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 Post subject: U.S. M1897 TRENCH GUN
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 16:05 pm 
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Real Name: Simon Lewis
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just out of curiosity, i was wondering what info people have on the uses and locations this weapon saw in wwii. anybody got any pics/info?
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 Post subject: Shotgun Use during WW2
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 21:23 pm 
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Location: Great Bradley,Newmarket,Suffolk,England
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Hi simon main use of trench guns during WW2 was by USMC and Army units in the Pacific where the war was more static and required the bang and blast techinique to force the sons of Tojo from the caves......and bunker complexes on the islands.
Major use of the shotgun in the ETO was by MP prison guards and VERY rarely IF EVER by front line combat troops in the ETO.

I have heard reports that some were used in the bocage fighting and also in Italy but these are unverifed.

Hope this helps buddy

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Thank you sarge! much appreciated!


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