United States, World War I American Expeditionary Forces - Forty-Second Division
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- 1 Forty-Second Division - National Guard
- 2 Training
- 3 Overseas Service
- 4 Major Operations
- 5 Military Units attached to the Forty-Second Division
- 6 Unit Histories
- 7 Casualties and Replacements
- 8 FamilySearch Resources
- 9 Related Websites
- 10 Reference Sources
Forty-Second Division - National Guard[edit | edit source]
- Nickname: Rainbow Division
- 42nd Division Insignia
- Native Americans Serving with the Forty-Second Division. NARA NAID 34394148
- Order of Battle of the United States Land Forces in the World War. American Expeditionary Forces. Division. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1931
- 42nd Infantry Divison Files, 1917-1984. NAID 34428347
Training[edit | edit source]
Troops Drawn[edit | edit source]
N. G. troops of 26 states and D. C.
Training Camp in the United States[edit | edit source]
Overseas Service[edit | edit source]
- Date landed in France: November 1, 1917-December 3, 1917.
- French training area.: Vancouleurs, Coetquidan.
- Date entered line: February 21, 1918. Luneville Sector.
- Days in Quiet (125) and Active (39) Sectors. Total 164
Major Operations[edit | edit source]
- Champagne-Marne Defensive.
- Aisrte-Marne Offensive.
- St. Mihiel.
- Battle Participation of Organizations of the American Expeditionary Forces
- Summaries of Operations - 42nd Division
- 42nd Division - Maps
Military Units attached to the Forty-Second Division[edit | edit source]
83rd Infantry Brigade
- 165th Infantry
- 166th Infantry
- 150th Machine Gun Battalion
84th Infantry Brigade
- 167th Infantry
- 168th Infantry
- 151st Machine Gun Battalion
67th Field Artillery Brigade
- 149th Field Artillery
- 150th Field Artillery
- 151st Field Artillery
- 117th Trench Mortar Battery
- 149th Machine Gun Battalion
- 117th Engineers
- 117th Field Signal Battalion
- HQ Troop
- 117th Train HQ and Military Police
- 117th Ammunition Train
- 117th Supply Train
- 117th Engineer Train
- 117th Sanitary Train (Ambulance Companies and Field Hospitals 165-168
Unit Histories[edit | edit source]
- Harold Stanley Johnson. Roster of the Rainbow Division (Forty-Second) Major-General Wm. A. Mann Commanding.New York: Eaton & Gettinger, inc, printers, 1917
- Henry J. Reilly. Americans All: the Rainbow at War: official history of the 42nd Rainbow Division in the World War. Columbus,Ohio: F.J. Heer Print Co., 1936.
- Martin Joseph Hogan. The Shamrock Battalion of the Rainbow: A story of the "fighting sixth-ninth New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1919
- Alan B Ellis. A brief History of Appleton's Old Company G. Co. A 150th Machine Gun Battalion. 1919
- J. Bennett Nolan The Reading militia in the Great War. Reading, Pennsylvania : F.A. Woemer, 1921. The career of Company I, later known at Company D, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, Forty-second Division, American Expeditionary Force.--The career of Company A, later known as Company B, 108th Machine Gun Battalion, Twenty-eighth Division, American Expeditionary Force.
- Nimrod Thompson Frazer. Send the Alabamians: World War I Fighters in the Rainbow Division. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2014. This history covers the 167th Infantry.
- Vernon E. Kniptash, ed. E. Bruce. Geelhoed. On the Western Front with the Rainbow Division A World War I Diary. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2009
- Robert Thompson. Suddenly Soldiers. The 166th Infantry Regiment in World war I. Yardley, Pa.: Westholme Publishing, 2020.
Casualties and Replacements[edit | edit source]
- Battle Casualties 6 April 1917 - 11 Nov 1918: 14,683
- Replacements: 17,253
- Strengths 13 Nov 1918: 20,430
FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]
Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections[edit | edit source]
- United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
- United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940
- United States, World War I American Expeditionary Forces Deaths, 1917-1919
- United States, Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters, 1916-1939
Related FamilySearch Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States World War I Research
- United States World War I Infantry Divisions
- World War I American Expeditionary Forces Table of Organization, 1917-1919
- World War I United States Military Records, 1917 to 1918
Related Websites[edit | edit source]
- United States World War One centennial Commission
- National World War I Museum and Memorial. Kansas City, Mo.