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American Expeditionary Forces

plural noun
1.
troops sent to Europe by the U.S. Army during World War I.
Abbreviation: A.E.F., AEF.
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  • Statistics available for conditions among the American Expeditionary Forces must be treated with great caution.

    Taboo and Genetics

    Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
  • Outfitted thus we might have been major generals or we might have been second lieutenants of the American Expeditionary Forces.

    The Glory of The Coming Irvin S. Cobb
  • The American Expeditionary Forces never had sufficient chaplains at any time for the work that was planned for them.

    A Jewish Chaplain in France Lee J. Levinger
  • That appears in their proportion in the combatant branches of the American Expeditionary Forces.

    A Jewish Chaplain in France Lee J. Levinger
  • In its zones of special activity the American Expeditionary Forces had their own great stations in addition.

    With the Doughboy in France

    Edward Hungerford
  • The goal toward which this production was aiming was the expected spring offensive of the American Expeditionary Forces in 1919.

  • The American Expeditionary Forces estimated that they would require 480 of these weapons.

  • Early in 1918 the American Expeditionary Forces advised us to redesign the 240-millimeter mortar to give it a stronger barrel.

  • These knives were sent abroad in large quantities to be used by the American Expeditionary Forces.

  • We produced the improved model in sufficient quantities to meet the requirements of the American Expeditionary Forces.

British Dictionary definitions for American Expeditionary Forces

American Expeditionary Forces

plural noun
1.
the troops sent to Europe by the US during World War I
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