U.S. Army Sergeant
29th Infantry Division
Omaha Beach - Normandy France
June 6th 1944
This Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Sergeant illustrates the equipment that was worn by a NCO assigned to
the 116th Regimental Combat Team (RCT), Company A, 29th Infantry Division during the invasion of Normandy
France June 6th 1944.
The responsibility of the 116th RCT was to secure the smaller cliffs to the east of Pointe de la Percee. A/116
landed on the Dog Sector of Omaha Beach at H+1 (H-Hour plus 1 Minute). The Dog Sector of Omaha Beach
comprised of the Dog Red (East), Dog White (Center) and Dog Green (West) sections. A/116 RCT was
responsible for all three sections.
The Gear:
M-1 Helmet
M-1 Helmet Liner, made by Westinghouse
M-1941 Jacket with 29th Infantry Division patch on left sleeve
M-1923 Dismounted Cartridge Belt, made by R.M.CO. 1941
M-1928 Haversack, made by MONTON M. ROSE 1942
M-1910 Dismounted Canteen Cover
M-1910 Canteen, made by R.S.E. 1943
M-1942 First Aid Pouch, made by THE AMERICAN AWNING CO. 1943
M-1910 Entrenching Tool Cover, made by W.L. DUMAS MFG. CO. 1942
M-1910 Entrenching Tool
M-7 Assault Gas Mask Carrier
USN Life Preserver, made by DURKEE-ATWOOD CO. MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
M-1 Bayonet, made by United Cutlery (U.C.)
Front left and right, above photos.
Rear view, left photo.
Right sleeve of M-1941 Jacket, above photo.
The 29th Infantry Division Service Sleeve Insignia (SSI) is sewn to the top of the sleeve with Sergeant stripes sewn to the
center of both sleeves.
M-1 Helmet, left photo.
M-1 Helmet liner, right photo.
This liner was made by Westinghouse. The suspension is made from Single Herringbone Twill (SHBT) and is held to the liner
with green "A" washers.