|Orders to Major Ulysses Grant Carl concerning a raid on German trenches:
From: Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry, C. R. Austerlitz
To: Commanding Officer, 128th Infantry
Subject: plan of proposed raid.
1. Pursuant to 2nd Ind. Hq. 128th Infantry, 9th July, 1918, the following is the proposed plan of a raid.
Object: To execute a raid on the enemy's lines for the purpose of capturing prisoners.
Strength: One Captain
One Hundred and eight men
Divided into twelve seperate subgroups, forming three groups.
RAIDING PARTY: The three groups will be commanded by a Captain.
GROUPS: One Lieutenant (Commander)
SUBGROUPS: Composition: One sergeant
EQUIPEMENT: Each subgroup will carry three wire cutters, large type. Each man will carry five offensive grenades and two defensive grenades. Each NCO [Non-commissioned officer] will carry two incendiary grenades in addition to the other grenades. All will be armed with pistols and trench knives. In addition subgroups 1 and 12 will each have a Chauchat [French light machine gun] for immediate protection.
LIMITS OF TERRAIN INVLOVED: Northern limits: a line established by coordinates 03.81 to 06.81. Southern limits: a line established by coordinates 02.77 to 05.77.
MISSION AND ROUTES OF SUBGROUPS: Subgroup No. 1 to remain at 01.77 as a guard facing south east, against action from woods.
|Orders for a Trench Raid
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