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  2. Hello, I have a question regarding one of the favorite songs that is listed in the pdf booklet on the 1284th Combat Engineer's booklet: http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/docs/1284th%20Engineers/1284th%20Book.pdf I'm asking because there was a question on a reddit subreddit about a song someone's grandfather sang, which is very similar to the song on page 12 of the above booklet. The song is called 'Elsie'. Does anyone with family members that belonged to this Company know the origin of this song? One theory is that the song was inspired by the Alabama folk song 'Merry Girl' as this Company had members from almost every state, including Alabama and the lyrics are very similar. The Company B song appears to be (to put it politely) about a woman with not the best reputation while the folk song is sung from a totally different perspective, but there are many similarities. Thanks to anyone with info on this. I'm going to crosspost this to one of the other forums, perhaps the WWII tunes forum, if that is allowed. Procyon2014
  3. Michael McBride

    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    I have crossed the numbers on my photo to the numbers on the photo here. I noticed that there is a couple of people that were previously identified that are identified differently on my list.
  4. Walt's Daughter

    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    Neat story. Thanks for sharing some of your childhood memories.
  5. mikel

    282nd Engineers

    I received a request and am also pointing them here. This is a great read about the 282nd: https://donmooreswartales.com/2015/12/18/otto-brauer/ m
  6. Michael McBride

    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    I am from Watertown,TN and that is another part of my connection. My mother and father meet when he was here on maneuvers and stayed in touch. Sometime after his return they got married and had 6 kids of which I am #2. We lived in Baltimore till his passing and moved back to Watertown. We lived on the edge of town and across the street was woods. I spent most of my childhood in those woods and there was 2 very large Oak trees that were covered with carvings from the troops. They must have been camped there. The trees are gone now and the field is covered with houses. The only thing I remember that was carved was "KILROY WAS HERE" but there was a lot of initials.
  7. Walt's Daughter

    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    The "c" stands for combat and the B.N. stands for battalion! :-)
  8. glen blasingim

    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    I am not new and still not so sure what I am doing either. We would love to see the names, scan them and post them here. January 13,1944 must have been when they finished Tennessee maneuvers and had just arrived at Fort Rucker. Dad was from Tennessee and said that Tennessee had the "coldest winter in a 100 years" while the 160th was on maneuvers. I remember him telling me that he was glad to get to a warmer Fort Rucker.
  9. Some one is selling their history book for a reasonable price: https://www.ebay.com/itm/245-Engineer-Combat-Battalion-Its-History-and-Achievements-1943-1945-WWII/401817815797?hash=item5d8e354af5:g:M9IAAOSwnVBdLd3C
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  11. Hi:  Received the following message this week. Please get in touch with him. This is wonderful news. So glad to hear that George is still with us. Marion

     

    Chris ( drchrishuffman@aol.com ) said:

    Hi,

    I'm trying to get in touch with user: vette97.  In around 2011 he posted an article/interview transcript about his meetings/interviews with WWII vet George Jackson (101st Airborne).  I'm a volunteer with a WWII Roundtable group and we're going to have George Jackson as our speaker in September.  I was wondering if vette97 would give us permission to use the photos he attached to his article about George: the "double picture" that shows George in the same stance holding an M1 Garand rifle: in one pic during WWII and in one pic in around 2011.  Does vette97 mind if we use that photo on our website advertisement for George Jackson's speaking engagement with us, and to send to local area newspapers for possible inclusion in an article about his upcoming talk?  Or are those photos copyrighted and we can't use those?

    Chris

  12. Walt's Daughter

    Anniversary of Operation Dragoon - Aug 15, 1944

    https://www.facebook.com/WWIIMemorialFriends/videos/509948049548510/
  13. Michael McBride

    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    After comparing the ones that are identified in your photo to the ones in my photo the numbers on my photo run left to right starting in first row. At the top a small corner is torn off and there was something written there on the back I think was B CO after that is " 160 ENGR (c) B. N. January 13 1944 Camp Rucker Alabama " . I don't know what the (c) B. N. means if anyone can help.The list then lists 1 - 60 with rank, last name, and Platoon. Should I post them on here? I am new so not sure what I am doing.
  14. Walt's Daughter

    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    All this makes me
  15. glen blasingim

    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    Marion, thanks for the help again. It was great to hear from Michael. I would love to hear anything he can share about his Dad, Combat Engineers, or the 160th.
  16. glen blasingim

    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    Michael, it is good to hear from you. We are so glad to know that your Dad, Private Kenneth C. McBride is in this picture and now has his name with his face. My Dad has passed also and probably knew yours. I can't imagine how difficult it was to lose your Dad at such an early age. Thank you for your Dad's service and sacrifice. We are always interested in what he did and where he went in Europe and other places, we want to always remember what was done for us and why we have the freedoms we have today. Be sure to pass his memory along to all the youngsters in your family. Write down what you remember being told and save the keepsakes for someone. My posts have several B company photographs, do you or anyone else recognize your Dad in any other photographs? We are interested in anything you can share about your Dad. Thanks. Glen Blasingim
  17. Jesus Carrasco

    87th Inf Div in Walsheim

    You're welcome
  18. Walt's Daughter

    Anniversary of Operation Dragoon - Aug 15, 1944

    Hard to believe, but I had never seen this footage before.
  19. Walt's Daughter

    87th Inf Div in Walsheim

    Welcome to our forum. Good luck with your search.
  20. Walt's Daughter

    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    Welcome to our forum. Wonderful to see yet another person identified in this photo.
  21. Operation Dragoon! Here's to dad and all his buddies who were there!
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  23. Michael McBride

    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    My Father is #56 in this photo. Private Kenneth McBride Baltimore, MD. I have this same photo and it has numbers on the back with rank and last name up to number 60 but does not tell how the numbers run.
  24. Michael McBride

    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    My Father Kenneth McBride was in the 160th Co B I have the same photo of Co B that I saw on here. He is #56 in the photo. I;m glad to fing some info as he passed away in 1960 when I was 7 yr old. The only info I have is the photo, the burial record and his Medals. He was wounded somewhere in Europe and lost his arm at the shoulder. If anyone has any info I would be very interested.
  25. Jesus Carrasco

    87th Inf Div in Walsheim

    Hi I am looking for any MP. unite in or around Wurzburg Germany 1947-1948. Hope for any information Jesus
  26. Farewell to another WWII Vet - well deserving of the accolades earned in defense against tyranny. Take your rest, sir. We have the watch. . .
  27. One of our very own, Brian Guy - 246 Field Company Royal Engineers, has passed. He not only took part in our forum, beginning in 2004, but shared his story on our main site. Now you've joined a large group of sappers in the sky! Farewell my English friend. M1
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