Rescue of the Lost Battalion

Still in the Vosges Mountains, the 100th/442nd pushed through German forces to rescue the 1st Battalion of the 36th Division, caught behind enemy lines.  The Lost Battalion was rescued, though at heavy cost.  Of the 275 men that had been trapped, about 210 were rescued.  The 100th/442nd had 800 casualties in this battle. When the 100th/442nd entered the Vosges about one month before, it had about 2900 men;  it was now less than one third of its authorized size.

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