LMG Squad Leader Weapon?
Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:03 PM
Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:45 PM
I have seen gun team leaders armed with just the 1911A1, a 1903A3, and of course a Garand. Later on I see them with the M1 Carbine. Your father could have used any of the above and probably used more than one of them through the campaigns. The one thing I do see is gun leaders in the Pacific were usually armed with a SMG of some sort, most commonly the Thompson but occasionally the M3 Grease Gun.
Hello friends...in researching my father's WWII service, I've been unable to determine what weapon he would have been issued as the leader of a LMG squad in a rifle company. I have pictures of a squad in his company, employing their M1919 in a drill, but the squad leader's weapon is not visible. Would he have had a M1911A1 pistol, as would the gunner and asst. gunner? Or some sort of shoulder weapon? This would have been from the Fall of 1941 through Spring of 1942, so I doubt that the M1 Carbine was available on a wide scale. Any thoughts on this matter?
Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:47 PM
Posted 20 August 2008 - 12:40 PM
I've tried to post a picture of a LMG squad in his regiment, but I keep getting the message that the file is too large. Any help offered to this computer punk would be appreciated.
Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:39 AM
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