1 September 1918
After a much needed break from the fighting on the Ourcq River during the Second Battle of the Marne, the 32nd Division entered the front line northeast of Soissons, France, as the only American division assigned as part of French General Mangin’s famous 10th French Army.
During the fierce Oisne-Aisne Offensive of late August-early September, the 32nd Division advanced about 3 1/2 miles through entrenched German forces made up of five divisions: the 7th, the 7th Reserve, the 223rd, 227th, and 228th. Total casualties amounted to 2,848 including KIAs, wounded, and missing. In capturing the strong German positions on the Juvigny Plateau, the 32nd Division contributed to the French 10th Army outflanking the German line on the Chemin Des Dames, a strategic ridge that runs from east to west.
|In the Trenches Before Juvigny|
|Signal Corps Installing Telephone Lines at Juvigny|