OSS TABLE OF EQUIPMENT, CIRCA 1943
The following is a list of equipment available at the OSS base in Algiers in the spring of 1943. It provides a good representation of what kind of supplies a large OSS combat unit would have.
Supplies & Equipment for Base Staff
  • Six months standard rations for 80 men
  • Field equipment for 80 men
  • Office equipment for a headquarters, a radio station, and a training school
  • 12 trucks, 8 cars, 3 long-range high-speed boats

Supplies for a Guerilla Force of 3000

Weapons With Ammunition:

  • 2000 Thompson submachine guns with one million rounds of ammunition
  • 1000 .38 caliber pistols with 50,000 rounds of ammunition
  • 100 .45 caliber pistols with 5000 rounds of ammunition
  • 12 Reising submachine guns with 12,000 rounds
  • 12 Garand rifles with 6000 rounds
  • 40,000 hand grenades

Explosives & Sabotage Equipment:

  • 500 land mines
  • 1000 pressure-release switches
  • 1000 pull switches
  • 1500 reels of friction tape
  • Primacord (instanteous fuse) and other stores for making up charges
  • 200 three-cell flashlights with 1000 batteries

Survival Kit:

  • 2000 hunting knives
  • 1100 jackknives
  • 1500 standard portable compasses
  • 3000 first aid kits and 500 special medical supply packs

Rations & Clothing:

  • 3000 K rations
  • 3000 standard rations for three months, plus 500 special supplements
  • 5000 sets of boots, underclothes, shirts, and slacks

Training School

  • 20 sets of charts for identification of uniforms, aircraft, ships, and weapons of allied and enemy nations
  • 4 sets of models of all weapons
  • 35mm slide and film projectors with sound
  • Signal Corps equipment to train 25 students
  • 500 Type "A" parachutes for large personnel with 500 jump suits and associated clothing
  • 50 map boards and sets of map-reading equipment
  • 50 dummy grenades
Intelligence Gathering & Associated Items

Minature Cameras:

  • 10 with accessories
  • Darkroom equipment & supplies

Optical Aids:

  • 12 field glasses (6 pair with 8x magnification)
  • 4 telescopes

Mapmaking Equipment:

  • 100 portable sets
  • 200 sets of map-reading equipment
  • Various maps of Europe and Africa including charts, topographical, and other special maps

Surreptitious Entry Devices:

  • 14 sets of wiretapping equipment
  • 6 ultraviolet desk lamps
  • 6 flashlights with ultraviolet filters
  • 12 high-powered magnifying glasses
  • 50 sets of lock-picking equipment

Operational Groups' Weapons & Stores

Weapons:

  • 300 Marlin 9mm submachine guns
  • 2 Winchester 12-gauge riot shotguns with 200 rounds of ammunition
  • 4 Bren Guns with 5000 rounds
  • 4 .22 caliber Colts with 4000 rounds
  • 4 .32 caliber pistols with 800 rounds
  • 4 Luger pistols with 800 rounds
  • 500 fighting knives
  • 200 spring coshes

Sabotage Stores:

  • 30,000 packets of plastic explosive (PE)
  • 1000 magnets
  • 1000 fog signals (special railway track switch fuses)
  • 1000 universal switch fuses
  • 1500 assorted universal time-delay pencil fuses
  • 150 limpets
  • 200 clams
  • 1000 magnesium incendiaries
  • 1000 assorted pocket time-delay incendiaries
  • 100 striker bands (for igniting slow fuses)
  • 5000 boxes of safety matches
  • 500 No.6 non-electric caps
  • 500 No.8 blasting caps
  • 20,000 feet of fine 0.014 gauge steel wire
  • Vaseline in tubes

Other Items:

  • 12 fully inflatable rubber boats with like number of scaling ladders, wall hooks, wharf hooks, and knuckle dusters
  • 12 smatchets
  • 100 units of knockout drops
  • 1200 units of L tablets (lethal)
  • 75 square yards of rubber substitute fabric
  • 30 pairs of gym shoes
  • 600 Benzedrine tablets

Communications:

  • Equipment for two field radio stations and one temporary station, including 20 No.35 portable radios and items for unit training

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