2nd Bn 1st Marines on 8 August 1942. 80-G-20683

Guadalcanal Campaign U.S. Marines rest in the field on Guadalcanal, circa August-December 1942. Most are armed with M1903 bolt-action rifles and carry M1905 bayonets along with USMC 1941 pattern packs. Two men high on the hill at right have vests to carry patrol mortar shells and one in center has a World War I style hand grenade vest. The Marine seated at far right has an M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle. (Photo: U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.)

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