Browning M1919 machine gun crew of 2nd Battalion, US 26th Infantry in the streets of Aachen, Germany, 15 Oct 1944

Caption   Browning M1919 machine gun crew of 2nd Battalion, US 26th Infantry in the streets of Aachen, Germany, 15 Oct 1944 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
17 Sep 2011 09:46:49 AM

LET ME TELL YA, THAT .30 CAN EAT THE LEAD, AND LOOK AT ALL THAT BRASS!... IT TOOK THE PEOPLE OF EUROPE OVER FIFTY YEARS TO CLEAN UP THAT WWII MESS. EVEN TODAY BOMBS AND MINES ARE STILL BEING CLEARED. IN 1967 WHEN I WENT TO LONDON, ENGLAND YOU COULD STILL BLOCKS OF BOMBED OUT BUILDINGS.
2. Greg says:
16 Oct 2011 05:09:10 PM

My fathers best friend was with the 26th ID and was in the battle for Aachen. Oh the stories he could tell.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
5 Nov 2011 05:49:16 PM

The M1919 fired the .30-06 round same used in the Garand M1. The M1919A4 fed ammunition from a 250 round fabric cloth belt, left to right, it looks like the above photograph is backward. Later the cloth belt was replaced with a disintegrating metal link belt. The weapon was crew served meaning you had the gunner, assistant gunner, who helped feed the weapon plus two ammunition carriers.
4. Jeff Smith says:
15 Oct 2013 12:31:51 PM

If this is members of the 26th Regt, 1st Inf Division, My Uncle Arvil Smith was with Co F, 2d BN. I believe at the time of Aachen, he was still recovering from earlier wounds.
5. Ira says:
26 Oct 2013 10:02:30 AM

My uncle, Donald Barber, was KIA on 2DEC44 in the Hurtgen. He was a PFC with the US 8thDiv/121st Inf Reg.

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