The Pacific

Iwo Jima - S1-E8

Corrected entry: When the episode cuts to the Iwo Jima invasion, the screen caption states "February 1945/D-Day, Iwo Jima." D-Day was the June 6th, 1944 invasion of Normandy Beach in France, NOT the invasion of Iwo Jima. You'd think they could get such a well known, crucial piece of the history that this miniseries is about, correct. (00:41:10)

Correction: D-Day, while most commonly used to refer to the Normandy landings, is actually a general military term, like H Hour.

Jon Sandys Premium member

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Corrected entry: Gunnery Sergeant Haney wears three chevrons and one "rocker", actually the insignia for the lower rank of Platoon Sergeant.


Correction: In the book "the Pacific", it's explained: everyone (including Captain Haldane and Cowboy) calls Haney "gunny" but he actually does not hold that rank. He was one of the few Marines to see combat in WW1, and was relegated to a stateside assignment in WW2, but he jumped a ship and headed for combat in the Pacific. Due to his experience, demeanor, etc., everyone respectfully refers to him as "Gunny" Haney.

Guadalcanal/Leckie - S1-E1

Corrected entry: A briefing is being given and there is a world map showing the Axis/Allied spheres. I can't make sense of it. It shows Great Britain as a neutral power(?), and the US and Canada as one country. Worst part is a bunch of red lines in North America which I'm guessing are main roads or rails. Trouble is many of them did not exist in 1942. There were no roads to Alaska, the Arctic and much of North and Western Canada then.


Correction: The roads/railroads you mention are rivers. And the map is intended to depict AXIS vs ALLIED countries. All of the areas noted in red are controlled by Germany, Italy, and Japan, as of December 1941. The single error in the map is that Iceland is depicted as under AXIS control, it was not.

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