What was the standard equipment that a soldier carried into battle?
A ww2 infantryman, axis or allied, carried alot of the same
gear. This normally consisted of: 1. Helmet 2. rifle (or assigned
weapon) 3. cartride belt-with or without suspenders 4. canteen 5.
bayonet and scabbard 6. uniform(Shirt/pants) 7. Rain Poncho/shelter
half 8. boots(maybe w/leggings) 9. 3 days rations 10.extra socks
11.toiletries 12.grenades(if available) 13.extra ammo bandoliers(if
available) 15.entrenching tool w/cover. 16.tobacco products
17.personnal items were supposed to be left in the rear.