airborne outfitting in WWII
I have been watching a great mini series 'Band of Brothers' that depicts the 506th of the 101st airborne during WWII. from everything I've seen it is probably the most accurate depiction of the war, at least based on what I remember from history class but I do have some questions concerning some of the guns depicted. in a certain segment of the show where the 506th is dug in around Bastogne, and later in belgium a couple of the troops are using BARs. I was under the impression that the BAR was considered too bulky, heavy and burnt too much ammo to issue to paratroopers?
from any of the accounts you guys and gals have read, are there any cases of paratroopers being issued or 'appropriating' BARs for prolonged combat operations?
all guns lost in a tragic smelting accident.
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