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 re-organized as the 36th Engineer Combat Group. Thus the following occured:
- 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
36th Film Footage - courtesy of The National Archives - College Park, Maryland
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 - added 04-22-08
Situation Reports - June 1944 through December 1944 - added 04-22-08
Situation Reports - January 1945 - added 08-06-08
Situation Reports - February 1945 - added 06-08-08
Situation Reports - March 1945 - added 06-08-08
Situation Reports - April 1945 - added 06-08-08
Situation Reports - May 1945 - added 06-08-08
Additional records discovered by Marion
Landing Craft and Bases Amphibious Force Northwest African Waters - added 11-14-2014
36th and 540th in North Africa -added 11-14-2014
Operation Reports Southern France - Commander Task Group 80.2 - added 11-14-2014
2nd and 4th Beach Bns - regarding 36th and 540th - Invasion of Sicily - added 11-14-2014
Links and Documents
This I saw at Anzio - poem by Walter J Miller - added 03-27-12
Letter from Fort Bragg - Walter J Miller - added 03-27-12
Letter from Sgt Joseph Miller, Co D to his parents - Sent May 4, 1944 from the Anzio beachhead - added 01-27-12
List of places and events for 1945 - Bill Miller (document compiled by his son Jim) - added 12-21-11
Letter to Manuel Velez from Steve regarding 36th Eng Commmendations - added 12-21-11
Letter to Manuel Velez from John Ivancik - 1986 - added 12-21-11
36th Engineer Company C - Bivouacs - thanks to Sandy for providing this - aded 06-27-11
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 - added 07-12-06
Please note this is a LARGE Adobe PDF file, so it may take a while to download
36th Engineer Regiment Reenactors Blog - added 08-03-06
Beachhead News - Sunday, April 15, 1945 - added 09-15-06
Special thanks to Cecil Addy for the following record:
Congressional Record - Proceedings and Debates of the 79th Congress First Session
Ludendorff RR Bridge - added 08-14-07
36th Engineer Regiment - Wendell Fountain
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 Captain John Fallon. This is a letter from Brigadier General George W Gardes, to Mr. Jesse A Remington, Director of the Historical Section, Department of the Army.
The General is commenting on the book, Engineers in the War Against Germany (see our book section), and has added his perspective on Salerno. It's a very interesting read. Thanks John!
The Salerno Report - added 11-23-08
36th Engineer Battalion Association - Vietnam - added 07-05-09
36th Engineer Battalion - Home Page for Robert "Carl" Elmore - added 07-05-09
36th Engineer Re-enacting group - added 02-26-11
The 36th Engineers - post WWII
The 36th Engineer Brigade Home Page - added 04-29-07
The 14th Combat Engineer Battalion Association- added 11-30-09
14th Combat Engineer Battalion - Rugged - added 11-30-09
20th Engineer Brigade Reunion - Vietnam - added 07-05-09
19th Combat Engineer Battalion - Vietnam Association - added 11-30-09
19th Engineer Battalion - added 11-30-09