Between Heaven and Hell

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Between Heaven and Hell
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Film Poster
Country USA.jpg USA
Directed by Richard Fleischer
Release Date 1956
Studio Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sfc./Pvt. Sam Francis Gifford Robert Wagner
Capt. 'Waco' Grimes, CO Co.G Broderick Crawford
Pvt. Willie Crawford Buddy Ebsen
Lt. Joe 'Little Joe' Johnson Brad Dexter
Pvt. Bernard Ā«BernieĀ» Meleski (Co. G) Harvey Lembeck



The following weapons were used in the film Between Heaven and Hell:

Contents


Handguns

M1911A1 pistol

American officers and some soldiers can be seen armed with holstered M1911A1 pistols.

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Col. Miles (Frank Gerstle) armed with the holstered Colt M1911A1.

Submachine Gun

M1928A1 Thompson

Some National Guardsmen can be seen armed with M1928A1 Thompson submachine guns. Most notably they can be seen in the hands of Pvt. Millard (Frank Gorshin) and Cpl. Swanson (Skip Homeier).

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP.
Cpl. Swanson (Skip Homeier) aims his M1928A1 Thompson at Sam Gifford.
On the right, Pvt. Millard (Frank Gorshin) holds his M1928A1 Thompson.
The Thompson is seen.

Rifles

M1 Garand

M1 Garand semiautomatic rifles are the most common weapon of the American National Guardsmen in this film.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
US National Guardsmen hold their M1 Garand rifles
The Garand is carried by Pvt. Bernard "Bernie" Meleski (Harvey Lembeck), Pvt. Raker (Bart Burns), Pvt. Kenny (L.Q. Jones) and Sam Gifford (Robert Wagner).
Sam Gifford holds his M1 Garand.
Sam Gifford and Pvt. Willie Crawford fire their M1 Garand rifles.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

Japanese soldiers can be seen armed with Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles. Some rifles are fitted with bayonets.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Japanese soldier holding a Mauser Gewehr 1898.
Japanese soldiers fire their Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles. One soldier can be seen armed with a Gewehr 43.
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A Japanese soldier fires his Mauser Gewehr 1898 at Sam.

Gewehr 43

One Japanese soldier can be seen armed with a Gewehr 43.

Gewehr 43 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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M1 Carbine

An M1 Carbine can be seen in the hands of Lt. Ray Mosby (Tod Andrews).

Korean War Era M1 Carbine, with Birch Stock, Adjustable sight, bayonet lug, and twin magazine pouch - .30 Carbine
Lt. Ray Mosby armed with an M1 Carbine.

Machine Guns

M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle

M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifles with the bipods and carry handles removed are used by the National Guardsmen.

Browning Automatic Rifle - .30-06
An American soldier fires his Browning Automatic Rifle.
Lt. Johnson firing a Browning Automatic Rifle.
Willie Crawford armed with a Browning Automatic Rifle.
Sam Gifford firing a Browning Automatic Rifle.
A wounded Sam Gifford holding his Browning Automatic Rifle.

Browning M1919A4

National Guardsmen use Browning M1919A4 machine guns mounted on tripods, Jeeps and LVT-3 Bushmasters.

Browning M1919A4 on an M2 tripod, pre 1943 model with bolt latch - .30-06 Springfield
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National Guardsmen firing a Browning M1919A4 at a Japanese sniper.
A Browning M1919A4 is seen mounted on a Jeep.
Lt. Ray Mosby ready to open fire with the Browning M1919A4.
Several LVT-3 Bushmasters appear, armed with a Browning M2HB on the forward mount above the cab and a Browning M1919A4 on top of each of the two side sponsons.

Browning M2HB

Browning M2HBs can be seen mounted on M3 Half-tracks and LVT-3 Bushmasters.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
Several LVT-3 Bushmasters appear, armed with a Browning M2HB on the forward mount above the cab and a Browning M1919A4 on top of each of the two side sponsons.
An M3 Half-track armed with a pair of Browning M2 machine guns.

Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun

The Imperial Japanese Soldiers use Type 92 Heavy Machine Guns.

Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun 7.7x58mm SR
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Other

M8 flare pistol

Lt. Joe 'Little Joe' Johnson (Brad Dexter) uses a M8 flare pistol during the night fight.

M8 Flare Pistol - 37mm
Lt. Joe 'Little Joe' Johnson (Brad Dexter) loads the M8 flare pistol. He is also armed with a Browning Automatic Rifle.
Lt. Johnson ready to open fire with his M8.

Mk 2 hand grenade

National Guardsmen widely use Mk 2 hand grenades.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Lt. Ray Mosby and Sam Gifford carry Mk 2 hand grenades on their webbing shoulder straps.
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Willie Crawford carries a Mk 2 hand grenade on his webbing shoulder straps.


M1 Mortar

M1 Mortars are seen used by Japanese soldiers.

M1 Mortar - 81mm
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