49th COMBAT ENGINEER REGIMENT (WWII)

UNIT HISTORY

 

ACTIVATED:                          Camp Carson, Colorado

DATE ACTIVATED:               August 25, 1942

 

REDESIGNATED:                  Headquarters & Headquarters Company (HHC) 1110th Engineer Combat Group

                                                1st Battalion redesignated 49th Engineer Combat Battalion

                                                2nd Battalion redesignated 237th Engineer Combat Battalion

REDESIGNATION DATE:     April 1, 1943

 

49th ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION

DEPARTED:                            Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA

DEPARTURE DATE:  November 13, 1943

ARRIVED:                               North Africa

ARRIVAL DATE:                    December 3, 1943

 

DEPARTED:                            North Africa

DEPARTURE DATE: 

ARRIVED:                               England

ARRIVAL DATE:                    January 20, 1944

 

DEPARTED:                            England

DEPARTURE DATE: 

ARRIVED:                               Normandy, France

ARRIVAL DATE:                    June 6, 1944 (D-Day)

 

DEPARTED:                           

DEPARTURE DATE: 

ARRIVED:                               New York, USA

ARRIVAL DATE:                    November 25, 1945

 

CAMPAIGNS:                        Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace (Battle of the Bulge), Central Europe (Battle of Bulge fought 12/16 12/27/1944)

 

UTAH BEACH 4th Infantry Division, US VII Corps, Bradley First Army

4th ID, 9th ID, 79th ID, VII Corps, 29th ID, 50th ID,

 

American order of battle for Normandy June-August 1944

1106th Engineer Group Major Herschel E. Linn

        (49th, 237th, 299th Engineers)