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  • 101st paratrooper standard load?

    What was the standard load for a paratrooper in the 101st?
    I know that they carried knives, pistols, grenades, and hawkins mines, but what about the other gear??

    Thanks

    :thumb:

    CURRAHEE
    Peter Williams

    "We're not lost private, we're in Normandy"-

    Lt. Richard Winters 101st 506 pir

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    Para Gear 1 of 6

    Hera are some plates from a good reference book, "US Army handbook 1939-1945".
    Attached Files
    Retreat hell, we just got here. Every Marine, a rifleman.

    Never let the facts get in the way of the truth.

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    • #3
      Para Gear 2 of 6

      Here is plate 2
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      Retreat hell, we just got here. Every Marine, a rifleman.

      Never let the facts get in the way of the truth.

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        Para Gear 3 of 6

        Plate 3
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        Retreat hell, we just got here. Every Marine, a rifleman.

        Never let the facts get in the way of the truth.

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          Para gear 4 of 6

          Plate 4
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          Retreat hell, we just got here. Every Marine, a rifleman.

          Never let the facts get in the way of the truth.

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            Para Gear 5 of 6

            Plate 5
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            Retreat hell, we just got here. Every Marine, a rifleman.

            Never let the facts get in the way of the truth.

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              Para Gear 6 of 6

              Plate 6
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              Retreat hell, we just got here. Every Marine, a rifleman.

              Never let the facts get in the way of the truth.

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              • #8
                Stockless Thompson

                Thanks Ironmike for those great photos!

                Those plates were really helpful!!!

                Thanks again

                CURRAHEE

                By the way do you know anything about the stockless thompson?
                Peter Williams

                "We're not lost private, we're in Normandy"-

                Lt. Richard Winters 101st 506 pir

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                • #9
                  Don't forget the 8 million knives (well at least 3)!

                  And the mussette bag which was unofficially added in England.
                  The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. -Carl Jung

                  Hell is other people. -Jean-Paul Sarte

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