"Going In — First Wave For an hour we plowed toward the beach, the sun above us coming down through the overcast like a silver burning ball . . . . Over the gunwale of a craft abreast of us I saw a Marine, his face painted for the jungle, his eyes set for the beach, his mouth set for murder, his big hands quiet now in the last moments before the tough tendons drew up to kill." Captions by the artist, Tom Lea

fig4As seen from the air on D-Day, 15 September 1944, Beaches White 1 and 2, on which the 1st and 3d Battalions, 1st Marines, landed. Capt George P. Hunt's Company K, 3/1, was on the extreme left flank of the 1st Marine Division. Department of Defense Photo (USN) 283745