346th Infantry - 87th Divsion - Historical Notes 1917-1919
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U.S. Government Printing Office, The 346th Infantry Historical Notes 1917 - 1919, © 1919, Various Officers and Enlisted Men of the 346th, Hardcover, 180 Pages.
The Unit History and Historical Notes Book includes the history, accounts, and rosters of the many companies that comprised the 346th Infantry Regiment of the 87th Division in World War I.
Rosters of 346th Infantry Companies
The Headquarters Company of the 346th Infantry, 87th Division of the AEF, had several writers on staff that provided a broad picture of their history with anecdotes and short stories. Rosters of Officers and Enlisted Men are also included for the Headquarters Company.
Trained at Camp Pike, the Machine Gun Company of the 346th Infantry, 87th Division of the AEF, went on to Camp Dix, where after several months were sent to Liverpool on the SS Ceramic. They made their way to Southampton for the trip over to France, landing in Le Havre. Within France, the men of MG Company called Belliant, Chateau Boyer, Saintes, and Camp Montoir "home."
The Supply Company, 346th Infantry trained at Camp Pike, Ark. Most of these men went to Camp Dix, New Jersey and from there to France. At Camp Dix, N. J. the organization included men from New York and New Jersey. The company left the States for overseas duty Aug. 24, 1918.
The First Battalion of the 346th Infantry was comprised of Company A, commanded by Captain C. R. Welborn; Company B, commanded by Captain C. P. Huggins; Company C commanded by Captain J. E. Bramlett; and Company D commanded by Captain E. H. Wooton. This modest chronicle of the birth and achievements of the First Battalion, 346th Infantry was both brief and unassuming.
Company A, 346th Infantry, 87th Division of the American Expenditinary Force was formed on 19 September 1917, trained at Camp Pike, Arkansas and Deployed from Camp Dix to England and France.
Company B, 346th Infantry, 87th Division of the American Expeditionary Force, Trained at Camp Pike, Arkansas, deployed overseas from Camp Dix to Liverpool on the SS Ceramic, to Southampton to cross the Channel on the SS Yale to Le Havre. Later on to Montoir.
A Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men of Company C, 346th Infantry American Expeditionary Forces, 20 January 1919 - Trained at Camp Pike, Arkansas, Pre-Deployment at Camp Dix and Deployment to the Port of Saint Nazaire, France.
Company "D" of the 346th Infantry, 87th Division trained at Camp Pike, Arkansas, deployed to England and France via Camp Dix. Landing at the port of Le Havre onward to Salignac, Saintes, Montoir, and St. Nazaire.
The roster for the Second Battalion, 346th Infantry Headquarters with brief, humorous quips about the officers on their general character. Includes the makeup of the Second Battalion and letter relieving them of duty following the end of World War I.
We were ordered into the front lines in November and it will go down in history that old Kaiser Bill got tipped off that Co. E. was on his trail, so he flew the coop to Holland. His army laid down and we just grinned and said, « I told you so ».
Trained at Camp Pike, then on to Camp Dix for deployment to France on the SS Zealandia. Spending time in Montils, and Montoir. The Armistice was signed before Company “F” could get the opportunity to show its true worth in the front line trenches.
Rather than provide a history of their adventure during the Great War, Company "G" leaned towards anecdotal slices of life as soldiers in the American Expeditionary Force. They included correspondence between Companies "G" & "H" and the Mayor of St. Seurin, France, where they were stationed.
Formed 1 October 1917 at Camp Pike, Arkansas received basic training and left for Camp Dix in June 1918. Left Camp Dix for deployment overseas boarding the HMS Alsatian in NY. Arrived in Liverpool, then on to Winchester and Southampton. Crossed the Channel on the SS Archangel, landing at Le Havre. While in France, called Pons, St. Seurin de Pallene, Montoir, and St. Nazaire home.
The Third Battalion, 346th Infantry, 87th Division of the AEF, provided a list of officers, companies, and commanders under their organization, and a very entertaining screenplay written my Lt. H. R. Spangler entitled "Third Battalion Officers School."
- Company I
- Company K
- Company L
- Company M
- Rosters of Officers and Staff
- Listing of Casualties of the 346th
- Brief stories from all Companies within the 346th Infantry
- 346th Infantry Officers' Club and Impressions of Camp Pike
- Slang used by the 346th and WWI soldiers in general
- Photographs, Illustrations and Cartoons of Life at Camp Pike and Travels (mostly to the UK and France).
Cover of book is black has no letters or illustrations.
The 346th Infantry was a component of 173rd Infantry Brigade of the 87th Division.
The 87th Division was made up of National Army drafts from Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. It was organized at Camp Pike, Arkansas. The overseas movement began August 23, and the last units arrived in France Septamber 13, 1918.
Upon arrival in France, the division was turned over to the Service of Supply and ordered to Pons (Charente-Inferieure), where it was broken up and units placed in the intermediate section. The commanding general of this division was Major General Samuel D. Sturgis. The division is popularly known as the "Acorn Division," and the shoulder insignia is a brown acorn on a greeen circle.
The 87th Division was composed of the following organizations:
- 173rd Infantry Brigade
- 345th and 346th Infantry Regiments
- 174th Infantry Brigate
- 347th and 348th Infantry Regiments
- 334th, 335th and 336th Machine Gun Battalions
- 162nd Field Artillery Brigade
- 334th 335th and 346th Field Regiments
- 312th Trench Mortar Battery
- 312th Engineer Regiment and Train
- 312th Field Signal Battalion
- 312th Ammunition Train
- 312th Supply Train
- 312th Train Headquarters and Military Police
- 312th Sanitary Train
- 345th, 346th, 347th and 348th Ambulance Companies and Field Hospitals