Guadalcanal Campaign, August 1942 -- February 1943
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.