36th Combat Engineers - 2826th, 2827th & 2828th Bns
36th Engineer Combat Regiment
- Algiers & Fedela North Africa
- Licata Sicily
- Anzio Italy
- Cavaliere Southern France
Campaign Map provided by MAJ Mitchell McCann and SSG Jose Nieves, 36th Engineer Brigade Geospatial Team (8MB file).
- Southern France
- Central Europe
The unit was activated at Plattsburgh Barracks New York, 1 June 1941, with two battalions. In September 1942, a battalion from the 540th Engineer Combat Regiment was disbanded and became the 36th's 3rd battalion. The 36th continued to work as a three battalion unit throughout the war.
In February 1945, the 36th Engineer Combat Regiment was reorganized as the 36th Engineer Combat Group. Thus the following occurred:
- 1st Bn became the 2826th Bn
- 2nd Bn became the 2827th Bn
- 3rd Bn became the 2828th Bn
The 36th Engineer Combat Regiment, Co H was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation.
Commendation - issued January 1989
Commendation - 36th Engineers - (There is a typo on this army document. It shoud state 2828th, not 288th.) Special thanks to Cecil Addy for this record.
Letter from General Lucian Truscott - Special thanks to Ed Pittarelli for this record
Sitreps - National Archives (NARA) - College Park, Maryland
The following archived reports were kindly provided by Captain John Fallon, who acquired these and had them converted to PDF files for our site. Thanks a million!
Note: These are large PDF files, so depending on your connection speed...
Situation Reports - December 1943 through May 1944
Situation Reports - June 1944 through December 1944
Situation Reports - January 1945
Situation Reports - February 1945
Situation Reports - March 1945
Situation Reports - April 1945
Situation Reports - May 1945
Additional records discovered by Marion
Landing Craft and Bases Amphibious Force Northwest African Waters
36th and 540th in North Africa
Operation Reports Southern France - Commander Task Group 80.2
2nd and 4th Beach Bns - regarding 36th and 540th - Invasion of Sicily
Links and Documents
This I saw at Anzio - poem by Walter Miller
Letter from Fort Bragg - Walter Miller
Letter from Sgt Joseph Walter Miller, Co D to his parents - Sent May 4, 1944 from the Anzio beachhead
List of places and events for 1945 - Bill Miller
(document compiled by his son Jim)
Letter to Manuel Velez from Steve regarding 36th Eng Commmendations
Letter to Manuel Velez from John Ivancik - 1986
36th Engineer Company C - Bivouacs
- thanks to Sandy for providing this
A Brief History of the 36th Combat Engineers - by John T Fallon
36th Combat Engineers Are Rugged - by John T Fallon
Vivid Memories of Anthony Stefanelli - newspaper article printed June 9, 1994
History of the 36th - from the Adjutant General's Office
36th Engineer Regiment Reenactors Blog
Beachhead News - Sunday, April 15, 1945
Special thanks to Cecil Addy for the following record:
Congressional Record - Proceedings and Debates of the 79th Congress First Session
Ludendorff RR Bridge
36th Engineer Regiment - Wendell Fountain - update May 2015 - seems this link is no longer viable. Will look for another copy...
The following documents mention the 36th Engineers January 1945 - added 11-07-07
70th Infantry Div - 274th Infantry Documents
70th Infantry Div - 275th Infantry Documents
The Battle for Alsace
Many thanks to Carl Furtado for lending me the following book!
36th Engineers (Combat) - Fort Bragg 1942 - added 06-26-08
36th Engineers (Combat) - Fort Bragg 1942 - Part 2
36th's Fort Bragg Newsletter - September 20, 1942 - mentions 540th!
Received the following document from Art Cook. This is an interview with Brigadier General George W Gardes and Lt Colonel Chubbuck, conducted by Dr Shotwell.
Here is Art's letter to me
The Salerno Report - added 11-23-08
36th Engineer Re-enacting group - added 02-26-11
The 36th Engineers - post WWII
36th Engineer Battalion - Home Page for Robert "Carl" Elmore - added 07-05-09
36th Engineer Battalion Association - Vietnam - added 07-05-09
The 36th Engineer Brigade Home Page - added 04-29-07
20th Engineer Brigade Reunion - Vietnam - added 07-05-09
19th Combat Engineer Battalion - Vietnam Association - added 11-30-09