Yes, plus each US army Rifle company had two .30 cal medium machine guns in the heavy weapons platoon. The US made over 1 million Thompsons and Grease Guns, so someone was using them. why it wasn't made "organic" and mentioned in the T&OE I dunno.YAN wrote: ↑13 Apr 2012 16:44Thanks TH for the book info.
I think that the standard U.S. Infantry Platoon with its three BARs and up to 35+ M1 Rifles could lay down a pretty good volume of fire, don’t forget nothing is bolt action apart from the odd M.1903 of course, the Japanese had no chance trying to mass charge the Marines, some Marine Sections had up to three BARs, and I am not even adding the Weapons Platoon to this list.
Maybe, NCOs, Officers, etc. were given a choice of a M1 Carbine or a SMG.