Belleau Wood

American General John Pershing ordered General Omar Bundy's 2nd division to attack German positions at Belleu Wood. (Belleu Wood was the deepest penetration of German troops during their 1918 spring offensive.) On July 1, the Americans finally completed their succesful and hard-fought attack. The 2nd Division lost 9,777 casualties.

Location: 
Vaux, France
Outcome: 
American victory over the Germans
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Start Date: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Start Year: 
1918
End Date: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018
End Year: 
1918
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