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    U S Soldiers with there M1 Garands

    Soldiers with "Easy" Company are being transported with there M1icon Garands at hand.

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    Glider?
    Good luck to them!
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    was it the 29th inf div first issued with the M1icon

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    101st AB Div. Also shown are M1903A3 rifle, M1icon Thompson (note bolt handle locked to rear), and M1918A2 BAR.

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    Plus 1 X rocket launcher...stuck in there...
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    First M1s

    Yes, 29th Inf. was first line outfit to receive the new rifle, but the first 800 or so went to the Inf School at Ft. Benning.
    Real men measure once and cut.

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    It was indeed the 29th Infantry that was completely issued the M1icon rifle (1938), but not the 29th Inf. Division as stated in Billy Pyle's great book on the gas trap M1. It was the 29th Infantry Regiment. The 29th Division was a MD / VA national guard unit until federalized during the war.

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    101st Airborne "Easy" Company with their M1icon Garand inside the glider before D-Day in 1944*Less

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    Didn't the Thompson fire from the open bolt position?

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    Yes, but it's not safe to have one locked and loaded in a close compartment like that out of action...doesn't matter, that would be a posed photo...he was told to bring the Tgun up so it could be seen I'll bet...
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