Platoon Leaders

This sections covers the combat equipment and weapons for this role. It doesn't mention things like uniform as every trooper had the same basic uniform. So if portraying the above position you should have the following items :-

Officially the platoon leader and platoon assistant leader received the two M1A1 Carbines issued to the Platoon HQ. However, photos do suggest that some took M1 Garands over the M1A1 Carbine, one possibility is that the person chosen to carry the bazooka that was issued to Platoon HQ would carry the more compact and lighter weapon and one of the officers would take the M1 Garand.

M1 Garand or M1A1 Carbine

M3 Knife

2 or 3 small rigger pouches

1x M1936 Dispatch/Map Case 

M1936 Pistol Belt

M1936 Suspenders

Musette Bag

First Aid Pouch and Tin

M1910 or M1942 Canteen Cover / Bottle / Cup

Compass Pouch

2 or 3 small rigger pouches