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War Establishment - Canadian Infantry Battalion June-Aug 1944 also LCA loading

August 12 2008 at 11:29 AM
Michael Dorosh 

Can anyone provide hard date (i.e. source document) vis a vis the War Establishment of an infantry battalion as it was deployed in Normandy in the summer of 1944?

Am looking for the establishment of men (i.e. ranks and appointments) as well as allocation of weapons and vehicles.

Also, as a secondary question, was there an official "assault company" W.E. for the designated assault companies on the beaches? An LCA could hold 35 men, but an infantry platoon was 36 men. Here is my problem - each company had 5 LCAs, and there were engineers and FOO teams allocated to the LCAS in addition to three infantry platoons. So how do you divide three platoons + RCE and RCA into five boats?

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