1A1 carbine.

 

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:52 PM

I don't have any photos, I have seen a photo of an MP in Europe carrying the M1A1 Carbine.  Additionally, I picked up a grouping from an AAF Lt. which consisted of one.  I believe it is common knowledge that these were issued to AAF crew members.  Jack Angolia



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 01:29 AM

Always wonderede how this GI on Omaha Beach ended up with one

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:11 AM

Looks like a salvaged stock?!



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 03:42 AM

Looks like a salvaged stock?!


I agree for me it is a stock , no magazine ,no barell , nothing inside , but why ?

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 03:54 AM

He might be cleaning the carbine or salvaging usabale spare parts...



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 04:09 AM

90 ID GI in Normandy with M1A1

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 04:17 AM

41st Tank Batt, 11th Armored

 

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 04:31 AM

Jedburghs carried them too, but you can consider them 'airborne' so this might not be what the OP is looking for.

(picture from olive-drab.com)

 

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 04:37 AM

Something different, female shooting M1A1 (USMF)

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 04:49 AM

Thompson Savage thanks great set of pictures...that 11th Armoured one stands out....i have never seen that one before.Is the GI on the right wearing an Arctic M41 ?

 

Please keep them coming guys

 

Also didnt we work out that the guy with the M1A1  on D Day was Naval Beach battalion or is the old grey matter going west...:-)

 

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:25 AM

Is the GI on the right wearing an Arctic M41 ?

 

Yes
 



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 09:00 AM

GI´s of an un-identified US unit in Luxembourg. Neither the unit nor the village have been identified yet, but it is sure that the pictures were taken in Luxembourg. The three soldiers do not present any characteristic specific to an airborne unit, with the exception of the M1A1, so it is a possible hit.

 

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This picture of an 8th Infantry Division grunt with an M1A1 was posted here on USMF.

 

http://i73.servimg.c...00/quelqu10.jpg

 



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:16 AM

Thankyou Skyline Drive..i would hazard a guess at the unit being the 83rd Infantry division judging by the curious mix of uniform anomolies...great pics

 

the 8th Inf div picture i would hasten to add the GI at the back far left has an M1A1 too judging by how tight the sling is...

 

Please keep them coming...there is a reason i am asking such a question.

 

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:30 AM

It´s not a GI. but still WWII in the ETO. A dispatch rider of the "2me Régiment de Dragons" of the 1st French Army, in the Moselotte Valley during the Vosges Campaign in autumn 1944.

 

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 12:17 PM

My late father, MSgt William Gould of the USAAF 8th Weather Squadron, on patrol near Bluie West1, Narsarsauq, Greenland.  Carrying his trusty M1A1 (on which he qualified) just in case he should meet up with a German or a polar bear.

 

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 12:44 PM

What a great picture Rob of your late father...i think the latter was more obvious....

 

Keep em coming guys

 

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:09 PM

More 90th Division, 2nd Bn, 358th near Metzervisse, November 1944

 

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Theres another 90th photo that I know of from July I think.  Just cant find it at the moment. 



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:58 PM

I know a US Marine Corps veteran that stated he carried one in 1945 at Iwo



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:31 PM

I think some cooks and ammo carriers for bazookas or brownings would, but it would be very rare if not airborne

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 06:44 PM

And out in the Pacific too!

 

The Paratrooper Carbine seen as the personal weapon of 37th Buckeye Infantry Division CG Major General Robert Beightler, Solomon Islands 1943-44.

 

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 02:13 AM

I know a US Marine Corps veteran that stated he carried one in 1945 at Iwo

 

garandy...was he an Ex Paramarine who had retained his weapon ?

 

regards

 

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 04:05 AM

Alamo scout with M1A1 (?)

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:09 AM

Utah Beach, June 9th 1944
9th infantry division landing ( Eight stars to victory)
On the anti-tank wall on the right, you can see the butt of a M1A1 carbine.
Utah beach was close to a DZ and Sainte Marie du Mont, but I Wonder that a "lost" M1A1 Carbine stayed there for 3 days before beeing recuperated by an octofoil GI.
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Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:21 AM

5th Ranger during occupation in Germany with an M1A1.

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