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Weapons of the 353-- January 1, 1944

This is the list of the firearms that the 353 was issued at the very beginning. I have translated the original document into English and have presented the most likely weapon being described as well as the relative percentage of total.

January 1, 1944

Kriegsgliederung der 353.Infanterie-Division

(Stand: 01.01.1944)

I. Deutsche Waffen German Weapons

5.803 x Karabiner 5803 Kar98k rifles (60%)

171 x Zielfernrohrgewehre 171 Kar98k rifles with scopes (1.7%)

288 x Gewehre 41 288 Gewehr 41 semi automatic rifles (3%)

435 x Gewehrgranatgeräte 435 Kar98k rifles with grenade launchers (4.5%)

610 x Pistolen 610 P08 Luger and Walther P38 Pistols (6%)

2.372 x Maschinenpistolen 2372 Mp40 submachine guns (24%)

II. Beutewaffen Captured Weapons

27 x Gewehre (it.) 27 M91 Carcano rifles (0.3%)


Kopfstärke: 13.584

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