Photo #: 80-G-20683
Guadalcanal Campaign, August 1942 -- February 1943
U.S. Marines rest in the field on Guadalcanal, circa August-December 1942.
Most of these Marines are armed with M1903 bolt-action rifles and carry M1905 bayonets and USMC 1941 type packs. Two men high on the hill at right wear mortar vests and one in center has a World War I type grenade vest. The Marine seated at far right has a Browning Automatic Rifle.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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9 November 2001