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GUNS Magazine October 2010 - Page 52
This scene (spread) from the Pacific portrays US Marine John Basilone charging across the beach at Iwo Jima on Feb. 19, 1945. He was killed in action that same day. Note his periodcorrect M1 Carbine has no bayonet lug. In this scene (inset) from the Pacific Eugene Sledge is portrayed with two other US Marines fighting off an attack by Japanese troops. Sledge in the middle is firing an M1 Garand. The Marine at left is using an M1 Carbine and the Marine to his right is firing another M1 Garand. Photos: David James/HBO 52 WWW.GUNSMAGAZINE.COM • OCTOBER 2010