Rifles/SMGs carried by WWII US Bombers?

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  1. Konig

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    Hi all,

    I was wondering if any knows of any incidents where US bombers in the pacific carried rifles or smgs as part of their survival kit or for any other purpose. I have some evidence that m1s were used by AAF crews to shoot at buffalo and other such animals in the SWPA for meat using slow two seat biplanes but that is as far as the evidence goes.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    In a couple of books on A-20's and other low level a/c there has been mention of some crews having racks made/space made to fit M-1 Carbines in cockpit and in rear gunners compartment of A-20's and some RAAF Aircrews flying in Army fatigues and boots and "acquiring" M-1 carbines from US units in case they crash, saw photos of Boomerang pilots doing Army co-op work except for RAAF rank on uniform looked like front line soldiers.
     
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