WW1 1918 photo crashed American biplane Gercourt, Meuse-Argonne France

$48.00 CAD

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Souvenir photo of two soldiers looking over crashed American biplane September 28th 1918 near Gercourt in the Meuse-Argonne region of France. The area was the scene of the final Allied offensive of WW1.

Labeled on negative “27  American Plane Gercourt 9-28-18  -Spencer-”.

Another version of this photo has additional text “One of the first to go down in the Meuse Argonne”

3 ¼ x 5 ⅜" 

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)

The Meuse–Argonne offensive was a major part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire Western Front. It was fought from September 26, 1918, until the Armistice of November 11, 1918, a total of 47 days. The Meuse–Argonne offensive was the largest in United States military history, involving 1.2 million American soldiers. It is one of the deadliest battles in American history, resulting in over 350,000 casualties including 28,000 German lives, 26,277 American lives and an unknown number of French lives.