US Army Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.) of World War One memorial

Dedicated to the US Army Expeditionary Forces(A.E.F.)of World War One, at St. Nazaire, France, their landing place April, 1917.

A.E.F. Memorial in St. Nazaire Harbor.

With outstreached arms and a sword in his hand, a doughboy stands on the back of a giant eagle that has just landed.

It was designed by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Sculptress, with Studio in New York City.


The monument was destroyed by the Nazis during their occupation of France in 1940.

St. Nazaire became an important Nazi Submarine Base in WW-II
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