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Old 01-11-2018, 09:40 AM
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Side note: Wood stocked regular M1 carbines were used in the Airborne division as well as M1A1 folding stock carbines. By the time of the Battle of the Bulge, you can catch full wood stocked carbines being carried by paratroopers in many films, videos on the internet.
And note: the M3 Sub machine gun was around on D Day onwards. Just how many used by Airborne divisions unknown but they had them.

By the way, if you take a look at photos etc of 509th Parachute Infantry, they had some 1903a3 rifles for grenade launching during the invasion of Southern France.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:03 AM
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Hope this helps. I'm looking for but haven't found yet the ops order for one of the airborne divisions ammo loadout for Market Garden. It required all riflemen to carry M2 AP.

http://www.101airborneww2.com/equipment.html
Great page mas. I read stuff there for almost 4 hrs yesterday! Had to send page Admin a note about good research too...

Anyone see anything on another page on that site, that seems a little neglectful however, on Admin's part?

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I think I saw a TO&E there too?
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:30 AM
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My uncle was in the 82d during WWII, told me the favorite weapon in his unit was the M1, because of power and accuracy.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:09 PM
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My Father in Law in the 508th Abn Regimental Combat team in 1951 saw M1a1 s at Fort Benning mostly in the hands of training Cadre . He had an M1 rifle and later as a Staff Sgt a full stock M1 carbine .
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:24 AM
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Great page mas. I read stuff there for almost 4 hrs yesterday! Had to send page Admin a note about good research too...

Anyone see anything on another page on that site, that seems a little neglectful however, on Admin's part?

ed.:
I think I saw a TO&E there too?
Yes, really interesting stuff...I, too, spent a couple hours on the site.

The picture of the trooper with the M1A1 Carbine...anyone ever seen this sling placement behind the muzzle before?
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:22 AM
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A few great reads. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:46 AM
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Bq97 is correct in that the C-47 and DC-3 are separate and unique airplanes. There are more differences than just civilian versus military designation. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_C-47_Skytrain and don't forget the C-53 variant.
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Old 01-18-2018, 12:16 PM
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Read that part too TC; 'adaptation' for sling mount. ?

Does he have a chamber plug? Looks like Slide is locked back...

And wire stock was TUBULAR? Not solid? TM9-1276 ('47)

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Old 01-18-2018, 12:30 PM
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Also Cargo was dropped in bags thrown out the parachute door and in bundles dropped from the underside of the C47's. If memory serves the Pack 75mm howitzers were dropped in 9 bundles from aircraft (also broken into 7 loads for mule transport). The short barreled 105's went in by Glider.
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