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Old 06-06-2019, 03:52 PM
Corry El is offline
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In fact speaking of non-official issue M1 carbines, check out the guy furthest to the right in the iconic posed* photo of German soldiers taken at the site of an overrun US unit during the Battle of the Bulge. In the German Army official tables of organization and equipment meant pretty little by 1944. But such tables were not strictly adhered to even in the well equipped US Army/Marines of late war. Any statement that line US infantry didn't carry carbines is based on official tables.
*as seen in this uncropped version by the guy casually walking along on the left with no helment.