The following instructions for infantry facing attacking tanks were published by the U.S. War Department as a poster in Newsmap, Vol. II, No. 6, May 1943. Although the bazooka was available in most infantry units for antitank defense, individual soldiers were still trained to deal with tank attacks without dedicated antitank weapons.
|1||BUTTON HIM UP
Tank crews have limited vision even with the ports open. Accurate rifle fire will force them to close up.
|2||THEN BLIND HIM
Continued fire directed at the periscope and slits prevents the crew from shooting back at you accurately.
|3||DUCK! DON’T RUN
Above the ground where you are visible you make an easy target. Hide in your foxhole until the tank passes.
Let him have it with a well-placed Molotov cocktail splashing burning gasoline over his ventilator or any other vulnerable spot.
Source: NEWSMAP: Volume II, No. 6, Monday, May 31, 1943. Prepared and distributed by Army Orientation Course, Special Service Division, Army Service Forces. War Department, Washington, D.C.