Landing-Force Manual
United States Navy



1. Introduction
  I. Scope of Manual.
  II. Glossary
  III. General rules for close-order drill.
  IV. Organization of the landing force.
  V. Organization of units within a landing force, and command and staff function.
2. Individual Instruction Without Arms and With Arms (Rifle, Automatic Rifle, Submachine Gun, Pistol, and Bayonet)
  I. General.
  II. Positions.
  III. Steps and marchings.
  IV. Manual of arms, the rifle.
  V. Landings and firings, the rifle.
  VI. The automatic rifle.
  VII. The submachine gun.
  VIII. Manual of the pistol, dismounted.
  IX. The bayonet.
3. Drill, The Squad, Platoon and Company
  I. The squad.
  II. The platoon.
  III. The company.
  IV. Company inspection.
4. Formations of the Battalion, Regiment, and Brigade
  I. General.
  II. The battalion.
  III. The regiment.
  IV. The brigade.
  V. Battalion and regimental inspection.
5. Cart Drill
  I. Introduction.
  II. Squad drill.
  III. Platoon and company drill.
6. Drill, Machine Gun, Caliber .30
  I. Introduction.
  II. Gun drill, the squad.
  III. Organization of the machine-gun section, platoon, and company.
  IV. Inspection, the company.
  V. The Lewis machine gun.
7. Drill, The Special Weapons Platoon (37-mm Gun and 81-mm Mortar
  I. Introduction.
  II. Drill, 37-mm gun squad.
  III. Drill, 81-mm mortar squad.
  IV. Drill, ammunition squad.
  V. Inspection, the special-weapons platoon.
8. Drill Artillery
  I. Introduction.
  II. 3-inch Naval landing-gun platoon.
  III. 3-inch Naval landing-gun company.
  IV. 75-mm pack howitzer platoon.
9. The Infantry Pack, and Display of Equipment and Clothing
  I. Individual equipment.
  II. The infantry pack.
  III. Display of equipment.
  IV. Display of clothing on the bunk (Marine Corps).
10. Ceremonies; and Manual of the Color, Sword, and Guidon
  I. General rules for ceremonies.
  II. Reviews.
  III. Parades.
  IV. Street parades.
  V. Oresentation of decorations.
  VI. Escort of the National color.
  VII. Escort of honor.
  VIII. Funerals.
  IX. Manual of the color.
  X. Manual of the sword.
  XI. Manual of the guidon.
11. Interior Guard Duty and Guard Mounting
  I. General information.
  II. Duties of personnel.
  III. Orders.
  IV. Prisoners and prisoner guards.
  V. Formations.
  VI. Compliments, salutes, raising and lowering the flag.
  VII. Guard mounting.
  VIII. Relieving the old guard.
12. Marches, Security on the March, and Outposts
  I. Marches.
  II. Advance guards.
  III. Rear guards.
  IV. Flank guards.
  V. Outposts.
13. Tent Drill and Shelter
  I. Pitching single shelter tents.
  II. Pitching double shelter tents.
  III. To strike shelter tents.
  IV. To pitch, strike, and fold common and wall tents.
  V. Shelter.
14. Field Sanitation, Personal Hygience, and FIrst Aid
  I. Field sanitation.
  II. Personal hygiene.
  III. First aid:
         (A) Wounds, hemorrhage, schock, sprains, dislocations, and fractures.
         (B) Transportation of sick and wounded.
         (C) Treatment in common emergencies.
         (D) Life saving methods and resuscitation.
15. Extended-Order Exercises, Combat Principles of the Rifle Squad and Platoon, and Combat Signals
  I. Extended order, general.
  II. Extended order, the individual skirmisher.
  III. Extended order, the rifle squad.
  IV. Combat principles, the rifle squad.
  V. Extended order, automatic rifle squad.
  VI. Extended order, the rifle platoon.
  VII. Combat principles, the rifle platoon.
  VIII. Extended order, the company.
  IX. Extended order, weapons squads, sections and platoons.
  X. Combat signals.
16. Tactics and Technique of the Rifle Company and Infantry Battalion, Regiment, and Brigade
  I. Scope.
  II. Offensive combat, general.
  III. Successive steps of the offensive.
  IV. Types of offensive situations.
  V. Tactical forms of attack.
  VI. Details connected with the attack.
  VII. The rifle company in attack.
  VIII. The battalion in attack.
  IX. The regiment in attack.
  X. The brigade in attack.
  XI. Defensive combat, general.
  XII. Field fortificaitons.
  XIII. The rifle company in defense.
  XIV. The battalion in defense.
  XV. The regiment in defense.
  XVI. The brigade in defense.
  XVII. Withdrawal from action.
  XVIII. Small wars.
  XIX. Rifle-company weapons.
  XX. Supporting weapons.
  XXI. Aviation.
  XXII. Service of supply.
  XXIII. Medical service.
17. The Defense and Attack fo Cities, Riot Duty, and National Disasters
  I. Defense of cities.
  II. Attack and occupation of cities.
  III. Riot duty.
  IV. National disasters (fire, flood, etc.).
18. Physical Drill
  I. Formations.
  II. Physical drill without arms.
  III. Physical drill with arms.
19. Smalls Arms and Marksmanship
  I. Small arms exercises--general.
  II. Courses to be fired.
  III. Operation of the range.
  IV. Competitions and awards.
  V. Reports, records, and forms.
  VI. Small arms, instruction--general.
  VII. Nomenclature, care and safety precautions--rifle.
  VIII. Preparatory exercises--rifle.
  IX. Sight setting and examination on preparatory exercises.
  X. Preparatory exercises--pistol.
  XI. Preparatory exercises--machine gun and automatic rifle.
  XII. Range instruction and schedules.