Season 1, Episode 4 Gloucester/Pavavu/Banika
First Aired: April 4, 2010
The 1st Marine Division fight the Japanese---and the jungle conditions---at Cape Gloucester on the island of New Britain in December 1943. In May 1944, the Marines recuperate on Pavuvu, but a prostrate Leckie is sent to a naval hospital on Banika for psychiatric observation. Meanwhile, Eugene Sledge trains as a mortarman at Camp Elliott in California.
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- Premiered: March 14, 2010
- Rating: TV-MA
- Premise: A 10-part miniseries about U.S. Marines fighting the Japanese in the Pacific in World War II begins in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor and ends with their return home in 1945. Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman are the executive prod… (more)