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World War 1 Infantry Unit Histories

One of the several purposes of this work is the promotion of esprit de corps within the Army units. Another is the furthering of interest in and the reading of military history by the American people. One vehicle for achieving these ends is the unit history. Military events are presented from the viewpoint of a single division, or regiment, or comparable unit.

To the avid student of military history, the published record of a unit is of great importance. From these histories, he can obtain accounts of engagements or battles in which the unit participated, accounts written by the men themselves.

The routine day-to-day activities of the unit can be reviewed. In many instances, these histories include rosters of personnel assigned, casualty lists, or lists of individuals decorated for outstanding accomplishments in both peace and war.

Moreover, the history of each unit provides a more detailed and, often, a more intimate account of a particular event than does the general and all—too--often nearly sterile descriptions found in the official records.

Our collection of World War 1 Unit Histories include the 351st Infantry, 88th Division; 346th Infantry, 87th Division, and the the 88th Division.

The 351st Infantry Historical Notes 1917 - 1919

Unit Histories of the 351st Infantry, 88th Division - 1919

The accounts of the 351st Regiment of Infantry of the 88th Division in World War I. HQ in Camp Dodge, Iowa.

Front Cover, The 346th Infantry Historical Notes, 1917-1919 - World War I Unit History.

Unit Histories of the 346th Infantry, 87th Division - 1919

The Unit History and Historical Notes Book includes the history and accounts of the many companies that comprised the 346th Infantry Regiment of the 87th Division in World War I.

The 88th Division in the World War of 1914 - 1918

88th Division

The 88th Division was organized at Camp Dodge, Iowa, from men drawn from North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois. The divisional insignia is two figures “8” in blue, crossed at right angles.


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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.