September 15, 1918 – St Mihiel offensive ends

On this date in 1918, the St. Mihiel offensive came to an end.  The A.E.F. made up of 550,00 men and the French forces of 110,000 men pushed the Germans back.  Saint-Mihiel and the surrounding area were now free of German occupation but at a cost:  4,500 French and Americans killed, 2,500 wounded; 2,000 Germans killed, 5,500 wounded, 15,000 POWs.

Life got quieter for Unit A but there was even more work to do. The area was clear of Germans which meant the engineers could get to more and more places that needed work. Those boys were working harder than ever and it’d be Jay’s responsibility to keep them fed.


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