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Unofficial Lost Carbines

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    Posted: Feb 03 2020 at 3:22pm
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Unofficial Lost Carbines

Don Hillhouse found some carbine items of interest in the daily notes of the 358th Bombardment Group during 1944 while stationed at Horsham, near the coast North East of London.



3242232 (Saginaw) left in the EM Mess Hall
  898758 (Inland)  also in the EM Mess Hall along with a gas mask.
1042945 (Winchester) along with a .45 cal. pistol serial number 711544
  194212 (Inland)

Don estimates that there were 1.5 million carbines in the European Theater of Operations on VE-Day. With as many as 20 percent of them with the USAAF the survival rate may have been very high on these carbines.

The Club records were checked with no results. If you have one of these MIA carbines or a pair of driving gloves with ASN on the inside of the cuff please report them.



 

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First place to check is each soldier's outgoing mailed packages.LOL
1.5 million Carbines is a lot less than 6 million.

My sig: Seen an IP or S'G'? Add it to my registry. We'll check consecutives.
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 “First place to check is each soldier's outgoing mailed packages.“

No truer words have been said! 👍

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Originally posted by tenOCEE tenOCEE wrote:

1.5 million Carbines is a lot less than 6 million.


In other news, water is wet.

Are you suggesting only the army used carbines?
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No. You missed the point.
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