The Punitive Expedition
Several On-Line Articles on Pershing's Mexican Excursion

  Pre-War Army Missions:
Cuba & The Philippines
From US Army CMH

  America's Turn From Neutrality to Intervention, 1914-1917
From the Great War Society Quarterly, Relevance

  America's March to War
Featuring Contemporary Newspaper Headlines

 America's Official Reasons for Declaring War
What the Public Was Told

  Planning the AEF:
The Need for an Expeditionary Force

  Planning the AEF:
How Large? & Where to Deploy?

  Planning the AEF:
The Mission and Beginnings of the AEF

  Troop Deployment: WWI vs WWII
From US Army CMH

  Lafayette, We are Here! The Yanks Arrive in Europe
Contributed by Raquel Hendrickson

  Organizing the Marine Brigade
An Excerpt from Edwin Simmon's US Marines: A History

  African American Soldiers in WWI
From the Library of Congress

  More Than Numbers: Americans and the Revival of French Morale in the Great War
Col. Robert Doughty's article from Army History

  AEF Fact Sheet
Manpower, Organization and Casualties

  Learning Lessons in the American Expeditionary Forces
General, Unit and Operational Articles

  Tanks with Infantry: Lessons from the World War
By Maj. D.D. Eisenhower

  General Order 203: November 12, 1918
Pershing Thanks the AEF

  General Pershing's Letter of Appreciation to His "Fellow Soldiers"
Pershing's More Personal Thanks to the AEF

  How the AEF Experience Prepared America For the Greater Challenges Ahead
An Excerpt from John Eisenhower's Yanks


  The AEF Way of War
by Mark Ethan Grotelueschen

 Company Level Leadership in the AEF
Paper at US Army CGSC, PDF File

  Questionable Training Methods for the AEF
From Parameters Magazine

 Tactical Effectiveness of the 165th Infantry, Rainbow Division
Paper at US Army CGSC, PDF File

 What Did Sgt. York Do in the Argonne?
Military History Magazine Article by Col. Doug Mastriano

   The Infantry in Battle
Case Studies of the AEF Put Together Under Geo. Marshall's Supervision

  Adapting to Siberia
August 1918 - April 1920
U.S. Army Study

  Delay at Montfaucon
26-27 September 1918
Key Event in Meuse-Argonne Offensive

  Breakdown of Divisional Artillery: The 35th Division
An Excerpt from Robert H. Ferrell's Collapse at Meuse-Argonne

     Signal Corps in the Field
From the Center for Military History

   German Defensive Plan at Belleau Wood
Excerpted from USMC Bulletin Fortitude

  The Square Division: Basic Fighting Unit of the AEF
RAND Corporation Analysis

  Setback at Fismette
Study of a Fiasco by Edward Lengel

  26th Division Scouts Eliminate a Block at St. Mihiel

  The Strategic Threat Presented by the AEF
German Army Group C Analysis

   The Influenza Pandemic's Impact on the U.S. Military in World War I
by CDR David Thompson, USNR

  Chemical Warfare in World War I: The American Experience
Leavenworth Paper from the Command & General Staff College

 Night Attack in the Argonne
A Tactical Case Study

  Shortcomings of the AEF's Tactical Doctrine
Uses AEF & Captured German Documents

  AEF Casualty Handling Procedures
A Wounded Doughboy Describes His Treatment

  Burial of the Dead
Original AEF Document

  Organization & Deployment of Divisional Machine Guns
Contributed by Wilson A. Heefner

  Stragglers in the Meuse Argonne
From Army History

  Capturing Machine Gun Nests
Declassified AEF Document


  147th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division
Fought in the Argonne and Flanders

  119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division
Fought with US II Corps Under British Command

   91st Wild West Division in the Great War
Fought in the Argonne and Flanders

  AEF Units Under French and British Command
From Historian Mitchell Yockelson

  304th Tank Brigade
From Armor Magazine

  The U.S. Marine Corps in WWI
Reprint of 1920 Article

  A Typical AEF Infantry Regiment - A Statistical Summary
310th Infantry, 78th Division

 Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina
Major Training Cantonment

  148th Field Artillery Rgt.
Firing the 155s

  Unit Numbers for AEF Divisions
Regimental, Select Battalions & Support Trains

 U.S. Army Signal Corps in WWI
US Army CGSC, PDF File

   The Hello Girls of the Signal Corps
At Military History Now

  Signal Corps Meteorologists on the W. Front
At the Paul Raoles Website

  Battery B, 103rd Field Artillery
At the Second Battle of the Marne

  43rd Balloon Company, AEF
Richard DesChenes of the Camp John Wise Aerostation

 Choctaw Code Talkers: 142nd Infantry, 36th Division
It Started at Blanc Mont, October 1918

  11th Field Artillery: Last Ones to Fire by Kevin Hymel
At the Army Historical Foundation Website

  Penn State Goes To War by Michael Bezilla
A Typical American College Supports the War Effort

  An Unknown Story: The Role of the Coastal Artillery Corps in the AEF
A Website by Joe Hartwell

  The 59th Coastal Artillery in France
About Firing the Big Guns

   Supporting the Doughboys: US Army Logistics and Personnel During World War I
PDF Download by Leo P. Hirrel

    Quartermaster Supply of the AEF
From theQuartermaster Journal

  Supplying the Troops: The SOS
An Excerpt from Frank Freidel's Over There

  Light Rail Operators
Company D, 21st Engineers

  Base Hospitals: A Comprehensive List
From the Office of the Surgeon General, US Army

 Advance Section: Services of Supply
Giving the Means to Fight

  American Armor in the First World War
From Contributor Dale E. Wilson


  Overview of US Air Operations in WWI
From the USAF Air University

  Hap Arnold, Charles Kettering and the Bug
First Unmanned Aircraft and Cruise Missile

  The Lafayette Escadrille and the U.S. Air Service
USAF Document

  Issoudun: The Making of America's First Eagles
From the USAF Air University

 Learning to Fly in the AEF
The Letters of Wm. Muir Russel

 Air Operations at the St. Mihiel Salient
By Walter J. Boyne at Air Force: The On-Line Journal of the Air Force Association

 The Evolution of Aerial Targeting In WWI and After
From USAF Pamphlet 14-210

  US Air Service in WWI
Part I with Links to Parts II-IV

 US Air Production: Success or Scandal?
At our Relevance Archive

The American Air Service in the World War by BG William Mitchell

    Organizing for Victory
April 1917 - August 1918

    At St. Mihiel
September 1918

    The Meuse - Argonne
Sep - Nov, 1918

NAVAL Series:

  Anglo-American Naval Innovators, 1890-1919
From the International Journal of Naval History

 The US Navy in the Great War
By Paul Halpern from the Relevance Archives

  US Naval Aviation in World War I, On-Line Monograph
From the Naval Historical Center;

 USS Jacob Jones, DD-61
First US Destroyer Lost to Enemy Fire

Sealift for the AEF
From Contributor Walter Kudlick

American Battleships with the Grand Fleet

North Sea Mine Barrage

  The Queenstown Patrol
US Navy Operating from Ireland

The Sinking of the S.S. Tuscania
Featuring Irvin Cobb's First Hand Account from the Saturday Evening Post


      First American Troops Arrive, June 1917
From the American Battle Monuments Commission

  Your Trench Orientation Tour
Excerpted from Trench Knives and Mustard Gas

  Sector Occupation
Late 1917 - November 1918

  11th Engineers Take Earliest U.S. Combat Casualties
At the Battle of Cambrai

  Early Actions at the Somme
Late 1917 - Mid 1918

  Battle of Cantigny
May 28 - 30, 1918

  Battle of Cantigny
From the First Division Foundation & Museum

Chateau-Thierry: The Doughboys Block the Road to Paris
May 31 - July 10, 1918

  Who Fought at Château-Thierry
Contributed by David Homsher

      Overview & Defending the Marne River Line

       The Battle for Belleau Wood

       The Capture of Vaux
By the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division

      The 2nd Engineers at Belleau Wood
Army History Bulletin article from Col Bill Anderson, USMC

  Under Monash at Hamel, July 4, 1918
US Forces Support an Australian Victory

   The Second Battle of the Marne
July 15 - September 16, 1918

  Rock of the Marne Episode
By Maj. Walter Short

  Detached Segregated Regiments
July - November, 1918

  II Corps Support of the Flanders Sector
August - September 1918

 Doughboys in Italy!
August 1918 - April 1919
At La Grande Guerra

  AEF Siberia
August 1918 - April 1920
Contributed by Christine L. Putnam

  5th Division Captures Frapelle
August 17, 1918

  The Battle of St. Mihiel
By Donald Smythe

  St. Mihiel Offensive
September 12 - 16, 1918

The Big Show: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive
September 26 - November 11, 1918

  The Argonne Battlefield
By Historian Thomas Fleming

       Part I: Overview
Units, Chronology and Maps

       Part II: Pershing's Report
Commander's Official Summary

       Geography and the Lost Battalion
From the American Battle Monuments Commission

       The Battle of the Meuse-Argonne, 1918: Harbinger of American Great Power on the European Continent?
By Michael Neiberg

  II Corps & the Capture of the St. Quentin Canal
September 27 - October 1 1918

  American Polar Bears: AEF Northern Russia
September 1918 - August 1919

Forgotten Victory: Blanc Mont
October, 1918

       Capturing Blanc Mont Ridge

       St. Etienne and the Pursuit to the Aisne

  II Corps Pursuit to the Selle
October 1918

  Pursuit to the Scheldt
Oct 30 - November 11, 1918

  Yys-Lys Offensive
From the American Battle Monuments Commission

  Second Army Operations
November 7 - 11, 1918

  Third Army Occupation of Germany
From Army History


  History of the Knights of Columbus in World War I
The Catholic Service Organization Beloved by the Doughboys

 The American Red Cross in the World War
Link to Red Cross Museum Web Site

 The Salvation Army in WWI
Archival Material from the Salvation Army

 The YMCA in the World War
Contributed by Capt. Ralph Blanchard

  American Library Association Supports the War
Books for the Doughboys

  The Jewish Welfare Board in WWI
Supporting the Troops

Battle Streamer

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