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AlmKord

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As you all know, PT boats were basically floating arsenals. Other than the M1A1 Thompson and BAR and the colt .45/S&W .38, did the boats carry the same small arms as marines or did grenades and the M1 Garand not see use on PT boats? I've seen pictures of PT crews with small arms but never with the M1 Garand or grenades.


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This is another one of those areas for PT Crew that you get what you can get. Each boat was different as to what was carried for small arms. Some boats like PT 374 had M1 Gerands, .45 Pistols, some Tommy Guns, a few boxes of grenades, and a few small carbines for good measure. On the islands many of the boys grabbed what they could get to bolster their small arms locker. I think if they could, those PT crews would throw rocks at the enemy............


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Yeah, I bet they would have. I'm just trying to get some info down so PT 728 can get an array of small arms to display for people. Thanks.


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