Unique Equipment of the 509th PIB

Here's some cool photos of unique equipment being used by paratroopers of the 509th PIR/PIB. In the first 2 photos it was actually still the 2nd Battalion 503rd PIR, being redesignated to the 509th in route to North Africa. Some of the interesting gear are rifle grenade bandoliers and M1905 bayonets. Then a regular stocked …

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