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File:Marines rest in the field on Guadalcanal.jpg


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    English: Fresh troops from the 2d Marine Division during a halt on Guadalcanal, circa November, 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 centre has a World War I type grenade vest. The Marine seated at far right has a Browning Automatic Rifle.
    Español: Tropas de refresco de la Segunda División de Marines estadounidenses descansan en el campo en Guadalcanal, alrededor de noviembre de 1942.
  • Source: US Navy Photo #: 80-G-20683; or:

Zimmerman, John L. (1949). The Guadalcanal Campaign. Marines in World War II Historical Monograph. Retrieved on 2006-07-04.

Another source ( identifies the date of this photo as 8/8/42 and the reclining Marine with hands behind head in the picture as "Bill Coggin."

  • Post-Work: User:W.wolny
  • License: Public Domain

Public domain This file is a work of a sailor or employee of the U.S. Navy, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.
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The Marine in the top right, with his back to the camera is Sidney Phillips.

  • Source: PBS miniseries: The War: Episode One, “A Necessary War”, December 1941-December 1942
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