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Photos - AEF WW1 - 42nd Infantry Division

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Gentlemen,

This thread is for photos of the American Expeditionary Force's 42nd Infantry "Rainbow" Division.  Feel free to contribute anything relevant you may have in your collections.

The 42nd was formed in 1917 from units across 26 states and the District of Columbia.  The 42nd's moniker came from Douglas MacArthur when he suggested the amalgamation of state formations and said it would "stretch over the whole country like a rainbow."  A quick unit history can be found on 42nd Infantry Division (United States) - Wikipedia.

Enjoy!
Ben

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Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 167th Infantry Regiment resting upon and under an iron shelter:

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Photo taken by U.S. Army Signal Corps May 10, 1918, in Neuviller, France.  The 167th was formerly the 4th Regiment, Alabama National Guard.

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