US Improvised & Modified Infantry Weapons

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US Improvised & Modified Infantry Weapons

Post by Richard Stone » 06 Jul 2020 04:18

The five attached reports describe some modifications and improvisations made to US infantry weapons and artillery by US units during the battles in Northwest Europe during 1944 and 1945.

All of the reports were collected from the US Army publication ‘Battle Experiences’. The publication date of each report is listed in the attachment title.
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS- 29 March 1945 - 60mm Mortar.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -29 July 1944 - 60mm Mortar.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -31 August 1944 - WP Grenade.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -25 October 1944 - 40mm.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS - 10 August 1944 - Small Arms.png
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Re: US Improvised & Modified Infantry Weapons

Post by Richard Stone » 07 Jul 2020 23:43

Attached are another five reports that describe some modifications and improvisations made to US infantry weapons and artillery by US units during the battles in Northwest Europe during 1944 and 1945. The reports include use of captured German weapons.

All of the reports were collected from the US Army publication ‘Battle Experiences’. The publication date of each report is listed in the attachment title.
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -16 March 1945 - M3 Submg.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -3 February 1945 - 105mm Round.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -2 January 1945 -2.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -1 January 1945 -2.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -22 March 1945 - Flash Hider.png
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Re: US Improvised & Modified Infantry Weapons

Post by Richard Stone » 10 Jul 2020 20:31

Attached are another five reports that describe some modifications and improvisations made to US infantry weapons and artillery by US units during the battles in Northwest Europe during 1944 and 1945. The reports include use of captured German weapons.

All of the reports were collected from the US Army publication ‘Battle Experiences’. The publication date of each report is listed in the attachment title.

The text obscured by the ‘Declassified’ stamp can be read by enlarging the attachment.
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -16 August 1944 -CapturedMortar.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS - 26 February 1945 -CapturedPanzerfaust.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -5 December 1944 - Captured 75 mm Pak.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS - 18 January 1945 -MG.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS - 14 January 1945 -TripFlare.png
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Re: US Improvised & Modified Infantry Weapons

Post by Richard Stone » 13 Jul 2020 03:47

Attached are another five reports that describe some modifications and improvisations made to US infantry weapons and artillery by US units during the battles in Northwest Europe during 1944 and 1945. The reports include use of captured German weapons.

All of the reports were collected from the US Army publication ‘Battle Experiences’. The publication date of each report is listed in the attachment title.

The text obscured by the ‘Declassified’ stamp can be read by enlarging the attachment.
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS - 10 February 1945 -FlameThrowerWP.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS - 2 November 1944 - Captured 105 mm Ammo.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS - 14 January 1945 -CapturedMG.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS - 14 January 1945 -MG.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS - 31 January 1945 -TimeFireGrenade.png
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Re: US Improvised & Modified Infantry Weapons

Post by Richard Stone » 16 Jul 2020 04:00

Attached are another five reports that describe some modifications and improvisations made to US infantry weapons and artillery by US units during the battles in Northwest Europe during 1944 and 1945. The reports include use of captured German weapons.

All of the reports were collected from the US Army publication ‘Battle Experiences’. The publication date of each report is listed in the attachment title.
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS - 13 January 1945 -WP.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS - 17 January 1945 -AntiTankGrenade.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS - 14 February 1945 -MortarFuze.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS - 24 January 1945 -DeceptionRoadBock.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -15 March 1945 -ImprovisedFlare.png
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Re: US Improvised & Modified Infantry Weapons

Post by Richard Stone » 19 Jul 2020 18:17

Attached are another five reports that describe some modifications, improvisations and tactical use changes made to US infantry weapons and artillery by US units during the battles in Northwest Europe during 1944 and 1945. The reports include the use of captured German weapons.

All of the reports were collected from the US Army publication ‘Battle Experiences’. The publication date of each report is listed in the attachment title.
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -25 October 1944 -40mm.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -15 December 1944 -Bazooka.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -13 December 1944 -IlluminatingShells.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -8 February 1945 -CombatTips.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -9 December 1944 -MG.png
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Re: US Improvised & Modified Infantry Weapons

Post by Richard Stone » 23 Jul 2020 05:05

Attached are another five reports that describe some modifications, improvisations and tactical use changes made to US infantry weapons and artillery by US units during the battles in Northwest Europe during 1944 and 1945.

All of the reports were collected from the US Army publication ‘Battle Experiences’. The publication date of each report is listed in the attachment title.

The text obscured by the ‘Declassified’ stamp can be read by enlarging the attachment.
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -31 January 1945 -WP.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -31 August 1944 -Mortar.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -27 August 1944 -Tips.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -11 January 1945 -Bazooka.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -6 November 1944 -MG.png
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Re: US Improvised & Modified Infantry Weapons

Post by OldBill » 23 Jul 2020 21:47

Thanks for posting these. I am really enjoying them!

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Re: US Improvised & Modified Infantry Weapons

Post by Richard Stone » 24 Jul 2020 04:03

Thank you, OldBill.

I'm glad many of the site's members find these documents useful. I've learned a lot from these documents, too and am happy to share them.

This information appears to have escaped the notice of many historians although it has been in existence for decades.

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Re: US Improvised & Modified Infantry Weapons

Post by Richard Stone » 25 Jul 2020 01:25

Attached are another five reports that describe some modifications, improvisations and tactical use changes made to US infantry weapons and artillery by US units during the battles in Northwest Europe during 1944 and 1945.

All of the reports were collected from the US Army publication ‘Battle Experiences’. The publication date of each report is listed in the attachment title.

The text obscured by the ‘Declassified’ stamp can be read by enlarging the attachment.

BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -3 February 1945 - Grenade.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -5 January 1945 -MG & Bazooka.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -7 December 1944 -TNT.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -22 January 1945 -Mortars.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -13 December 1944 -Searchlight.png
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Re: US Improvised & Modified Infantry Weapons

Post by Richard Stone » 28 Jul 2020 02:55

Attached are another five reports that describe some modifications, improvisations and tactical use changes made to US infantry weapons and artillery by US units during the battles in Northwest Europe during 1944 and 1945.

All of the reports were collected from the US Army publication ‘Battle Experiences’. The publication date of each report is listed in the attachment title.

The text obscured by the ‘Declassified’ stamp can be read by enlarging the attachment.

The ’sensitized’ bazooka rounds are bazooka rounds that had their fuse converted to function at a lower impact force. This modification was performed in the field by an ammunition ordnance company in early June 1944 and first used during the hedgerow battles.
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -4 January 1945 -Multiple Weapons.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -11 December 1944 -Artillery.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -8 February 1945 -Artillery.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS - 18 January 1945 -ProjectingWire.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS - 28 April 1945 -CapturedFlare.png
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Re: US Improvised & Modified Infantry Weapons

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 30 Jul 2020 14:30

Appreciate immensely your posting these docs.

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Re: US Improvised & Modified Infantry Weapons

Post by Richard Stone » 07 Aug 2020 23:53

Attached are another five reports that describe some modifications, improvisations and tactical use changes made to US infantry weapons and artillery by US units during the battles in Northwest Europe during 1944 and 1945.

All of the reports were collected from the US Army publication ‘Battle Experiences’. The publication date of each report is listed in the attachment title.
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -31 August 1944 - CubPlane.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -26 October 1944 -SmokeShell.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -9 January 1945 -Artillery.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS -27 October 1944 -CPDefense.png
BattExp- WeaponImprovUS - 8 March 1945 -Cable.png
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Re: US Improvised & Modified Infantry Weapons

Post by OldBill » 08 Aug 2020 21:39

The cable projecting method is similar to that used by the US Lifesaving Service and then the USCG to fire the Lyle Guns for rescue ops.

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Re: US Improvised & Modified Infantry Weapons

Post by Yoozername » 08 Aug 2020 22:42

I love this kind of minutia. Thanks!

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