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DATE: September 13, 1918

ORGANIZATION: 344th Battalion FROM: Nonsard

HOUR: 3:00 p.m. TO: Vigneulles HOUR: 12:00 m.n.

ORGANIZATION: 345th Battalion FROM: Beney

TO: Bois de Beney 358.1-243.0

AVAILABLE FOR ALL DUTY: 46 Officers and 643 Men

WEATHER: Rain a.m. Clear p.m. ROADS: Poor

HEALTH: Good CAMP: Fair LOSSES: [1 or 0 – digit unclear] Officers wounded; 3 men wounded


Due to bad road conditions, no supplies arrived during the night. By draining all the tanks, the 344th Battalion was able to supply seven of their tanks which moved forward to VIGNEULLES and thence to HATTON CHATTEL.50 Supplies arrived at 3:00 p.m. and the remaining tanks moved forward to VIGNEULLES.

At 5:00 a.m. 345th Battalion with 15 tanks reported to Brigadier General McArthur and were instructed by him to lay in readiness at BOIS DE BENEY and await orders. Per V.O.C.O.51 the battalion moved from BOIS DE BENEY to BOIS DE THIAUCOURT at 8:00 p.m. At 11:55 p.m. orders were received from Lieutenant Colonel Patton “to go to assistance of infantry against enemy counterattack.” The tanks were made ready but the attack did not take place.