Belleau Wood


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Belleau Wood

(bĕl`ō, bĕlō`), forested area in Aisne dept., N France, E of Château-Thierry. The scene of a victory over the Germans after hard fighting (June 6–25, 1918), involving chiefly U.S. troops, it was dedicated in 1923 as a permanent memorial to the American war dead.

Belleau Wood

locale of significant American triumph in WWI (1918). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 47]
See: Battle

Belleau Wood

a forest in N France: site of a battle (1918) in which the US Marines halted a German advance on Paris
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The bravery of Kaemmerling and others helped the Americans chase the German forces out of Belleau Wood by the end of the month.
Clark's chapter on combat at Belleau Wood, where the Marines assisted in halting the German Spring Offensive of 1918, is his strongest.
Naval Forces Central Command, Bahrain; and USS Belleau Wood (LHA3).
By early June the Marines, already the veterans of several skirmishes and battles, were approaching Belleau Wood. Leading his troops in retreat, a French major came upon a company of Marines, commanded by Captain Lloyd Williams.
7, 1897, and was killed July 21, 1918, in the Battle of Belleau Wood, France, during World War I.
American doughboys fought in 1918 at Belleau Wood, a sacred place in the annals of the US Marine Corps that's just a 30-minute drive to the west.
The bulk of Aumon's military service was spent aboard the USS Belleau Wood, stationed in Sasebo, Japan.
During World War I, the Marine "Devil Dogs" in France served with the Army's Second Infantry Division, most conspicuously at the Battle of Belleau Wood near the Marne River.
Marines with Charlie and Weapons Companies, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, Task Force Belleau Wood, demonstrated proficiency while qualifying on the M1014 combat shotgun during range training at Camp Leatherneck on June 4.
The tension goes all the way back to Belleau Wood in World War I, the spot where the Marines blocked Ludendorff's offensive and the German drive for Paris.