Accession Number:

ADA955211

Title:

U.S. Army Chemical Corps Historical Studies, Gas Warfare in World War I: The 78th Division at the Kriemhilde Stellung, October 1918

Descriptive Note:

Draft study

Corporate Author:

COCHRANE (REXMOND C) EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1957-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

107.0

Abstract:

Just prior to the final assault of the Meuse-Argonne offensive, the 78th Division played a major role in a large-scale, Army-directed gas operation on that front. Although the division was engaging in its first and only assault operation of the war, it participated in the execution of one of the most successful gas missions of American forces, when the extreme right and left flanks of the First American Army front were heavily yperited to protect the principal attack of the Army through the center. The present study relates the gas warfare experience of the 78th Division in its three weeks on the First Army front, culminating in its yperite mission of 30 October.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE