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Shawnee County Casualties in WWI
American Expeditionary Force Divisions
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In April 1917, when war was declared, the US Army consisted of only 108,000 Regular Army and 122,000 (part-time) National Guard forces.

Enlistment and training began immediately at Army camps all across the US. A small number of advance officers and support staff arrived in France in June 1917 to assess the war situation.

By March 1918 there were 250,000 semi-trained U.S. soldiers in France, which increased to two million men on French soil, in arms, by the end of the war in November 1918. Overall 4.4 million men had been called up by November 1918.

The American Expeditionary Forces of World War One were made up of:

  • The Regular Army: 1st - 20th Divisions
  • The National Guard: 26th- 42nd Divisions
  • The National Army: 76th- 97th Divisions

From a Kansas/Missouri perspective 4 Divisions contained the majority of the draftees and volunteers from the two adjoining states:

3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps - see Marne Division Summary
35th Division, 2nd Army Corps - see Sante Fe Division Summary
42nd Division, 1st Army Corps - see
89th Division, 4th Army Corps - see Midwest Division Summary

The various Western Front operations in which AEF forces participated were as follows:

  • Cambrai: Nov 20-Dec 4, 1917
  • Somme Defensive: Mar 21-Apr 6, 1918
  • Lys: Apr 9--27,1918
  • Aisne: May 27-June 5, 1918
  • Montdidier-Noyon: June 9 - 13,1918
  • Champagne-Marne: July 15 -18, 1918
  • Aisne-Marne: July 18 - Aug 6,1918
  • Somme Offensive: Aug 8 - Nov 11, 1918
  • Oise-Aisne: Aug 18 - Nov 11, 1918
  • Ypres-Lys: Aug 19 - Nov 11, 1918
  • St-Mihiel: Sept 12 - 16,1918
  • Meuse-Argonne: Sept 26 - Nov 11, 1918
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