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Did soldiers come home during WW2?
Possibly never. A large number of men went to war and didn’t come home for the entire duration of WW2 (duration of course varying depending on when the country in question joined the war). Those who were able to visit home were those who had, by chance, been posted somewhere in easy reach of their homes.
What do soldiers feel at war?
Heart pounding, fear, and tunnel vision are just a few of the physical and emotional responses soldiers reported. Upwards of 30\% reported fear before and during combat, blowing apart a macho myth that you’re not supposed to ever be scared during battle.
What happened to the US soldiers after WW2?
The US Army finally ended the point system in June 1946 in favor of discharging all soldiers after they had completed two years of service. By the time the US Army’s demobilization officially ended on June 30, 1947, the Army had decreased from eight million soldiers in 1945 to 684,000 on July 1, 1947.
How long did the average soldier serve in WW2?
Soldiers in World War II were deployed for the entire war and could be in active service for 4-5 years.
What did they call PTSD in ww2?
By World War II, these symptoms were identified as “Combat Stress Reaction” or “Battle Fatigue”. In the first edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-I), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was called “Gross Stress Reaction” which was explained as prolonged stress due to a traumatic event.
What was the basic Army infantry squad in WW2?
His friends were in awe when they saw how much money he was making. Other posts have accurately described the basic Army infantry squad in WWII. There two other interesting though not dramatic variations. The first is the armored infantry squad. These were part of the armored infantry battalions integral to US armored divisions.
How did squad armament change after WW2?
After the war in Europe a BAR man was added back to the squad, but this happened in June 1945. Presumably, there was some variation in squad armament, to include additional SMGs or M1 carbines, and probably some squads managed to scrounge up BARs even if they were not on the TO&E for most of the war. The other variation with the US Marines.
How many men are in a standard infantry squad?
12 men as in a standard rifle squad. Other posts have accurately described the basic Army infantry squad in WWII. There two other interesting though not dramatic variations. The first is the armored infantry squad.
How many Springfield Guns are in a US Army squad?
“Early in World War 2 the US Army had millions of 1903 Springfield. So a squad would have 10 1903 Springfield, 1 or 2 Thompson machine gun and or a BAR. As production of the M-1 Garand picked up it replaced the 1903 in the US Army first and then the US Marines.