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US Army Hand Signals

Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by Hufflepuff, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Hufflepuff

    Hufflepuff Semi-Frightening Mountain Goat

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    I read in several places that the hand signals in both Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers are inaccurate to the WWII timeframe, and that the hand signals in these films are actually from the Vietnam era. Since Dale Dye (the military consultant on both projects) is a Vietnam Marine Corps Vet, I was not too surprised, but I want to ask if anybody on the forum knows the hand signals used by WWII American Infantrymen or if they know of any reliable information sites on the subject (AKA reenactor search engines, forums, etc.).

    So if you know WWII US Infantry Hand Signals or know a website that lists them, pleeeeese post here!

    Thanks,

    Hufflepuff
     
  2. T. A. Gardner

    T. A. Gardner Genuine Chief

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    I have several manuals somewhere with these but don't ask where. If I see one I'll see if I can scan them up.
     
  3. Jaeger

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    The issue of hand signals is tricky.
    Having served with the Jeger, RDF and Storm infantry, I can only say that there is much variation of the theme.

    It might be that the Paras had different hand signals form regular infantry.
     
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