Marines in World War II Commemorative Series
The Eve of War
Atlantic Theater
Pacific Theater
The Stage is Set
Special Subjects
Roebling Alligator Amphibian Tractor
Springfield '03 Rifle
Grumman F4F Wildcat
Helmets of World War II
Bubblegum Cards
Marine Corps Strengths and Dispositions

OPENING MOVES: Marines Gear Up For War
by Henry I. Shaw, Jr.

painting of soldier
In 1940, Fleet Marine Force units stationed at the San Diego Recruit Depot conducted small unit training in the open fields of the Mission Bay area, in khaki uniforms with 1903 Springfield rifles, gas masks, and World War I helmets. Photo courtesy of Colonel James A. Donovan, USMC (Ret).

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Commemorative Series produced by the Marine Corps History and Museums Division