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 :-

The Rifleman is the backbone to every fighting force, although it

probalby doesn't sound like a very interesting role, it is by far the

most important. Armed with the M1 Garand rifle and carrying

a large ammo load each one packed a lot of firepower.

Each rifleman also carried either one 250 .30 belt or a 60mm

mortar round during the jump which was pooled when on

the ground, spreading the load for the support weapons.  

M1 Garand Rifle

M1 Garand Bayonet & or M3 Knife

4 HE Grenades

1 HE 60mm Mortar or .30 Ammo Belt

M1936 Pistol Belt

3 - 4 small Rigger ammunition pouches

1x GP (General Purpose) Bags - each bag fits one 'spam can' .30 caliber ammo tin

M1936 Pistol Belt

M1936 Suspenders

Musette Bag

First Aid Pouch and Tin

M1910 or M1942 Canteen Cover / Bottle / Cup

Intrenching Tool

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