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    Garand Photo of the Day

    A place to post photos of our beloved battle rifle in action.

    Jan. 26, 1943:
    An infantryman is on guard on Grassy Knoll in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands during World War II. (AP Photo)
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    #2
    Great photo. The Japs and the Germans were all supposed to be supermen. Must have really been a shock to them to get whipped by average normal regular Joe Americans. JMHO. Sincerely. bruce.

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      #3
      My late father on Hollandia, July '44. He was in the 503rd PIR.

      Jon

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        #4
        Corregidor from 500 feet.
        In a related photo, no M1's visible, but this is Corregidor Island, February 16, 1945 when the 503rd jumped on it to take it back from the Japanese. Notice the Jap soldiers on the path, upper right by the light house. Apparently they don't know yet that death is about to rain down on them from above. The bombed out buildings were once the EM barracks on Top Side.
        Jon

        Last edited by TJT; 03-25-2016, 08:34 AM. Reason: Wrong date

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          #5
          Looking out for enemy movement.
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          • boomerpusher
            boomerpusher commented
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            Hey, JD, dumb question time here. Was it standard proceedure to mount the bayonet on guard? Thought that degraded accuracy some what.

          #6
          Full battle gear.
          *Note the "special" front end.
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            Not a personal photo, but this is the 8/14/44 cover of LIFE Magazine. The man on the cover is Kelso Horne, my wife's uncle. Here are some links: http://dublinlaurenshometownheroes.b...lso-horne.html http://ladailymirror.com/2014/08/14/...e-aug-14-1944/
            Last edited by bruce; 03-26-2016, 06:49 AM.

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              #8
              I have always liked that photo set for multiple reasons. I think there are about 4/6 different photos floating around that are just a little different. From a Garand perspective, you have to like the fact that the stacking swivel has been removed. I think not uncommon for airborne as well as soldiers to do. You see many in actions photos without the swivel. But what is even more interesting is the saw cut modified gas cylinder. Many people ask me if they were actually used in combat that way and here is proof that they were used during Normandy and before. I've seen other pictures of garands in action with the saw cut mod but this is the most popular. So a wild swag would say this is a narrow base gas cylinder on maybe a 1943 production rifle (could be earlier as it has a grooved lower band). All speculation of course. Thank you for sharing the link. I collect airborne magazine covers and probably have about 6-7 duplicates of this popular mag in my collection for trade or sale when the opportunity strikes. It is the most popular.
              Last edited by CCyooper; 03-26-2016, 10:22 AM.

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                #9
                Originally posted by Jersey Devil View Post
                Full battle gear.
                *Note the "special" front end.
                The wood doesn't match. Must be a "put together" rifle.

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                  #10
                  I've seen that LIFE cover a zillion times. That's really neat to be able to put a name to the face after all these years. Thank you for the info.
                  ​Jon
                  Last edited by TJT; 03-26-2016, 02:23 PM.

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                    #11
                    Happy Easter!!
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                      #12
                      Happy Friday!!
                      Look at that goofy gas cylinder.........
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                        #13
                        US Army historical arms familiarization training.

                        Note the clip in midair after just being ejected from the rifle.
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                          #14
                          Marines and Army in WW2
                          Last edited by Garanditis; 04-12-2016, 10:01 PM.

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                            #15
                            Very much enjoy the photos! Sincerely. bruce.

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