COMBAT HISTORY OF THE 314th
On September 6, the 314th turned south to crack the new German
defense line in the section around the Moselle River. A swift
advance brought the regiment to Charmes where it bridged the
Moselle on September 12. A week later the 314th crossed the
Mortagne River and fought to the Meurthe River near Frambois.
During the following three Weeks, the 314th experienced some of
its bitterest fighting at the Meurthe and in the Foret de Parroy.
The Third Battalion established a bitterly contested bridgehead
across theMeurthe on September 21-22. The Germans were in strong
defense positions in the Parroy Forest, which had been a haven
for their predecessors in World War I. For over a Week the
fighting raged in the darkness of the forest, but the fighting
tenacity of the 314th was not to be denied and the Foret de
Parroy was taken.
The regiment fought on in the area, capturing Fort de
Manonviller. Le Remabois, and Embermaneil Station, until October
23 when, after 128 days of continuous combat, the 314th was
relieved and given a well-earned rest near Luneville.
November 13, the 314th was back in action near Montigny to drive
the enemy back to the Fatherland. The regiment fought through
Fremonville, Ancerviller, Mitting, Harbouey, Barbas, Phalsbourg.
and other cities, and followed the French through the Saverne
Gap into Alsace.