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16 inches Garand bayonets in the final stages of war ?


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 04:44 PM

Many books on the Iwo Jima campaign will show the 16" bayonet still in use by the USMC.

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 06:36 PM

One can see them too in the footage of the Battle of San Pietro, this being December 1943.



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Posted 18 May 2019 - 05:24 PM

Found one, an 82nd Abn Div GI in June 1943 in Africa during a training problem, if you look closely he has it's scabbard on it, for safety precautions I suppose.

 

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