The Pacific (2010– )
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Peleliu Airfield 

Water is in short supply and the stifling heat takes control on Peleliu as Leckie is wounded and evacuated.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
PFC Eugene Sledge (as Joe Mazzello)
Sgt. John Basilone (credit only)
Linda Cropper ...
1st Lt. Edward 'Hillbilly' Jones (as Leon Willem Ford)
Scott Gibson ...


The battle on Peleliu goes on as the Marines continue towards the airfield. It's only the second day of fighting on the island but water is in short supply and the heat is excruciating. They are under constant bombardment from Japanese artillery located in the Peleliu Hills but the only way they can get there is to cross the airfield, a vast, open expanse. Bob Lechie is wounded and subsequently evacuated to a nearby ship. Sledge proves to be a steady hand in the battle. Back in the USA, Sid Phillips drops in on Eugene Sledge's parents. Written by garykmcd

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18 April 2010 (USA)  »

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The Destroyer shown when Lucky and Runner are looking back at Peleliu, DD-802 the USS Gregory, was not present at Peleliu, her first deployment was at Iwo Jima. See more »


Sgt. Elmo 'Gunny' Haney: Can you believe this bullshit about the dog? Some dog's supposed to smell a Jap before me? I don't think so. 'preciate the thought, but, ain't no dog going to make me sleep safe at night.
Eugene B. Sledge: I had a dog, his name's Deacon.
Sgt. Elmo 'Gunny' Haney: You keep fucking that stovepipe. The Nips come pouring through here with fixed bayonets, you nail 'em with HE and flares as fast as you can, think you can do that?
Merriell Shelton: We got it, gunny.
Sgt. Elmo 'Gunny' Haney: I was asking Sledgehammer.
Eugene B. Sledge: Yes, Gunny.
Sgt. Elmo 'Gunny' Haney: Huh
[heads off, than turns back toward Sledgehammer]
Sgt. Elmo 'Gunny' Haney: Woof.
Merriell Shelton: [...]
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Written by Hans Zimmer, Blake Neely, and Geoff Zanelli
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