US Army Infantry Battalion, 1944

Table of Organisation & Equipment

  • Battalion Headquarters
    • Lieutenant Colonel, Battalion Commander, Colt Automatic pistol
    • Major, Executive Officer (EO), Colt Automatic pistol
    • Captain, Operations & Training (S-3), M1 carbine
    • First Lieutenant, Intelligence (S-2), M1 carbine
  • Headquarters Company
    • Headquarters (HHQ)
      • Captain, Adjutant (S-1), M1 carbine
      • First Lieutenant, Motor Transport, M1 carbine
      • First Sergeant, M1 carbine
      • Staff Sergeant, Mess, M1 carbine
      • Staff Sergeant, Supply, M1 carbine
      • Sergeant, Motor Transport, M1 rifle
      • Corporal, Company Clerk, M1 rifle
      • Armorer-artificer, M1 rifle
      • Bugler, M1 carbine
      • 2 Cooks, M1 rifles
      • Cook, Officers' Mess, M1 rifle
      • Cook's Helper, M1 rifle
      • Truck Driver, Orderly, M1 carbine
      • Truck Driver, Mechanic, M1 rifle
      • 11 Privates, M1 rifles
      • Jeep
      • Weapons Carrier
    • Battalion Headquarters Section
      • Sergeant Major, M1 carbine
      • Staff Sergeant, Intelligence, M1 carbine
      • Staff Sergeant, Operations, M1 carbine
      • Corporal, Gas, M1 rifle
      • Clerk, M1 rifle
      • 2 Jeep Drivers, M1 rifles
      • 6 Scouts, M1 rifles
      • 2 Jeeps
    • Artillery Liaison Section (attached during combat operations)
      • Captain, Colt Automatic pistol
      • Sergeant, M1 carbine
      • Corporal, M1 carbine
      • Jeep driver, M1 carbine
      • Radio operator, M1 carbine
      • Jeep
    • Communications Platoon
      • First Lieutenant, Communications, Platoon Commander, M1 carbine
      • Staff Sergeant, Communications chief, M1 carbine
      • Staff Sergeant, Radio, M1 rifle
      • Sergeant, Wire Chief, M1 rifle
      • 2 Code Clerks, M1 rifles
      • 5 Telephone & Telegraph Linemen, M1 rifles
      • 4 Messengers, M1 carbines
      • 4 Radio Operators, M1 rifles
      • 2 Telephone Switchboard Operators, M1 rifles
      • Radio Repairman, M1 rifle
      • Jeep, carrying Bazooka
      • 2 Jeeps with ¼ ton trailers
      • 2 Jeeps
    • Ammunition and Pioneer Platoon
      • Second Lieutenant, Munitions, Platoon Commander, M1 carbine
      • Technical Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, M1 carbine
      • 3 Sergeants, Squad Leaders, M1 rifles
      • 21 Ammo Bearers, M1 carbines
      • Truck Driver, M1 rifle
      • 1½ ton Truck with .50 cal. machine gun, Bazooka, 1 ton Trailer
    • Anti-tank Platoon
      • Platoon Headquarters
        • Second Lieutenant, Platoon Commander, M1 carbine
        • Technical Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, M1 carbine
        • Messenger, Jeep driver, M1 carbine
        • Jeep with .50 cal. machine gun
      • Anti-tank Squad
        • Staff Sergeant, Squad Leader, M1 rifle
        • Corporal, Gunner, Colt Automatic pistol
        • 4 Cannoneers, Colt Automatic pistols
        • 3 Ammunition Bearers, M1 carbines
        • Ammunition Bearer, Truck driver, M1 rifle
        • 57 mm Anti-tank Gun, towed
        • 1½ ton Truck, carrying Bazooka
      • Anti-tank Squad (same as above)
      • Anti-tank Squad (same as above)
  • Rifle Company
    • Company Headquarters
      • Captain, Company Commander, M1 carbine
      • First Lieutenant, EO, M1 carbine
      • First Sergeant, M1 carbine
      • Sergeant, Communications, M1 carbine
      • Sergeant, Mess, M1 rifle
      • Sergeant, Supply, M1 rifle
      • Corporal, Company Clerk, M1 rifle
      • PFC, Weapon-repair, M1 rifle
      • Bugler, M1 carbine
      • 4 Messengers, M1 rifles
      • 4 Cooks, M1 rifles
      • 3 Cook's Helpers, M1 rifles
      • Orderly, M1 rifle
      • 5 Bazookas (to be distributed to platoons)
    • Weapons Platoon
      • Platoon Headquarters
        • First Lieutenant, Platoon Commander, M1 carbine
        • Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, M1 carbine
        • 2 Jeep Drivers, M1 rifles
        • 2 Messengers, M1 rifles
        • Jeep with .50 cal. machine gun and ¼ ton
        • on trailer
        • Jeep with ¼ ton trailer
      • 60 mm Mortar Section
        • Section Headquarters
          • Sergeant, Section Leader, M1 rifle
          • Messenger, M1 rifle
          • 2 Privates, M1 rifles
        • Mortar Squad
          • Corporal, Gunner, Colt Automatic pistol
          • Assistant Gunner, Colt Automatic pistol
          • 3 Ammunition Bearers, M1 carbines
          • 60 mm Mortar
        • Mortar Squad (same as above)
        • Mortar Squad (same as above)
      • Light Machine Gun Section
        • Section Headquarters
          • Sergeant, Section Leader, M1 rifle
          • Messenger, M1 rifle
          • 2 Privates, M1 rifles
        • Light Machine Gun Squad
          • Corporal, Squad Leader, M1 carbine
          • Machine Gunner, Colt Automatic pistol
          • Assistant Machine Gunner, Colt Automatic pistol
          • 2 Ammunition bearers, M1 carbines
          • .30 cal. Browning M1919A4 Machine Gun
        • Light Machine Gun Squad (same as above)
    • Rifle Platoon
      • Platoon Headquarters
        • Second Lieutenant, Platoon Commander, M1 carbine
        • First Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, M1 rifle
        • Staff Sergeant, Guide, sniping rifle
        • 2 Messengers, M1 rifles
      • Rifle Squad
        • Staff Sergeant, Squad Leader, M1 rifle
        • Sergeant, Assistant Squad Leader, M1 rifle
        • Automatic Rifleman, Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR)
        • Assistant Automatic Rifleman, M1 rifle
        • Ammunition bearer, M1 rifle
        • 7 Riflemen, M1 rifles
      • Rifle Squad (same as above)
      • Rifle Squad (same as above)
    • Rifle Platoon (same as above)
    • Rifle Platoon (same as above)
  • Rifle Company (same as above)
  • Rifle Company (same as above)
  • Heavy Weapons Company
    • Company Headquarters
      • Captain, Company Commander, M1 carbine
      • First Lieutenant, Recon, Second in Command, M1 carbine
      • First Sergeant, M1 carbine
      • Staff Sergeant, Mess, M1 carbine
      • Staff Sergeant, Supply, M1 carbine
      • Sergeant, Communications, M1 carbine
      • Sergeant, Recon, M1 carbine
      • Sergeant, Transport, M1 rifle
      • Corporal, Company Clerk, M1 rifle
      • 3 Cooks, M1 rifle
      • 2 Cook's Helpers, M1 rifle
      • Armorer, M1 rifle
      • Auto Mechanic, Truck Driver, M1 rifle
      • Bugler, M1 carbine
      • 2 Messengers, Jeep Drivers, M1 carbines
      • Messenger, M1 carbine
      • 14 Privates, M1 rifles
      • Jeep with .50 cal. Machine Gun
      • Jeep
      • Weapons Carrier
    • 81 mm Mortar Platoon
      • Platoon Headquarters
        • First Lieutenant, Platoon Commander, M1 carbine
        • Technical Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, M1 carbine
        • Corporal, Instrument, M1 rifle
        • Corporal, Transport, M1 rifle
        • Messenger, Jeep Driver, M1 carbine
        • Messenger, M1 carbine
        • Jeep, carrying 2 Bazookas
      • 81 mm Mortar Section
        • Section Headquarters
          • Second Lieutenant, Section Commander, M1 carbine
          • Staff Sergeant, Section Leader, M1 carbine
        • 81 mm Mortar Squad
          • Staff Sergeant, Squad Leader, M1 rifle
          • Corporal, Gunner, Colt Automatic pistol
          • Assistant Gunner, Colt Automatic pistol
          • Ammunition Bearer, Jeep Driver, M1 carbine
          • 4 Ammunition Bearers, M1 carbines
          • 81 mm Mortar
          • Jeep with ¼ ton Trailer
        • 81 mm Mortar Squad (same as above)
      • 81 mm Mortar Section (same as above)
      • 81 mm Mortar Section (same as above)
    • .30 cal Machine Gun Platoon
      • Platoon Headquarters
        • Lieutenant, Platoon Commander, M1 carbine
        • Technical Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, M1 carbine
        • Corporal, Instrument, M1 rifle
        • Corporal, Transportation, M1 rifle
        • Messenger, Jeep driver, M1 carbine
        • Messenger with M1 carbine
        • Jeep, carrying 2 Bazookas
      • .30 cal Machine Gun Section
        • Section Headquarter
          • Staff Sergeant, Section Leader, M1 rifle
        • .30 cal Machine Gun Squad
          • Sergeant, Squad Leader, M1 rifle
          • Machine Gunner, Colt Automatic pistol
          • Assistant Machine Gunner, Colt Automatic pistol
          • Ammunition Bearers, Jeep Driver, M1 carbine
          • 3 Ammunition Bearers, M1 carbines
          • .30 cal Browning M1917A1 Heavy Machine Gun
          • Jeep with ¼ ton trailer
        • .30 cal Machine Gun Squad (same as above)
      • .30 cal Machine Gun Section (same as above)
    • .30 cal Machine Gun Platoon (same as above)

The above battalion organization had been in field use after 1942, it was officially adopted in 1944.

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