Belleau Wood USMC Interpretive Panel #5

Belleau Wood USMC Interpretive Panel #5 (HM1MDI)

Location: Belleau, Picardie 02400 Aisne
Country: France
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N 49° 4.404', E 3° 17.375'

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On 23 June 1918, after a brief period of rest, the 4th Marine Brigade resumed its attack to capture the remaining part of Belleau Wood. At 7:00 p.m., elements of the 5th Marines began a frontal assault with four companies. Entrenched German infantry, supported by machine guns quickly repelled the assault. After five hours of fighting and 104 new casualties, the Marines found themselves back in their original attack positions. On 25 June the Marines tried again. After a 14-hour artillery barrage, they crossed the line of departure. German resistance was strong but eventually crumbled under the ferocity of the Marine attack. On 26 June, the Commanding General of the 2nd Division received the news: "Belleau Wood is now U.S. Marine entirely." Belleau Wood would forever be etched into U.S. Marine Corps history.
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Year Placed1998
Placed ByCompany M, USMC Basic School
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Date Added Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 478850 N 5435655
Decimal Degrees49.07340000, 3.28958333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 4.404', E 3° 17.375'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 4' 24.24" N, 3° 17' 22.5" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near D82, Belleau Picardie 02400, FR
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