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Belleau in Aisne, Hauts-de-France, France
 

Belleau Wood USMC Interpretive Panel #3

 
 
Belleau Wood USMC Interpretive Panel #3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, June 24, 2015
1. Belleau Wood USMC Interpretive Panel #3 Marker
Inscription.  

The mission of the 6th Marines on 8 June 1918 was seize the southern portion of Belleau Wood. Miscalculating the German strength in the southern portion of the wood, an unsupported attack to seize their objective was repelled by the deeply entrenched Germans. Over the next 24 hours, they devised a plan that would use combined arms to take the objective. On 9 June Allied artillery shells struck German positions, but the barrage did not break the enemy resistance. At 4:30 a.m. on 10 June, elements of the 5th Marines and 6th Marines launched its assault on the enemy positions in a complex converging attack, mounted from both the south and west.

French:
Le 8 juin 1918, les Marines du 6eme Regiment reçurent pour mission de s'emparer de la partie Sud de Bois Belleau. Méséstimant le volume des forces allemandes dans cette portion du bois, ils déclenchèrent un assaut sans appul pour saisir leur objectif. Ce premier assaut fut repoussé par des allemands solidement retranchés. Les 24 heures suivantes permirent d'élaborer un plan d'emploi des armes combinées pour enlever l'objectif. A 4h30 le 10 juin, des éléments
6th Marines attack Belleau Wood from south image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, June 24, 2015
2. 6th Marines attack Belleau Wood from south
du 6 ème Régiment de Marines, appuyés directement par leur bataillon de Mitrailleuses, lançèrent l'assaut. Après deux heures d'un combat intense et acharné, l'objectif était enlevé.
 
Erected 1998 by Company C, USMC Basic School.
 
Location. 49° 4.396′ N, 3° 17.387′ E. Marker is in Belleau, Hauts-de-France, in Aisne. Touch for map. The marker is on a circular trail that leads from the west side of the Iron Mike monument area. Marker is in this post office area: Belleau, Hauts-de-France 02400, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belleau Wood USMC Interpretive Panel #2 (a few steps from this marker); Belleau Wood USMC Interpretive Panel #4 (a few steps from this marker); Belleau Wood USMC Interpretive Panel #1 (a few steps from this marker); Belleau Wood USMC Interpretive Panel #5 (a few steps from this marker); Belleau Wood USMC Operations Map (within shouting distance of this marker); Belleau Wood Marine Memorial (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Aisne-Marne Cemetery Memorial Chapel Monument (approx. half a kilometer away); American Aisne-Marne Memorial (approx. 6.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belleau.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
6th Marines attack Belleau Wood from south image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, June 24, 2015
3. 6th Marines attack Belleau Wood from south
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2015, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2015, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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