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314ème régiment d'infanterie américaine



On September 6, the 314th turned south to crack the new German defense line in the section around the Moselle River. A swift advance brought the regiment to Charmes where it bridged the Moselle on September 12. A week later the 314th crossed the Mortagne River and fought to the Meurthe River near Frambois.
During the following three Weeks, the 314th experienced some of its bitterest fighting at the Meurthe and in the Foret de Parroy.
The Third Battalion established a bitterly contested bridgehead across theMeurthe on September 21-22. The Germans were in strong defense positions in the Parroy Forest, which had been a haven for their predecessors in World War I. For over a Week the fighting raged in the darkness of the forest, but the fighting tenacity of the 314th was not to be denied and the Foret de Parroy was taken.
The regiment fought on in the area, capturing Fort de Manonviller. Le Remabois, and Embermaneil Station, until October 23 when, after 128 days of continuous combat, the 314th was relieved and given a well-earned rest near Luneville.
November 13, the 314th was back in action near Montigny to drive the enemy back to the Fatherland. The regiment fought through Fremonville, Ancerviller, Mitting, Harbouey, Barbas, Phalsbourg. and other cities, and followed the French through the Saverne Gap into Alsace.


Gen. George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff. U.S. Army. leaving the 79th Division C. P. in the Foret de Parroy.

Maj. Gen. Ira T Wyche C.G., 79th Division, and staff briefing in the Foret de Parroy, France.

The Troops of the 314th Infantry marching along a muddy road, lined with tanks, Parroy Forest after clearing this area of the forest of the Germans.

Pvt. William J. Agan of Company "E." writes a letter home from inside Fort Manonviller, 10 miles east of Luneville. France.

Can of gasoline provides illumination for this card game of men of Company "E" inside Fort Manonviller, France.

Maj. Gen. Ira T. Wyche. Commanding General, 79th Division. presents awards to men of the 314th at LuneviIIe, France.

Lining up for doughnuts and coffee being served by the American Red Cross in Luneville, France, are these men of the Second Battalion.


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