• Pardon the dust while the boys rebuild the site.

    The board will be in a state of disarray as I get things sorted out, for a little while at least.

    The new incarnation is using Xenforo as the system software. It is much like what we are used to, with a few differences. I will see about making a FAQ to help point out the differences for the members.


    One IMPORTANT difference for all of us old timers is that the 'mail' system is replaced with what are called 'conversations'/

    There is no 'Inbox' or 'Out box' or 'Sent' folders anymore.

    Think of Conversations as private 'threads' or topics that don't exist in a forum, that you start with another member. NOTE: Conversations can include more than one member if you or someone else in the conversaion, likes.
    Takes a little getting used to but I am sure you all can get a hang of it.


    Only a slightly modified default default Xenforo style is available for now. Once the new SAG style is ready it will be available.

    All existing users should be able to login with their usernames and passwords once the site goes up.


    If anyone has difficulties logging in please contact me at sixthvanguard@gmail.com.


    Thank you for your support and patience. I know it has been a loooong road.

Paratrooper Carbine Questions

Tom Sawyer

Did US paratroopers that carried the carbine only use the folding stock version or did a few use the regular one? What percentage used the folding stock as opposed to the regular issued one? Did the 82nd or the 101st use more of the folding stock carbine's than the other, or were they the same? Also did this percentage or trend stay the same for Market Garden and the Ardenne offensive? Your input and answers are greatly appreciated on this matter.
I can't give you numbers or ratio's, but indeed I can tell you there is pictorial evidence of standard issue M1 carbines being used by paratroopers.