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According to The US Army Medical Department there were over 20,000 Army medics in World War 2. If you want to know about the Navy Corpsman that served with the Marines you may have to contact the Navy. I could not find a total of Navy Corpsman who served in World War 2. Try the link I added below. Thanks.

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How many medics were there in a platoon in World war 2?

In the British Army, there was one, or sometimes two medical orderlies to a platoon, depending in the kind of unit the platoon belonged to.


Which weapon do an American medic from world war 2 have?

Most medics were not armed, or they carried the M1911 .45 cal pistol. In later conflicts, a wider range of arms were available to medics. While medics are 'non combatants,' they are armed to protect their patients.


Why didnt medics carry a gun in World War 2?

Medics didnt carry guns because back then it was like a work ethic to not shoot them because they were helping wounded people. if they carried guns then they would be a threat to the other side but without them they arent.


Did World War 2 medics carry a firearm?

No. To be eligible for protection under the Geneva Convention as noncombatants medics had to be unarmed. It took a brave man. They had to expose themselves to the worst of enemy fire to rescue the wounded. Japan did not sign the Geneva Convention and routinely shot medics, so in the Pacific some medics did arm themselves. <><><><> Under the Geneva Accords, and the Laws of Land Warfare, medics and chaplains may carry firearms for the purpose of defending wounded persons "from wild animals". They wisely do not define "wild animals" While many medics did NOT carry firearms (and were some very brave people) some DID.


Was there medical attention for the soldiers in world war 2?

On the battle field there were 'medics' that tended to wounded men and if possible men were either driven or flown into hospitals for additional treatment. Medics jobs were to stop bleeding, cleanse the wound the best they could, give morphine and ship them out.

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Could medics be corporals in World War 2?

yes medic was a military occupation and had no bearing on rank and promotion


Can medics be shot?

At one time medics were considered non-combatants and were not supposed to be shot. In World War 2 this standard seems to have changed on the Russian Front and in the Pacific. I am told that after the war US medics began carrying pistols, and today they carry assault rifles. It may be one of those gray areas like jaywalking. Medics are not supposed to be shot in war, but everybody does it anyway.


How many medics were there in a platoon in World war 2?

In the British Army, there was one, or sometimes two medical orderlies to a platoon, depending in the kind of unit the platoon belonged to.


What were the medical technologies of World War 2?

SOMEWHAT PRIMITIVE. SINCE THERE WERE NO MD'S PRESENT, ONLY MEDICS WHO MAY HAVE BEEN ENLISTED. THE MEDICS ONLY CARRIED SMALL VIALS OF MORPHINE SULFATE AND DRESSING BANDAGES.


Which weapon do an American medic from world war 2 have?

Most medics were not armed, or they carried the M1911 .45 cal pistol. In later conflicts, a wider range of arms were available to medics. While medics are 'non combatants,' they are armed to protect their patients.


Why didnt medics carry a gun in World War 2?

Medics didnt carry guns because back then it was like a work ethic to not shoot them because they were helping wounded people. if they carried guns then they would be a threat to the other side but without them they arent.


Did World War 2 medics carry a firearm?

No. To be eligible for protection under the Geneva Convention as noncombatants medics had to be unarmed. It took a brave man. They had to expose themselves to the worst of enemy fire to rescue the wounded. Japan did not sign the Geneva Convention and routinely shot medics, so in the Pacific some medics did arm themselves. <><><><> Under the Geneva Accords, and the Laws of Land Warfare, medics and chaplains may carry firearms for the purpose of defending wounded persons "from wild animals". They wisely do not define "wild animals" While many medics did NOT carry firearms (and were some very brave people) some DID.


What tole did women play in World War 2?

They were working in the work places while their husbands were fighting. Some jobs were... medics,factory workers , weapon makers, and nurses.


Was there medical attention for the soldiers in world war 2?

On the battle field there were 'medics' that tended to wounded men and if possible men were either driven or flown into hospitals for additional treatment. Medics jobs were to stop bleeding, cleanse the wound the best they could, give morphine and ship them out.


How many nurses where there in World War 2?

There were hundreds of thousands of nurses in the Allied Forces both on the war front and the home fronts. They came from countries all over the world. The ironic thing was that Hitler had the fewest nurses and medics for his forces and he started the entire war! In the US Forces there were close to 200,000 or more. Sadly, some of them were killed on the front by stray shrapnel or bullets.


What was happening in April during World War 2?

There was many an April in World War 2.


Is the civil war world war 2?

No, there have been many civil wars in various countries around the world, but World War 2 was not a civil war.