+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 17 of 17

Thread: 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment.

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #11
    Advisory Panel
    painter777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    @
    Location
    Central Michigan
    Posts
    4,159
    Local Date
    06-26-2019
    Local Time
    02:06 AM
    GI-Bob,
    Is it POP QUIZ TIME ?
    Gotta be 20 or 30 rd Thompson.... or maybe M3 30 rd Grease gun mags.... Or both.... because they look like round nose .45's.
    I don't think the bullets look long enough to be .30 cal for the BAR.
    And I don't know much about the Johnsons, but I think they had a Rotary mag...... not sure about the caliber without looking it up.

    Read where the Carbine was a concern when fired:

    From page 95 in the Book linked below-
    They found the report of the Carbine closely resembled that of the Jap .256 rifle.
    They had contemplated replacing the Carbine with the M1icon because of the confusion.

    Blossoming Silk Against the Rising Sun: U.S. and Japanese Paratroopers at ... - Gene Eric Salecker - Google Books
    Last edited by painter777; 06-11-2019 at 11:39 PM.
    Charlie-Painter777

    A Country Has No Greater Responsibility Than To Care For Those Who Served...

  2. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Posts
    All Threads
    No Drill-Tap scope mounts for Mosin Nagant, Mauser K98K, Yugo M48, Swedish M96 and M38, Swiss K31, K11, 1911 and more! Bringing mil-surplus rifles to modern standard without damaging historical values! We specialise in military utensils and artefacts such as helmets, daggers, medals and badges, etc.  The on-line store is intended for personal browsing and searching of collecting objects. All items are provided historical value only and can be used for home collection or other purposes except of fascism, Nazism or other extremism manifestation or its propaganda. LIMITED TIME OFFER FROM THE AMERICAN GUNSMITHING INSTITUTE: Get Immediate Online Access To AGI's NEW Armorer's Course for Glock Pistols, Covering Every Generation of Glocks, Including the Latest Model 42/43 and Double Stack Pistols for ONLY $7.00! Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles We pride ourselves on being the new lowest price listing service, and the simplest to use. If you need to buy or sell collectible firearms or any firearm in your legal possession, then this is the place for you. If you’re a big collector clearing house, or other seller that could benefit from a Premium seller account, then we can also support you here at Gunonline.com. Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.
     

  3. #12
    Advisory Panel
    USGI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    Today @ 12:01 AM
    Location
    Oregon
    Age
    73
    Posts
    1,588
    Local Date
    06-25-2019
    Local Time
    11:06 PM
    Real Name
    Bob
    When I wrote that, I hadn't figured out how to get to those (6) stills quickly - was just pausing the video. Some of the ammo looked too "slim" - more like .30 Carbine and had me confused. Hmmm... maybe they had Pedersen devices for their '03 Springfields? That shouldn't have been possible, so just wanted to check what you thought they were. I figured Thompsons, but never even thought of the "Grease Guns." I think all of the Johnsons and others mentioned in the book were chambered for .30-06. - Bob

  4. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  5. #13
    Really Senior Member shadycon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 02:11 PM
    Location
    NRV, Va.
    Posts
    725
    Local Date
    06-26-2019
    Local Time
    02:06 AM
    Could be TSMG.
    M1a1's-R-FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    TSMG's-R-MORE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ENJOY LIFE AND HAVE FUN!!!

  6. #14
    Really Senior Member Bruce McAskill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 10:20 PM
    Posts
    1,676
    Local Date
    06-26-2019
    Local Time
    02:06 AM
    The magazines are for the Thompsons. There is a couple of carbines shown too and what do we see but one M1A1icon. Now the question is was this the real footage of the preparations for the jump or a later reenactment? I can see the brass not wanting cameras there in case of a major screw up as this was the first try with paratroopers.

  7. #15
    Advisory Panel
    painter777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    @
    Location
    Central Michigan
    Posts
    4,159
    Local Date
    06-26-2019
    Local Time
    02:06 AM
    Hi Bruce,
    First try with Paratroopers ?
    There are numerous pics of M1A1's, 2 there as they load mags.
    This was the first jump @ Battalion strength in the Pacific. Not counting the guys who couldn't jump when their door hung up on the outside of the plane.
    Lots of pressure because the US Brass wasn't impressed with our earlier jumps in 1942-1943. Did you read where Gen MCarthur and 2 other top brass flew above to view the action?
    Kinsler jumped with his men.

    1942
    12 September Sardinia USAicon, U.K OSS
    8 November Tafaraoui, Morocco USA 556 men, 509 PIB
    15 November Youks les Bains, Algeria USA 350 men, 509 PIB
    24 December. El Djem, Tunisia USA, France 30 men, Hqs Co, 509 PIB; 2 Frenchicon

    1943
    26/27 January Myitkyina, Burma USA, Burma 30 men, OSS Det 101
    7/8 February North Burma USA, Burma 12 men, OSS Det 101
    24 March Lawsawk, Burma USA, Burma 6 men, OSS Det 101 'B' Group
    14 June Tours, France USA, UKicon 2 men, SOE
    9 July Gela, Sicily USA 3,406 men, 3 Bn, 504 PIR; 505 PIR; 456 PFA; 307th Para Eng. Husky I Invasion Sicily
    10 July Gela, Sicily USA 2,304 men, 1 & 2 Bn, 504 PIR; 376 PFA Husky II Invasion Sicily
    August Naga Hills, Burma USA Air Medic Evac, USAAF Aid Aircraft
    10 August Loir-et-Cher, France USA, France 3 man Jedburgh team
    13 August Saint-Gilles-les-Forêts, Fr USA, France 3 man Jedburgh team
    16 August Le Crevsot, France U.K., USA SOE-OSS Team
    17 August Clearmont-Ferraud, Fr. USA 2 men, OSS
    17 August Le Creusot, France U.K., USA 6 men, SOE
    18 August Clermont-Ferrand, Fr. USA 2 men, OSS
    21 August Doubs, France USA 1 man, OSS

    *** 5 September Nadzab, Markham Valley, New Guinea USA, Australiaicon 1,700, 503 PIR; 17 men, 2/4 Aust Field Regt Alamo Seize Valley ***

    The Rest can be found in this link:
    http://www.specialforcesassociation....03.07.2013.pdf
    Charlie-Painter777

    A Country Has No Greater Responsibility Than To Care For Those Who Served...

  8. Thank You to painter777 For This Useful Post:


  9. #16
    Really Senior Member Bruce McAskill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 10:20 PM
    Posts
    1,676
    Local Date
    06-26-2019
    Local Time
    02:06 AM
    Charlie,

    I was referring to the first jump in the Pacific theater not the first for the paratroopers on a whole.

  10. #17
    Advisory Panel
    painter777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last On
    @
    Location
    Central Michigan
    Posts
    4,159
    Local Date
    06-26-2019
    Local Time
    02:06 AM
    Yeah,
    I figured as much after reading it again this morning.
    -1 for me

    Charlie-Painter777

    A Country Has No Greater Responsibility Than To Care For Those Who Served...

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Similar Threads

  1. Regimental Stories Episode 2 - The Parachute Regiment
    By Badger in forum The Screening Room
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-14-2018, 06:02 AM
  2. SNIPER kit of The Parachute Regiment 2016
    By Gil Boyd in forum Milsurps General Discussion Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-06-2016, 04:11 AM
  3. 15-098 Garand Picture of the Day - 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
    By Mark in Rochester in forum M1 Garand/M14/M1A Picture of the Day Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-31-2015, 12:24 PM
  4. 15-012 Garand Picture of the Day - 121 Infantry Regiment ,8th Infantry Division
    By Mark in Rochester in forum M1 Garand/M14/M1A Picture of the Day Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-13-2015, 02:03 PM
  5. 13-352 Garand Picture of the Day - 30th Infantry Division, 120th Infantry Regiment
    By Mark in Rochester in forum M1 Garand/M14/M1A Picture of the Day Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-18-2013, 02:22 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts