Season 1, Episode 5 Peleliu Landing
First Aired: April 11, 2010
Eugene Sledge has a brief reunion with Sid Phillips on Pavuvu in June 1944 and gets his first taste of combat the following September, when the 1st Marines meet heavy resistance landing on Peleliu. Meanwhile, John Basilone experiences the ups and downs of selling war bonds on a cross-country tour of the U.S., and has a chance encounter with his brother George, a fellow marine, 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)