'Miss Drop 44' roster

If you are not listed on here and you are a member, I need details! Name and serial number.  (photo will be done by us)

Company HQ 

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Cpt Hunt, Sam
O-316719
Company Commander
HQ

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First Sgt Hale, Ben 

Company Top-Kick
HQ

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Sgt Cummings, John
11816844
Communications
HQ

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Technician 5th Class
vacant - recruiting now
Operator, radio
HQ

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Pvt Bartlett, Andy
32100357
'replacements'
HQ

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Pvt
vacant - recruiting now
'replacements'
HQ

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Pvt
vacant - recruiting now
'replacements'
HQ

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Pvt
vacant - recruiting now
'replacements'
HQ

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Pvt
vacant - recruiting now
'replacements'
HQ

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1st Lt Mackay, Dan
O-414333
2iC
HQ

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Sgt Zoid, Henry 
15153971
Intelligence
HQ

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Technician 4th Class Murray, Max
14590352
Operator, radio
HQ

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Technician 5th Class
vacant - recruiting now
Operator, radio
HQ

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Pvt Chappell, Mike
20124453
'replacements'
HQ

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Pvt
vacant - recruiting now
'replacements'
HQ

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Pvt
vacant - recruiting now
'replacements'
HQ

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Pvt
vacant - recruiting now
'replacements'
HQ

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Pvt
vacant - recruiting now
'replacements'
HQ

Platoon HQ 

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1st Lt 
vacant - recruiting now
Platoon CO
'D' Co - 1st Platoon HQ

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S/Sgt Brown, Harry
14449555
Platoon Staff Sergeant
'D' Co - 1st Platoon HQ

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Tech 5th Mackay, Harvey 
17394627
Operator, radio
'D' Co - 1st Platoon HQ

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2nd Lt Mcfall, Callum
0-303297
Platoon 2iC
'D' Co - 1st Platoon HQ

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Cpl 

Signal, radio & code
'D' Co - 1st Platoon HQ

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PFC Borland, Tom
18441944
Messenger
'D' Co - 1st Platoon HQ

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Private Quine, Tai1
3439014
Messenger
'D' Co - 1st Platoon HQ

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1st Rifle Squad

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Sgt Bond, Darren

12300984
Squad Leader 

'D' Co - 1st Platoon / 1st Squad

Cpl Dobney, Mike
32010385
Assistant Squad Leader 
'D' Co - 1st Platoon / 1st Squad

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Pvt Hale
 
LMG Gunner
'D' Co - 1st Platoon / 1st Squad

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Pvt 
vacant - recruiting now
LMG Gunner Assistant 
'D' Co - 1st Platoon / 1st Squad

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Pvt
vacant - recruiting now
LMG Ammo bearer
'D' Co - 1st Platoon / 1st Squad

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Pvt 
vacant - recruiting now
Rifleman
'D' Co - 1st Platoon / 1st Squad

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PFC 
vacant - recruiting now
Rifleman
'D' Co - 1st Platoon / 1st Squad

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Pvt Eddery, Bob 'Ayla'
20843573
Rifleman
'D' Co - 1st Platoon / 1st Squad

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PFC
vacant - recruiting now
Rifleman
'D' Co - 1st Platoon / 1st Squad

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PFC
vacant - recruiting now
Rifleman
'D' Co - 1st Platoon / 1st Squad

2nd Rifle Squad

will fill once 1st Squad is full

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60mm Mortar Squad

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Sgt 
vacant - recruiting now
Squad Leader 
'D' Co - 1st Platoon / Mortar Squad

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Pvt
vacant - recruiting now
Gunner, Mortar Assistant 
'D' Co - 1st Platoon / Mortar Squad

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Pvt
vacant - recruiting now
Ammunition Barer 
'D' Co - 1st Platoon / Mortar Squad

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PFC
vacant - recruiting now
Gunner, Mortar
'D' Co - 1st Platoon / Mortar Squad

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PFC
vacant - recruiting now
Ammunition Barer 
'D' Co - 1st Platoon / Mortar Squad

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Pvt
vacant - recruiting now
Ammunition Barer 
'D' Co - 1st Platoon / Mortar Squad

If any other groups want to form a squad, or a partial squad inside Miss Drop 44 and be invited to events with us, then please contact us. We are interested in collaborating with other groups that are of suitable calibre to form a a superstructure of good groups that can attend events together; whilst at the same time still retaining the separate group status if you wish. These new groups can start creating the other rifle squads, mortar squads and so on. 

There are so many 502 re-enactors/living historians that want to advance to the next step and this seems a good way of the groups evolving but keeping the friendships and groups you have already made intact, unbroken with the added advantage of becoming bigger and better.

The TO&E below is the Feb 1942 table with the Feb 1943 amendments added in.

Miss Drop 44 is based around Platoon HQ, column 4; with out first rifle squad being column 5.

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As lots of people are not familiar with these tables, I will break it down and explain what information can be obtained from these. Including who got what weapons. Firstly and importantly, NO M1911 automatic pistols are at Company level and below. These were all withdrawn in the Feb 43 changes.  M1A1 Thompsons have also been removed, not even the S/Sgt now has his Thompson. Yes, you'll have seen both Thompsons and M1911s in photographs. This table is for Infantry Rifle Company, Parachute. That doesn't include signals, engineers etc. Of course people did their own things, took things they weren't supposed to have, obtained things, found things... This is about what you are, and what you should have.

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Company HQ

Two officers, Caption and 1st Lt

 

First Sgt.

2x Sgts - 1x Communication Sgt - 1x S2 Sgt (Intelligence)

11 Enlistedmen - 1x T4, 2x T5 as radio operators - 3x messengers (runners) and the rest (5) as riflemen; also to be used as replacements for other squads to keep them up to full strength.

A total of 14 enlisted men / 2 officers.

The First Sgt and other officers get a M1A1 Carbine.

The other 13 enlistedmen were issued M1 Garands.

The Company HQ was also issued 6 M3 Grease Guns and 1 Rocket Launcher. Which lucky soles had the job of carrying these extra weapons could be anyone guess. This is why you do see random people armed with M3 Grease Guns, you can spot them in the photographs of them walking to the planes, including a Captain who has dumped his Carbine in favour of the M3.

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This cut down table only now shows the Platoon HQ, each company had 3 platoons. Each platoon had an HQ, 2 rifle squads and a mortar squad.

The platoon HQ has 2 officers, each armed with an M1A1 Carbine.

S/Sgt armed with M1 Garand

Corporal in charge of the communications

A radio operator ranked at Technician 5th class

Two messengers (runners) a PFC and a PVT.

Under the part that states Technician grade 4, technician grade 5 etc, it says there are 3 paratroopers. Then the section under that specifies what those roles are. There are only 7 people total in the Platoon HQ, but lots of people make mistakes and add up all the numbers and can get around 14 members! 

Total enlisted men 5 / total officers (at the top) 2.

At the bottom, it states how many parachutes and the list of weapons issued to platoon HQ. Sometimes, usually in the case of HQ's there are more weapons than men. So some unlucky guy in the platoon HQ had to lug about a bazooka as well. 

This was done for both additional support weapons on the ground and as replacements should the others get damaged or lost.

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This next table is a cut down version of the TO&E that now only shows the rifle squads and mortar squad.

Each squad being lead by a Sgt - the table shows Sgt 1, then below states the role of that Sgt 'Squad leader'.

Assisting the Sgt is a Cpl, his role is stated below as Squad leader, assistant.

Next is 10 enlisted men ranging in rank from Pvt to PFC and this also give the impression that some of these will be Technical grade ranks. However, none of these roles are Technical roles, in the list of roles, if one does require a technical rank, then it is marked in column 2 (which can't be see in this cut down table. Use the complete table at the top to understand this. The ranks Pvt and PFC in the whole company are almost equal - 46 PFCs and 45 Pvt. 

Out of the 12 members, 11 get issued M1 Garands and the

only one who was issued an M1A1 Carbine was the .30 cal gunner. As carrying a .30 LMG and an M1 Garand would probably be a bit too much and too awkward.

The Mortar team comprises of 6 members 

'Squad Leader' is a Sgt 

the rest of the squad is a mixture of Pvts and PFCs.

1 Gunner

1 Gunner Assistant

3 Ammunition Bearers

All are issued M1 Garands, except for the Gunner and Gunners Assistant who were issued M1A1 Carbines.