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2nd Division Photographs 1917-1919

9th Infantry Regiment
23rd Infantry Regiment
12th Field Artillery
15th Field Artillery
17th Field Artillery
4th Machine Gun Battalion
2nd Engineers
2nd Division Supply Train
 
American Red Cross
American Red Cross, Base Hospital #1, Bezu, France Photograph taken (L to R) of Capt. Arthur Gordan, USA, and Capt. Sterling Beardsley, USA, American Red Cross, HQ's Co. 2nd Division, AEF out front of Base Hospital #1 as they prepare to load cans of hot chocolate onto a field ambulance bound for the 15th Field Hospital during the Battle of the Aisne (Belleau Wood) in June, 1918.
Bezu, France, June 30th, 1918.
American Base Hospital #1, Bezu, France Photograph taken (L to R) of Capt. Arthur Gordan, USA, and Capt. Sterling Beardsley, USA, American Red Cross, HQ's Co. 2nd Division, AEF as they inspect and watch a Soldier from the 9th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF use a American Red Cross shower that was set up to treat wounded Marines and Soldiers of the 2nd Division, AEF that were gassed during combat operations and sent to American Base Hospital #1 from the 15th Field Hospital for treatment during the Battle of the Aisne (Belleau Wood) in July, 1918.
Bezu, France, July 2nd, 1918.
 
2nd Sanitary Train
Medics of the 2nd Sanitary Train, Neuwied, Germany. Group photograph of the Enlisted Medics of the 2nd Sanitary Train, 2nd Division, AEF in front of their Battalion Aid Station during the 3rd U.S. Army of Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany.
Neuwied, Germany March, 5th, 1919.
*Note - All of them have traditional German porcelain pipes as souvenirs.
Robert. E. Schalles, 1st Ambulance Co. 2nd Sanitary Train Photograph (taken while serving with the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead at Engers-am-Rhein, Germany on April 9th, 1919) of Pfc. Robert. E. Schalles, 1st Ambulance Co. 2nd Sanitary Train, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Silver Star Medal, and the French Croix de Guerre w/ Silver Star for actions against the enemy while serving as a Ambulance Driver during the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge, France, from Thursday, October 3rd - Wednesday, October 10th, 1918. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Toulon/Troyon), The Battle of the Aisne, The Aisne-Marne Offensive, (Soissons), The Defensive Sector at Marbache, The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany.
Buckley brothers, 15th Ambulance Co. 2nd Sanitary Train, 2nd Division, AEF Photograph (taken while serving with the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead at Engers-am-Rhein, Germany on May 19th, 1919) of (seated in the middle) Pvt. Roy Buckley along with his brothers (standing L to R, back row) Pfc William Buckley, & Pfc. Carl Buckley, 15th Ambulance Co. 2nd Sanitary Train, 2nd Division, AEF. All were awarded the French Croix de Guerre w/ Bronze Star for actions against the enemy while serving as Ambulance Drivers during the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge, France, from Thursday, October 3rd - Wednesday, October 10th, 1918. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Toulon/Troyon), The Battle of the Aisne, The Aisne-Marne Offensive, (Soissons), The Defensive Sector at Marbache, The St. Mihiel Offensive, The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany.
 
2nd Ammunition Train
Battalion Aid Station, 2nd Ammunition Train, Niederbieber, Germany. Group photograph taken of the Enlisted Medics and Officers of the Battalion Aid Station, 2nd Ammunition Train, 2nd Division, AEF in front of their Battalion Aid Station during the 3rd U.S. Army of Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany.
Niederbieber, Germany, April, 15th, 1919.
John G. Deeds, Co E. 2nd Ammunition Train Photograph (taken while serving with the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead at Nieder-Bieber, Germany on Wednesday, June, 11th, 1919) of Cpl. John G. Deeds, Co E. 2nd Ammunition Trains, 2nd Division, AEF. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Toulon/Troyon), The Battle of the Aisne (Belleau Wood/Vaux), The Aisne-Marne Offensive, (Soissons), The Defensive Sector at Marbache, The St. Mihiel Offensive, The Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge, The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany.
 
5th Machine Gun Battalion
George T. Bishop, Co D. 5th MG Battalion Photograph (taken while assigned to Co L, 162d U.S. Infantry Regiment, ONG, 81st Brigade, 41st Division, AEF at Camp Lewis, Washington on Monday, March 18th, 1918) of Pvt. George T. Bishop, Co D. 5th MG Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for actions against the enemy. KIA while serving as a member of a HMG Crew while in direct support the 2nd Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment's attack near the French village of Xammes, France during The St. Mihiel Offensive on the afternoon of Thursday, September 12th, 1918. Participated in The Battle of the Aisne (Vaux) and The Aisne-Marne Offensive (Soissons).
Louis H. Carlson, USAR, Co A. 5th Machine Gun Battalion Photograph (taken while at the 2nd Division, AEF Association reunion in April, 1934) of (former 1st Lt.) Louis H. Carlson, USAR, Co A. 5th Machine Gun Battalion, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, and the French Croix de Guerre w/Palm for actions against the enemy. WIA while serving as a MG Platoon Leader while in support of the 9th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade during their assault on Médéah Farm during the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge on the morning of October 3rd, 1918. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Toulon) and the Battle of the Aisne (Vaux). The Aisne-Marne Offensive (Soissons), The Defensive Sector at Marbache, The St. Mihiel Offensive, The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and with the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany in 1919.
Co A. 5th Machine Gun Battalion at Mersch, Luxembourg Photograph taken while on the move of Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Soldiers of the Headquarters Section, Co A. 5th Machine Gun Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. while on horseback as they follow the Heavy MG "Mule carts" of 1st Platoon, Co A. as they pass through the Luxembourg town of Mersch during the "Long March" towards the 3rd U.S. Army Bridgehead at Koblenz, Germany in 1918.
Mersch, Luxembourg, Friday, November 22nd, 1918.
 
Misc.
Capt. Vernon E. Prichard, HQ's Co. 2nd Division, Sommdieue, France, 1918. Photograph (taken while at the 2nd Division, AEF Railhead at Sommdieue, France on April 29th, 1918) of Capt. Vernon E. "Prich" Prichard, USA, USMA Class of 1915, HQ's Co. 2nd Division, AEF serving as General's Aide to MG Omar D. Bundy, USA, CG, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for actions against the enemy while serving in the French Theater of Operations in 1918. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Toulon) and the Battle of the Aisne (Vaux).The Aisne-Marne Offensive (Soissons), The Defensive Sector at Marbache, The St, Mihiel Offensive, The Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge, The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and with the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany in 1919. Read more
Battery B, 1st Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion, Montreuil, France. Photograph taken during combat operations of a gun crew from Battery B, 1st Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion, 2nd Division, AEF as they prepare to fire their truck mounted 75mm French Anti Aircraft cannon on German observation aircraft near the 2nd Division, AEF HQ"s near the French village of Montreuil, France during the Battle of the Aisne (Belleau Wood) in June, 1918.
Montreuil, France, June, 15th, 1918.
2nd Military Police Co., AEF on the Rue des Pelletiers - Rue du Faubourg Bridge over the Marne River Photograph (taken at the French village of La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, France, June, 1918) showing the Military Police detail (American & French), the heavily wired "Spanish riders" (wire obstacles), and the sandbagged Military Police Checkpoint of the 2nd Military Police Co. 2nd Division, AEF on the Rue des Pelletiers - Rue du Faubourg Bridge over the Marne River near the 2nd Division, AEF. HQ's (Forward) building during the finally phase of the Battle of the Aisne (Belleau Wood) in June, 1918.
La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, France, June, 30th, 1918.
AEF HQ's building Montreuil, France Photograph (taken at the French village of Montreuil, France, July, 1918) of Col. Albert J. Bowley, and Col. Preston A. Brown, as they pose with French Col. (Count) De Chamburn (former French Military Attache to Washington D.C.) out front during his visit to the 2nd Division, AEF HQ's building during the finally phase of the Battle of the Aisne (Belleau Wood) in July, 1918.
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Montreuil, France, July, 2nd, 1918.
Officers of the 1st Field Signal Battalion Group photograph taken of officers of the 1st Field Signal Battalion assigned to the 2nd Divisional Communications Section, HQ's Co. 2nd Division, AEF during the 2nd Division, AEF's Rest, Refit, and Retraining period at the Marbache Sector lines in August, 1918.
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Marbache, France, August 10th, 1918.
Guns captured by elements of both the 3rd & 4th Brigade's at Soissons Photograph taken after combat operations showing the 2nd Division, AEF Artillery park at Mehun-sur-Yèvre, France of captured (and still in firing order) German 77mm FK, 16/105mm Feldhaubitze 98/09,15mm sFH 02, & 10cm K14 Field Artillery pieces that were captured by elements of both the 3rd & 4th Brigade's, 2nd Division, AEF during the Aisne-Marne (Soissons) Offensive from Friday, July 18th - Saturday, July 19th, 1918.
Mehun-sur-Yèvre, France, August 12th, 1918.
French Aerodrome at Vincennes, France Photograph taken at the French Aerodrome at Vincennes, France (outside of Paris) of 1st Lt. Lawrence H. Caverly, Medical Corps, USA, (standing next to his camera), and Cpl. David J. Sheehan, (in the back of the car, sitting next to 1st Lt. Caverly), Photographic Unit, HQ's Co. 2nd Division, AEF. as they prepare to move out to the 2nd Division, AEF HQ's at Fleville, France in preparation for the Meuse-Argonne Offensive set for November 1st, 1918.
Vincennes, France, October 29th, 1918.
Group photograph taken at Metz, France after the Armistice with American Red Cross, and U.S. Army Medical Personnel with American Prisoners of War that were held captive by German Forces during combat operations while in the French Theater of Operations in 1918 from the 2nd Division, AEF (9th U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade), 26th Division, AEF (MASSNG) (101st, & 102nd Infantry Regiments, 51st Brigade), 32nd Division, AEF (WI/MI NG) (127th Infantry Regiment, 64th Brigade) that were captured either at Verdun (Troyon), Seicheprey, France or at other places in the Allied lines. Read more
Metz, France, Tuesday, November 26th, 1918.
 
Misc. 1919
Photograph (taken while serving with the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead at Koblenz, Germany on Saturday, May 31st, 1919) of Pfc. David Coonce, HQ's Co. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Toulon/Troyon), The Battle of the Aisne (Vaux), The Aisne-Marne Offensive, (Soissons), The Defensive Sector at Marbache, The St. Mihiel Offensive, The battle of Blanc Mont Ridge, The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany.
Photograph (taken during the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead at Engers, Germany, on Thursday, June, 26th, 1919) of the combined 3rd U.S. Corps Senior Officers Awards Ceremony held on the 2nd Engineer Regimental parade field and who are about to be decorated with either the Army Distinguished Service Cross, or the Army Distinguished Service Medal for their distinguished conduct during combat operations while in the French Theater of Operations in 1918 by MG John L. Hines, USA, CG, 3rd Corps, 3rd U.S. Army of Occupation.

(1st Rank) - BG Fred W. Sladen, USA, CG, 5th Brigade, 3rd Division, AEF.
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Neutral Zone that separated the 3rd U.S. Army from German controlled territory Photograph (taken near the German village of Waldbreitbach, Germany, July 20th, 1919) of a Soldier from Division HQ's Co. 2nd Division, AEF as he stops and looks across the chain linked fence one last time into the Neutral Zone that separated the 3rd U.S. Army from German controlled territory as he is about to head back to the United States after the 2nd Division, AEF was relieved of Occupation Duty at the 3rd U.S. Army Bridgehead at Koblenz, Germany in July, 1919.
*Note - the combination 2nd Division, AEF "Indianhead"/3rd U.S. Army patch and his going home "souvenir" slung on his shoulder, A German Army Gewehr 98, (Mauser 98) Service Rifle.
 
Y.M.C.A.
2nd Division Y.M.C.A. workers at Bouy, France. Photograph (taken during actual combat operations at the French village of Bouy, France on October 14th, 1918 of Y.M.C.A. workers,
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Bouy, France, Monday, October 14th, 1918.
Walter Avis (YMCA), HQ's Co. 2nd Division Photograph (taken while serving with the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead at Heddesdorf, Germany on Monday, May, 12th, 1919) of Mr. Walter Avis (YMCA), HQ's Co. 2nd Division, AEF. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Toulon/Troyon), The Battle of the Aisne (Belleau Wood/Vaux), The Aisne-Marne Offensive, (Soissons), The Defensive Sector at Marbache, The St. Mihiel Offensive, The Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge, The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany.
 
Photographs and descriptive text contributed by:
SSG Steven C. Girard, (Ret.)
WWI Marine Corps Archivist/Historian.
 
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