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VIDEO: U.S. Marine Rifle Squad (WWII)

Updated: Aug 23, 2019


Check out our latest video, detailing the evolution of the U.S. Marine Corps Rifle Squad during World War II. Included is an overview of the organizational and equipment changes and the influences behind them.


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Sources:

  • Marine Corps Table of Organization D-1 “Rifle Company, Infantry Battalion, Infantry Regiment” (HQMC Washington DC versions dated 28 March 1941, 28 March 41/10 January 1942, and 1 July 1942).

  • Marine Corps Table of Organization E-1 “Rifle Company, Infantry Battalion, Infantry Regiment” (HQMC Washington DC dated 15 April 1943).

  • Marine Corps Table of Organization F-1 “Rifle Company, Infantry Battalion, Infantry Regiment” (HQMC Washington DC dated 12 January and 27 March 1944).

  • Marine Corps Table of Organization G-1 “Rifle Company, Infantry Battalion, Infantry Regiment” (HQMC Washington DC dated 1 May 1945) Marine Corps Tables of Organization D-81 “Parachute Company, Parachute Battalion, Marine Division” (HQMC Washington DC 28 March 1941 and 10 January 1942).

  • Frank, Benis and Shaw, Henry Jr. (1968) "Victory and Occupation: History of U.S. Marine Corps Operations in World War II Volume V", Part VI: Conclusion, Headquarters Marine Corps

  • Hashim, Ahmed. (2000) “Development of the Squad: Historical Analysis.” Center for Naval Analyses

  • Sayen, John. (2001) “Battalion: An Organizational Study of the United States Infantry.” Working paper, Marine Corps Combat Development Command

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