|Caption||US Marine Corps machine gun crew operating a Browning M1919A4 machine gun, Marshall Islands, circa early Feb 1944 ww2dbase|
|Photos on Same Day||1 Feb 1944|
|Photos at Same Place||Marshall Islands|
|Added By||C. Peter Chen|
|Added Date||7 Dec 2007|
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Famous WW2 Quote"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
Winston Churchill, on the RAF
16 Sep 2011 06:32:55 PM
Looks like these Mudd Marines setup and ready
both have personal M-1,.30 Caliber Carbine
Rifles. The M-1 Carbine was a gas operated,
semi-automatic, magazine fed shoulder weapon that used both 15 and 30 round box magazines.
The later M2 was a select-fire weapon, that is semi and full automatic. During the Vietnam War, the M1 and M2 were still in use