A rifle group (Gruppe), the equivalent to a US squad or a British section, mans a defensive line along a railroad embankment on the Eastern Front. These soldiers are equipped with the web battle pack carrier fastened to the back of their belt support straps to carry their mess kit, shelter cape, and other gear.

Photo: September 15, 1941.

A rifle group (Gruppe), the equivalent to a US squad or a British section, mans a defensive line along a railroad embankment on the Eastern Front. These soldiers are equipped with the web battle pack carrier fastened to the back of their belt support straps to carry their mess kit, shelter cape, and other gear.

Photo: September 15, 1941.