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American Soldiers With Tanks

Ironically I was unable to get a tank model, but I got kits of American soldiers from World War One.  Since then I happened to see what looks like a photograph of American soldiers running ahead of a St, Chamond tank.  I know US forces only had Renault FT's of their own, so I was wondering what the story was.  American forces fighting in support of other nations'?



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It's more a case of other nations' tanks supporting US infantry. Here's an extract from the Renault FT Wikipedia Talk Page. Don't worry - you can believe this:

There is a figure that can be found that is far higher than the well-documented provision of 144 FTs to the AEF, and it is the result of a well-intentioned but much misinterpreted point made by Dale Wilson. He counts the total of tanks available to the AEF at Saint-Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne – of all types. That includes the two battalions of American-crewed FTs, the three battalions of French-crewed FTs, and assorted Schneiders and Saint-Chamonds. The total comes to 419, comprising Patton’s 144 FTs, 24 Schneiders under French Major Charles Chanoine, 216 French-operated FTs, and another 35 assorted Schneiders and Saint-Chamonds. Some sources have mistakenly concluded that the total figure refers to US-crewed FTs only.

-- Edited by James H on Friday 14th of April 2017 06:15:04 PM


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Bonjour "Long Tom" ,

Here 3  topics  with all the French tank units under American Opcom :

180528 - Cantigny - 12 Schneider du Groupe AS 5 - With 1° US Infantry Division

18 au 230718 - Missy / Chaudun - 226 (Schneider - Renault - St Chamond - With 1° US Infantry Division

18 au 230719 - Ploizy/Tigny - 36 Schneider (Grpt AS n° 1) - 37 Renault (501° RAS) - 15 St Chamond (Grpt AS XI et XII) - With 2° US Infantry Division

180830 - Pasly / Juvigny - 30 Renault FT - With 32° US Infantry Division

180831 - Juvigny - Terny-Sorny - 30 Renault FT - With 32° US Infantry Division



Bonne lecture - Michel

-- Edited by Tanker on Saturday 15th of April 2017 07:56:37 PM

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