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a group of soldiers directly involved in operating a field gun, mortar, machine gun, radio set, or certain other types of combat equipment.
The crew is headed by a gun (mortar or machine gun) commander. The soldiers making up the crew are called by number, and each one performs definite duties. Usually number one is the gunner, number two is the loader, and number three is the carrier. The number of crew members depends on the weapon system.