Name and caliber of standard infantry rifle used by Americans in World War 1?
springfield 1903 rifle........30/06 caliber
The standard infantry rifle was the same one as in WWI, the Short Model Lee-Enfield Rifle, in .303 caliber. The Sten submachine gun, the Bren light machine gun.
Rifleman - basically, your bog-standard infantry
You are not being very specific. But I can answer some of your question. The standard issue weapon for the United States infantry was the M1 Garand. The standard issue weapon for the German infantry was the Kar98k. That is all I can tell you now. I will update this answer when I find out more.
yes the standard infantry in Europe medals
Standard infantry rifles did not, but there were scoped rifles used for sniping during WWI.
No. The standard British infantry rifle was the Lee-Enfield in .303 caliber in both world wars. During WWI several million of these were produced for Britain by US civilian firearms manufacturers, in .303. When the US got into WWI they still had the dies and machinery, and produced millions for the US, after slight adjustments, in the standard us caliber .30 (".30-06") so they took the same ammunition as the 1903 Springfield. More WWI troops… Read More
NO! The regular Infantry soldiers from 40th Division, 185th Infantry,E Company were given M.P.Helmets, M.P. Arm Bands and 45 caliber revolvers and they worked with Taegu,Korea Police. That was on Sept. 8 or 15 of 1945 as an advance occupation force.
The Standard rifleman in the ANZAC and British regimants all carried the standard Enfield Rifle, NCO's and specialist carried submachinguns and the machine gunners used the Vickers. the standard rifleman used an Enfield No. 4 Mk. I
The same as their standard infantry counterparts. They just had medic emblems on their arms or helmets. They also did NOT carry a gun.
A somewhat large role for the offensive in Europe during the Second World War, As there were entire divisions of African American infantry.
What contributions did the Japanese Americans make in World War 2 and what events did they take part in?
The Japanese-Americans were formed into an infantry battalion of Nisei volunteers (second generation Japanese-Americans) that was known as the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. They trained in Camp Shelby, MS and included uits of the Hawaiian National Guard, the 100th Battalion (Seperate). This unit was sent to Italy where it was attached to various infantry divisions, such as the 34th and 36th Divisions. Later, it was transferred to Southern France where it suffered heavy casualties in… Read More
Many Japanese-Americans fought in WW2 with valor and distinction . They fought in such units as the 100th Infantry Battalion , 442nd Regimental Combat Team , 522nd Field Artillery Battalion and in the Military Intelligence Service .
The Minie ball made great changes in military tactics- it greatly extended the range, accuracy and power of the standard infantry rifle, and increased the rate of fire.
Answer Early in 1942. The President of the US declared war on Germany and Japan on 8 December 1941, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The US military began preparing for war. Navy and Air Force began moving material to support their allies. The first infantry sent to Europe were the 1st Infantry Division and the 34th Infantry Division. They arrived in England in 1941. The first American troops to enter combat was… Read More
The standard rifle for American troops was the M1 Garand. paratroopers carried the Thompson submachine gun.sometimes, infantry troops carried Thompson guns as well. all infantry had the option of carrying a pistol, but they had to be purchased seperatly from the standard issue of equipment. Some infantry troops were issued BAR rifles, which were like heavier versions of the Thompson. Aircraft pilots carried a pistol, in case they got shot down, generally the .45 version… Read More
Right as the Americans and Russians started to beat back his armys on both sides Hitler didnt know what to do because he had already lost 4 panzer divisions 2 Tiger Divisions and had lost over 35,000 infantry in Russia and lost over 28,000 infantry to the American advance.
A segregated army unit is a unit that is completely formed of a minority (such as African-Americans) and were formed during the Civil War used by the Union and during World War I and II (major wars). An example of a segregated army unit is the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (white officers) and the 366th Infantry Regiment (with segregated officers).
Assume your question refers to combat with infantry troops and excluding small commando raids. Europe The first American unit to go into combat against the Germans was the 175th Field Artillery Battalion (of the 34th Infantry Division) when it provided support to British 78th Division on 19 November, 1942, at Medjez-el-Bab, Tunisia. Pacific Within a week of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Americans in the Philippines were fighting the Japanese.
No. The standard sniper rifle for the US was the 1903 Springfield, mounted with a telescopic sight. Later a version of the M-1 was scope mounted as well. All other nations that had snipers used their standard infantry rifle mounted with a telescopic sight.
The following German division fought in Italy. Herman Goering Panzer Division 26 Panzer 3 Panzer Gr 15 Panzer Gr 16 SS Panzer Gr 29 Panzer Gr 90 Panzer Gr 1 Parachute 4 Parachute 19 Luftwaffe Field Division 20 Luftwaffe Field Division 42 Jaeger 114 Jaeger 5 Mountain 44 Infantry 65 Infantry 71 Infantry 92 Infantry 94 Infantry 162 Infantry 278 Infantry 305 Infantry 334 Infantry 356 Infantry 362 Infantry 710 Infantry 715 Infantry 188 Mountain
African Americans served in the infantry, Army Air Corp (Tuskeegee Airmen) and on the ships of the United States Navy. They served valiantly in combat, at home and in the supply troops. The Tuskeegee Airmen won more medals than any other air unit.
The 442nd Infantry Regiment was an infantry unit mostly composed of Japanese-Americans who fought in Europe during WW2 . The 442d is one of the most highly decorated Army units . Hawaiian Democrat Senator Daniel Inouye , a Medal Of Honor recipient , was a member of this renown unit . ~ See related link below .
The number one difference of the American military in WWII was the American rifle. All other countries were using bolt action weapons as the standard infantry weapon basically the same weapon from WWI, America had developed the M-1 Garand a semi-automatic weapon. Two other areas that American military improved upon from WWI to WWII and that was 1. the strategic use of tanks to support infantry and 2. the strategic use of airpower to support… Read More
Infantry soldiers were like the men who walked around on the ground with guns
Yes, mostly if the Private was in the infantry, or in a speciality that supported the infantry.
The 39th Infantry REGIMENT of the 9th Infantry Division was stationed in Aichach, Germany in the fall of 1945, & well into 1946. Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com The 39th Infantry saw heavy combat in Europe in WW2. They were part of the 9th Infantry Division. Check any website relating to the 9th Infantry Division for more info.
Who was the first American officer and first African American to lead troops in World War 1? He and his unit were the 369th Infantry and they weren't white. Due to bigotry and racist feelings amongst many Americans of the day segregation was how things were done. Their leader was one of the first Afro-Americans to become an offcier of the US Army. Like the guy who is now the President of the US of… Read More
As their were over 100 infantry divisions(10,000-20,000 men) during world war 2, and companies contained 100-200 men, I doubt there is any specific data on them. Although, I believe that during WWII, companies A, B, C, and D would be in one batallion, E, F, G, H were in another, and H. J, K, and L were in a third, in a standard form.
Those Japanese-Americans who were not incarcerated within internment(concentration) camps served with honor and distinction in the European Theater in the 442nd Infantry Regiment . The unit became the most highly-decorated regiment in the history of the United States Armed Forces , including 21 Medal of Honor recipients .
For which nation? There were different countries with different rifles. US- 1903 or 1903A3 rifle, and the 1917 rifle Britain- SMLE Germany- 8mm Mauser 98 Russia- 91/30 Mosin-Nagant
If you mean which parts of the army, it probably would be The Marines. Other wise for divisions, it might be The 1st Infantry Division, 29th Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, 90th Infantry Division, and many other divisions.
Japanese-Americans have always been a valuable part of any American war effort. During World War 1, they served as part of the All Japanese Company D unit, First Hawaiian Regiment of Infantry. Japanese Americans were a large portion of Hawaii's population during the time, and stepped forward to enlist willingly. They hoped their enlistment would lead to them gaining American citizenship. Sadly, this did not happen.
I too am looking for equipment, but I can tell you some weapons. U.S. infantry were issued a M1 Garande, BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle), Thompson, M1 Carbine, and the M1911 Pistol in the early areas of the war some infantry were trained with M1903 Springfield until the Garande was standard issue. U.K. infantry was usually issued Lee-Enfeild Mk III, Sten, in some cases the Lewis, or a Vickers and or the Browning HP or in… Read More
The atomic bombs saved the Americans casualties, from having to invade mainland Japan, ranging from 300,000 to 750,000. The estimates vary by different report estimates. Even the 300,000 estimate from the most generouos report would have been catastrophic. By 1944, the US Army was stripping its rear area units for infantry replacements.
What is the difference in an Amored Infantry Division and an Infantry Division particularly during World War 2?
For WW2: Armored Infantry Divisions were equiped with half-tracks. Regular Infantry Divisions walked (or trucked). During the Vietnam War those Armored Infantry Divisions gave way to the new MECHANIZED INFANTRY DIVISIONS, equipped with M-113 APC/ACAV (Armored Personnel Carriers/Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicles). Only one US Army Mechanized Infantry Division was in Vietnam (and only it's 1st Brigade); the 5th Mechanized Infantry Division (Red Diamond Patch). Regular Infantry Divisions in Vietnam were called "Straight Legs", "Straight" meaning...straight… Read More
The 29th infantry used light infantry weapons during world war 2.
US infantry division contained 15,000 men, including artillery and support units.
Most US soldiers are from Texas in the south by world war two they had their own division like afro Americans and the Japanese Americans 36 infantry dedicated to one troop outfit. I would say a combination of Texas or even Pennsylvania. Pa has a long history of patriotic duties and supplies top notch soldiers since the founding of this country and prior.
Warner Anthony Ross has written: 'My colored battalion' -- subject(s): World War, 1914-1918, United States, American Personal narratives, African Americans, United States. Army. 365th Infantry. 2d Battalion
If you meant "pistols", the M1911A Colt semiautomatic pistol chambered for .45ACP was the Army's standard sidearm from World War I through the Vietnam era.
How can you find people who served with your relative in the 350 Infantry Reg 88 during World War 2?
Contact the 350th Infantry Regiment Veteran's Association.
Is there an email address to contact the 28th infantry division association as you are trying to trace World War 2 personnel?
Which country did the 28th Infantry Division come from?
The 505th Parachute Infantry REGIMENT was the first P.I.R. to see combat in the ETO during WW 2. The first US Parachute Infantry Unit to see action in the ETO was the 509th Parachute Infantry BATTALION. Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com
It was a moral victory because, though the Americans lost the hill, they inflicted heavy damage unto the British. This let the British know that the Americans were ready to fight. The British went through three waves of infantry trying to capture the hill, and they lost nearly 1000 men. In addition, the Americans had done this against the most professional and well trained troops in the world. Only the Prussian army may have been… Read More
The .303 cartridge is the standard caliber for the English made Enfields. the other GB 53 7 stands for where and when it was made. These are military designations. Commercial ammuntion would have the .303 caliber stamped on the bottom of the casing along with either the name or initials of the company manufacturing the bullet. The caliber was used by the English for many years including World War II. Most of the NATO nations… Read More
no. japanese-americans formed an all japanese-american unit named the 441st infantry battalion during WW2. they amassed numerous medals and awards for heroism. they only fought in the European theater
Tanks were used to let the infantry troops take cover behind them as there was no cover in no mans land. Tanks were really only used by the French and British. The Americans did have tanks to and Germans used tanks somtimes but stuck with making chemical warfare.
John A. English has written: 'A perspective on infantry' -- subject(s): Infantry drill and tactics, Infantry 'The Canadian Army and the Normandy campaign' -- subject(s): Campaigns, Canada, Canada. Army, History, World War, 1939-1945
Thomas Hall Westlake has written: 'History of the 320th infantry abroad' -- subject(s): 320th Infantry, Regimental histories, United States, United States. Infantry. 320th Regiment, World War, 1914-1918
Carl Edward Glock has written: 'History of the 316th Regiment of Infantry' -- subject(s): 316th, Infantry, Regimental histories, United States, United States. Army. 316th Infantry, World War, 1914-1918