Tag: National Guard

Company D, 166th Infantry, 42nd Division, in the 2nd and 3rd phases of the Meuse-Argonne, October 12- November 10, 1918

The Forty Second Division was made up of National Guard units drawn from twenty-six states and the District of Columbia, the four infantry regiments coming from New York, Ohio, Alabama, and Iowa, and being designated as the 165th, 166th, 167th, and the 168th, respectively. The first commander of this division was Major General William A.…

Operations of Company A, 142nd Infantry, 36th Division, in the Champagne Offensive, Oct. 7-12, 1918

Company A, 142nd Infantry, was formed originally from two companies of the 1st Oklahoma Infantry (National Guard). Later its strength was augmented by personnel secured in the draft and by transfers from other units of the 142nd Infantry. It arrived in France somewhat shot of its authorized strength of 250 enlisted men and in its…

Operations of the 3rd Battalion, 117th Infantry, 30th Division, in the British Offensive toward Mauberge, Oct. 5-8-, 1918

This monograph is intended to be a simple narrative of a portion of the battle life of a small unit and it is not the thought of the writer to discuss in any way any of the major phases in tactics or strategy of the large units in connection with such action. The 3d Battalion…

Operations of 37-MM Platoon, 166th Infantry, 42nd Infantry Division (U.S.), October – November 1918

In order to present this subject, it will be necessary to go back to the fall of 1917, when the 42nd Division was organized. It was made up of National Guard troops from twenty-six different states and the District of Columbia. It received the alternate name of the “Rainbow Division” by which it was more…