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Old May 20th, 2020, 04:24 PM   #1
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Marine Corp Archive Photos: Iwo Jima

Found some archive photos from Iwo Jima by US Marine photographers.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/usmcar...7694323984054/

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Old May 20th, 2020, 04:56 PM   #2
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Very interesting photos. It was surprising to see so many of Corpsmen and aid stations. Good photo of the flag-raising on Suribachi, too bad the sculptor added a bayonet lug to the carbine depicted on the Quantico monument.

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Old May 20th, 2020, 05:05 PM   #3
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If you look at the header you can backup to " Collections" you can get see albums from WW2, korea, vietnam, etc. I was surprised to see so many M1 carbines with the first wave troops. I always thought they were for support troops ( artillery, mortars, etc. )

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Old May 20th, 2020, 05:17 PM   #4
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Great links, my wife's grandfather was one of the Marine photographers on Mount Suribachi.

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Old May 20th, 2020, 05:37 PM   #5
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Carbines in their semi-auto configurations were widely used by Marine units during WWII and early Korea. Many of those that saw Korean service were selective fire M2 models which were considered unreliable due to their poor performance under the arctic cold of the Chosin. Also, the carbine round was determined to lack stopping power when they did work. A member of my detachment who had been a FAC at Inchon had been issued one and still hated it sixty years later. They were no longer listed in USMC TO&E after Korea but other services continued to use them and ARVN liked them.

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Old May 20th, 2020, 06:52 PM   #6
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My neighbor who has passed on now, was a WW2 vet. He told me he was issued a carbine. The only time he fired it was when he was guarding a group of German prisoners. When he started them marching on a move, one prisoner broke & ran for it. Jack said he shot that German three times in the back before he went down. He didn't think much of Carbines...

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Carbines in their semi-auto configurations were widely used by Marine units during WWII and early Korea. Many of those that saw Korean service were selective fire M2 models which were considered unreliable due to their poor performance under the arctic cold of the Chosin. Also, the carbine round was determined to lack stopping power when they did work. A member of my detachment who had been a FAC at Inchon had been issued one and still hated it sixty years later. They were no longer listed in USMC TO&E after Korea but other services continued to use them and ARVN liked them.



My Dad was there in '50/'51 and told me the same thing concerning the carbine... He loved his M1!
*said they would sleep with them to keep them warm

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Old May 21st, 2020, 08:14 PM   #8
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Any body notice on the next to last photo on the 2nd page that Marine is carrying a Shotgun!

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