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You'll find a few photos on the internet of Code Talkers with Reisings. Other than that, the Reisings were relegated to units in the rear or those few that did like them.

As for the Johnson rifle, here's nice photo a little skirmish, Bougainville, 1943, against the Japanese. If you look carefully, you'll notice what appears to be a Johnson rifle laying just behind the artillery piece.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/thread?f ... 1097168128

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Famous shot that taken on i beleive either Vella La Vella or Koiaris and they are Marine Paratroopers.Note the trouser pocket flaps and the Flesh out High Boondockers peculiar to Parachute Battalions worn by the se marines.So the Johnson would be right for parachute battalions.
Wayne (Saipanmarine) may be able to clarify further.

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