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Old April 25, 2013, 03:23 PM   #14
James K
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Did your friend say what was issued later and in Korea? "The canal" was one of the first American operations in WWII, and the Marines were basically in a "go with what you got" mode, which was WWI vintage ammo in M1903 clips. Later in the Pacific, and in Africa and the ETO, the M1 rifle was general issue, though pictures from Africa still show some M1903's (not the sniper version).

In general, though, at least mid-war and later, AP was normal issue for the reasons I noted.

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