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Started by artu44 , Dec 26 2006 03:47 AM

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#51 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 04:17 PM

Grenade Carriers in use - from US Army Combat Cameraman film
Taken on 23 Sept 1944 at Mosel River crossing
Remiremont, 14 miles south of Epinal.

This is a 7th Army Infantry Battalion approaching & crossing the Mosel River on September 23rd, 1944. The battalion has no patches or distinguishing marks, which is not unusual for a unit on the attack, especially a river crossing.

By checking the usual resources (Riviera to the Rhine, OB's, AAR's, etc) you can probably pin down the Division/Regt/Battalion.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 04:18 PM

As the infantry moves down to the riverbank, you can see three (3) different M-1 armed infantrymen with 3 pocket grenade pouches.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 04:19 PM

Note infantrymen with grenade carriers in foreground and background

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 04:20 PM

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 04:22 PM

This third infantryman has just jumped off of a wall from the flank to join the column. He also has a 3 compartment carrier.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 04:24 PM

As the Battalion crosses the river, you can also see a mortarman (carrying the bipod) with another one. The men around him have the tube, baseplate and mortar rounds.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 04:25 PM

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 04:30 PM

...and just for kicks

After they cross the Mosel

Check out the infantryman at the tail end of the battalion

Thompson slung over his back with no buttstock attached.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 02:14 PM

Thanks for the new pics. They are some of the best I have seen of the single snap 3 pocket pouch in use.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 12:29 PM

Perfect topic Gents http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif Thanks a lot all participants.

My two cents in the form of my mint specimen by the JQMD in 1944.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 12:32 PM

And now "In Action" photograph. This is the Baleta Pass, Luzon, and troops of the 25th ID, March 23rd, 1945.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 07:42 AM

Great post and pictures. I have a three pouch double snap grenade pouch like those shown and it is dated 1967.

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 02:49 PM

Here are some pics from http://www.dogfacesoldiers.org/
I recently spoke with 3rd I.D. WWII vet John Shirley and he also mentioned having used a
3 pocket grenade pouch.

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The 7th Regiment's First Battalion marches through Faucogney on Sept. 22. The Third Division was about to encounter its fiercest fighting since the landings as it moved north through wooded-terrain during Sept. 20-26. A fanatical, and sometimes bizarre, resistance from the German defenders was reaching a fevered pitch.

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Strasbourg, France : November - December 1944
Watch on the Rhine

Now, this one is a little tough to see, but I believe that the soldier on the upper right has one attached to his right leg. Someone more computer savy than myself may be able to blow up the pic to make sure.
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Third Division soldiers rest in Faucogney from their advance north to the Moselle River and Remiremont. VI Corps was now in position to advance the Seventh Army across the Moselle River.

Edited by DALBEY58, 22 August 2008 - 02:51 PM.


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Posted 22 August 2008 - 03:00 PM

Yeah, he has a Grenade pouch.

To zoom in on photos click on "tools" at the top right of your screen, then click on Zoom, then salect the % of "zoomness" (is that a word?) you want.

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 02:20 PM

7th Infantry division Okinawa 1945
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l271/flyboy1592/WWII%20Photos/grenadepouch-1.jpg

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 03:23 PM

oddly enough, ive even seen a two cell:MU1225.jpg

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 10:33 PM

Hard to say for sure on the one you posted but usually the 2 cell pouches are USMC. We have a thread on them here too. Your pouch looks more like the Army 3 cell pouch with one cell cut off. Can you post better pics, both front and back?

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 12:41 AM

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Hmmm, shape here looks very rounded. Just a suggestion, but could it be either smoke grenades (M15 or M18) or Offensive Grenades (Mk III A1). Just doesn't look like the Mk II Frag grenade is being carried in there to me.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 02:56 PM

Great thread this thanks fellas...so are we now saying that t wasa multi use pouch for both offensive (frag) and defensive (smoke) grenades ?

and what era do they first be seen in photos in WW2........?

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 01:51 AM

Great thread this thanks fellas...so are we now saying that t wasa multi use pouch for both offensive (frag) and defensive (smoke) grenades ?

and what era do they first be seen in photos in WW2........?

Regards

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Well, that's my opinion Lloyd. As we said at the weekend, it's possible we'll never have a definite answer. As for first use, I've no idea. I'm waiting for someone to post a picture of them in use really early on in the war!

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 11:15 AM

oddly enough, ive even seen a two cell:MU1225.jpg


That is a reproduction sold by IMA, not even an original.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 03:54 AM

Here ya go Johan. ;)

I screen capped this last night but it didn't turn out as well as I had hoped. You can see the Rifleman at the far right wearing one of the three cell pouches with single LTD.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/bfryar44/Color%20Photos/PDVD_073.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/bfryar44/Color%20Photos/PDVD_074.jpg
"The Color of War" DVD.


The hill looks like more Vosges or light mountain SE french side rather than the flat normandy

From what i can remember from this footage, i have it and a few second after or before we can see a m-41 jacket patched with the 36th div (the guy is beeing welcome and kiss on the cheeks by French people)

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 11:27 PM

Great footage of the 3rd I.D. 30th I.R. At 39 seconds you will see a soldier with a grenade pouch on...



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Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:18 AM

In the divisional history of the 1st Cavalry Division is a picture of a guy wearing one of these three pocket carriers in Korea.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 03:29 PM

Gentlemen:

 

This is a great old thread.  I was reminded of it today when I saw the photo below, posted elsewhere on the Forum by History Man, showing a 187th AB RCT soldier in the Korean War.  He is seen wearing one of the much debated 3 cell single snap pouches.   I suspect he has it loaded with grenades.

 

Regards,

Charlie Flick

 

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