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Ejército de los Estados Unidos: Escuadrones de infantería
Sappers
M 50 C 6

Combat guide

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101st airborne
M 3 C 30

H 2 X 2

H 10 X 3

This air assault paratrooper

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division was born in 1942. The
first action of the 101st scouts

Thompson submachine gun

was to smooth the path for the

Inventory:

allied landings in Normandy, on
June 6, 1944, landing in occupied

2x

territory the night before the
invasion. Their objective was the

Marines
M 2 C 30

destruction of artillery batteries,
occupation of command buildings

H 10 X 3

and establishment of roadblocks

The United States Marines Corps operated as an amphibious assault force. Their duties

to hinder the arrival of enemy reinforcements during the landings.

included the capture and defense of naval bases and support during amphibious

On September 17, 1944, the division was made part of the XVIII Airborne Corps,

landing operations. They usually operated as an expeditionary force in armed conflicts

constituting the First Allied Airborne Army. As part of this formation, the 101st participated

around the world.

in Operation Market Garden along with the 82nd Division. On this occasion, the division

During the Second World War, the marines played a fundamental role in the Pacific

did not manage to achieve its designated objectives: to capture the bridges over the

war. They took part in battles such as those in Guadalcanal, Tinian, Saipan, Iwo Jima,

Rhine to ensure the passage of armored units towards the north of Germany.

Okinawa, etc., where they saw the faces of the Imperial Japanese Army. One of the

The 101st went into action again during the Battle of the Ardennes. As this was one of

most iconic snapshots of the war, "Raising the flag on Iwo Jima" by Joe Rosenthal, has

the few units available to contain the German advance, it was sent to defend Bastogne, a

the soldiers of the Marine Corps as its main characters.

junction of roads that was vital for the allied victory. The 101st heroically held out until the

The marines were better equipped for hand-to-hand combat and defending the captured

arrival of the armored divisions led by General Patton.

positions, although their light armament did not allow them to repel attacks from enemy tanks.

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Thompson submachine gun

1
M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle

6
M1941 Johnson light machine gun

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20x

2
M1A1 semi-automatic carbine

2

Thompson submachine gun

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9x

18x

5x

6x

1x

26x

22x

16x

2x

2x

B.A.R machine gun

101st airborne
One of the most
distinguishable elements
of the 101st was the
insignia they wore on
their helmets. During
the Second World War,
soldiers of the 101st used
symbols from playing cards
(diamonds, spades, hearts
and clubs) to indicate
which regiment they
belonged to.