4th Marine Brigade Attacked in Verdun, France

4th Marine Brigade Attacked in Verdun, France

April 12-13, 1918 in Marine Corps History

During the late-night and early morning hours of April 12-13, 1918, the 4th marine Brigade suffered its first gas attack by German forces. In the attack, German forces bombarded the 74th Company, 6th Marines near Verdun, France with mustard gas. Nine Marine officers and 305 enlisted Marines were gassed during the attack and evacuated. 30 Marines were killed in the attack.


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