Men of the US 1st Marine Division fording a muddy jungle stream at Okinawa, Japan, circa Apr-Jun 1945

Caption   Men of the US 1st Marine Division fording a muddy jungle stream at Okinawa, Japan, circa Apr-Jun 1945 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 30 Aug 2008

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1. Jim says:
23 Aug 2009 11:22:48 AM

This pic looks like one from Vietnam not WW2. Note the plastic canteen lids and also the butt stock of the carried by the third soldier in the column, looks like and M16.
2. HSoliz says:
2 Dec 2009 12:08:45 PM

Agree with Jim, definately not WW II.
3. Bob Kunkel says:
27 Mar 2011 02:20:26 PM

The tropoper closest to the camera, and the one in the middle, are also wearing "Flack Jackets". Common for Vietnam, and while some body armour was experimented with in WW2 it was rare, and not an issue item for ground troops.
4. Anonymous says:
26 Aug 2011 03:45:33 AM

I agree with the others, trooper in mid stream appears to have jungle fatigues with cargo pockets and the elastic bands on the helmets have been seen on WWII soldiers but were more typical on army helmets in Vietnam although also seen on Marines.

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