Monday, June 5, 2017

World War I Chronology, June 1917-- Part 2: American Doughboys Arrive

JUNE 26--

A Naval convoy bringing the first United States troops to France successfully withstands submarine attacks.

JUNE 26--

First U.S. Ground Combat Troops Land at St. Nazaire, France.

13,000 members of the 1st Infantry Division (ID) and 2,759 men of the 5th Marine regiment arrive.

H Company, 28th Infantry lands first.

Doughboys must be a "distinct and separate component of the combined force, the identity of which must be preserved."

Our troops would operate on their own and not be added to British and French units.


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