THE SNIPER LOGBOOK
Disclaimer: This killboard is in no way intended to glorify the amount of people killed by these snipers, it is intended to recognize the manner in which these soldiers excelled at accomplishing the mission assigned to them in a time of war.
|Name||Conflict||Service Branch||Confirmed Kills|
|Simo Hayha||W.W. II||Finland||500+|
|Nikolay Yakovlevich||W.W. II||Russia||496|
|Ilyin Vasili Zaitsev||W.W. II||Russia||400|
|Matthias Hetzenauer||W.W. II||Germany||345|
|Sepp Allerberger||W.W. II||Germany||257|
|Billy Sing||W.W. I||AIF||150|
|Adelbert Waldron III||Vietnam||U.S. Army||109|
|Charles B. Mawhinney||Vietnam||RVN||103|
|Neville Methven||W.W. I||South. Africa||100+|
|Helmut Wirnsberger||W.W. II||Germany||64|
|Joseph T. Ward||Vietnam||U.S.M.C||63|
|Philip G. Moran||Vietnam||5th SFG(A) MACV-SOG||53|
|TATANG K||E. TIMOR & Indonisia||Armed Forces||41|
|Tom Ferran||Vietnam N. SUMATRA||U.S.M.C||41|
|William Lucas||Vietnam||U.S. Army||38|
|Gary J. Brown||Vietnam||U.S. Navy||17|
|Jeffrey N Tucker Panama||U.S.M.C||3|
|Frank Grieci||Desert Storm||U.S.M.C||15|
|Joseph McElheny||Desert Storm||U.S.M.C||13|
|Dave Dayter||Desert Storm||U.S.M.C||3|
|Dennis K. Stanely||Vietnam||U.S.M.C||?|
SNIPER HISTORY FACTS
| The term sniper was
developed during the 19th century during the British
occupation of India.
|Ghillie suits were
developed by Scottish game wardens during the 19th
century to catch poachers.
| Hiram Berdan (North)
and Robert E. Lee (South) were the first in history to
set up units of designated marksman
or sharpshooters, this happened during the American Civil War.
| During WWI, the
Germans, were the first to use specially trained snipers.
| The Russians were
the first to employ snipers in two-man teams.
| Hisketh Pritchard
started the first Allied sniper school. (During WWI in
the UK, trained both British and American snipers.)
| Kipling devised the
KIMs game for use by Canadian Snipers.
| The best estimate as
to the average amount of rounds expended per kill in the
(For U.S. Army Soldiers) is 200,000. The average rounds expended per kill by U.S. Army snipers in Vietnam was 1.3
| The first U.S. Army
sniper school was set up in 1954-55 during the Korean war
by the AMU (Army Marksmanship Unit)
|The current U.S. Army sniper school was established in 1987|