The Rifle Company proved the spearhead of the American Army battalion and evolved with the war. Initially, the Infantry Rifle Company consisted of six officers to 187 enlisted personnel though, by June of 1945, this was rewritten as 6 officers to 236 enlisted men. The platoon was armed with M1 Garands, M1 Carbines, .45 caliber pistols and 60mm mortars (mortar section). Snipers (scoped M1903 Springfields) were assigned by the platoon leader to the best marksman in the platoon ad submachine guns were assigned as required/available in place of an M1 Garand. Hand grenades were standard for each infantryman. Three rifleman were further equipped with muzzle adapters for firing rifle grenades.
Specialized groups were then assigned to assault sections. Flamethrower teams were made up of three personnel to include an NCO, the flamethrower handler and his assistant. A wire cutter team was made up of four personnel - one NCO and three wiremen. An 81mm mortar team consisted of four personnel - one squad leader, one gunner and his assistant gunner and one ammunition handler. Medics were unarmed and staffed by the Battalion Surgeon. American field surgeons were among the best of any army in the whole of World War 2.
There are a total of (16) WW2 US Infantry Company-Level Weapons (only official standardized equipment) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Weaponry such as hand grenades and mortars are also included in this listing. Flag images indicative of country of origin.