US MARINE RIFLE COMPANY 1944

US MARINE RIFLE COMPANY 1944
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US MARINE RIFLE COMPANY 1944

COMPANY HQ:

HQ SECTION:
Captain / Company Commander (M1 Carbine + M1911 Pistol)
1st Lieutenant / 2nd/IC (M1 Carbine + M1911 Pistol)
1st Sergeant (M1 Carbine)
Gunnery Sergeant (M1 Carbine)
Signal Corporal (M1 Rifle + M1911 Pistol)
Corporal / Clerk (M1 Rifle)
Pvt or PFC / Driver (M1 Rifle or SMG)
2 x Pvts or PFC / Messengers (M1 Rifles)

ADMIN SECTION:
Supply & Property Sergeant (M1 Rifle)
Corporal / Armourer (M1 Rifle)
Corporal / Carpenter (M1 Rifle)
Cook/Mess Sergeant (M1 Rifle)
Chief Cook (M1 Rifle)
Field Cook (M1 Rifle)
4 x Asst. Cooks (M1 Rifles)
Pvt or PFC / Barber (M1 Rifle)
Pvt or PFC / Cobbler (M1 Rifle)
Pvt or PFC / Supply (M1 Rifle)
2 x Pvts or PFC Field Musicians (M1 Rifles)
9 x Pvts or PFC for other duties (M1 Rifles)

MORTAR SECTION:
SECTION HQ:
2nd Lieutenant / Section Leader (M1 Carbine + M1911 Pistol)
Section Sergeant (M1 Carbine)

3 x MORTAR SQUADS EACH CONTAINING:
Corporal / Squad Leader (M1 Carbine + M1911 Pistol)
Pvt or PFC / Gunner (M1 Carbine + M1911 Pistol)
Pvt or PFC / Asst. Gunner (M1 Carbine + M1911 Pistol) 3 x Pvt or PFC / Ammo Bearers (M1 Carbines)
1 x 60mm M2 Mortar

The HQ Section also contained 1 x Jeep + Trailer, 3 x Bazookas and 6 x .30 M1917A1 MMGs. The Bazookas were handed out to the Rifle Companies if and when needed. The .30 M1917A1s held at CHQ were reserve Machine Guns issued to the LMG Platoon if requested.
LMG PLATOON:
PLATOON HQ:
2nd Lieutenant / Platoon Leader (M1 Carbine + M1911 Pistol)
Gunnery Sergeant (M1 Carbine)
Ammunition / Corporal (M1 Carbine)
2 x Pvt or PFC / Messengers (M1 Rifles)
1 x M1942 Hand Cart

2 x LMG SECTIONS EACH CONTAINING:
Sergeant / Section Leader (M1 Carbine + M1911 Pistol)

2 x MACHINE GUN SQUADS EACH CONTAINING:
Corporal / Squad Leader (M1 Carbine + M1911 Pistol)
Pvt or PFC / Machine Gunner (M1 Carbine + M1911 Pistol)
Pvt or PFC / Asst. Machine Gunner (M1 Carbine + M1911 Pistol)
5 x Pvt or PFC / Ammo Bearers & Squad Security Men (M1 Carbines + M1911 Pistol)
1 x .30 M1919A4 LMG + 1 x M1942 Hand Cart)

3 x RIFLE PLATOONS EACH CONTAINING:

PLATOON HQ:
2nd Lieutenant / Platoon Leader (M1 Carbine + M8 Grenade Launcher)
Platoon Sergeant (M1 Carbine + M8 Grenade Launcher)
Sergeant / Platoon Guide (M1 Rifle + M7 Grenade Launcher)
Corporal / Demolitions (M1 Rifle + M7 Grenade Launcher)
3 x Pvt or PFC / Messengers (M1 Rifles + M7 Grenade Launchers)
6 x M2 Flame-Throwers

3 x RIFLE SQUADS EACH CONTAINING:

Sergeant / Squad Leader (M1 Carbine + M8 Grenade Launcher)
3 x FIRE TEAMS EACH CONTAINING:
Corporal / Team Leader (M1 Rifle + M7 Grenade Launcher)
Pvt or PFC /Automatic Rifleman (B.A.R. M1918)
Pvt or PFC /Asst. Automatic Rifleman (M1 Rifle + M7 Grenade Launcher)
Pvt or PFC /Rifleman (M1 Rifle + M7 Grenade Launcher)

TOTAL:

7 x Officers + 66 x NCOs & 174 x PFCs & Privates (247 total)
.45 Pistols: 30
.30 M1 Carbines: 96
.30 M1 Rifles: 124
.30 BARs: 27
.30 M.1919A4 LMGs: 6
.30 M.1914A1 MMGs: 6
M7 Grenade Launchers: 96
M8 Grenade Launchers: 33
60mm Mortars: 3
2.36in Bazookas: 3
M2 Flame-Throwers: 9
Jeeps: 1
Trailers: 1
Hand Carts: 7