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  2. Walt's Daughter

    XIX Corps Engineers

    Thank you Frank!
  3. Frank Gubbels

    XIX Corps Engineers

    Really interesting article for me as the 30th ID was a part of the XIX corps. Someone in this area created tis website about them: http://www.xixcorps.nl/
  4. Walt's Daughter

    41st Engineer Regiment.

    Marcia sent me this "so far" jeep photo!
  5. Was sent this link to this short clip on mining and combat engineers https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=sSDju_1524477875 - Clearing German Mines and Booby Traps
  6. Walt's Daughter

    313th Engineers

    1st LT C. F. CURRIDEN Below is the DUI - Distinguished Unit Insignia for the 313th
  7. Walt's Daughter

    313th Engineers

    There is a book available. Go to this site and type in your area to see where a copy of the book is located nearest you. Even better, just found this little gem. It's in PDF form. History - 313th Engineer Battalion! It's downloadable!
  8. Walt's Daughter

    313th Engineers

    Apologies to all. I was looking up info for someone new, and discovered that most of the links for this topic are no longer viable as of April 2018. I shall do more hunting and see what I can discover. What a rotten shame!
  9. Walt's Daughter

    41st Engineer Regiment.

    Right now my friend Jeff stated and is recommending the following: And I concur. I think the safest bet at the moment is to leave enough room before the 41 E B-1, so that if one of us discovers that the 41st fell under the jurisdiction of and army/corps, there would be enough room to add that information to the front bumper.
  10. Richard

    41st Engineer Regiment.

    Thank you so much.
  11. Walt's Daughter

    41st Engineer Regiment.

    I have a group of re-enactors looking into this, this week.
  12. Walt's Daughter

    Interesting Articles

    So many wonderful discoveries as of late!
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  14. buk2112

    Interesting Articles

    WWII wreck USS Helena discovered by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's crew By James Rogers | Fox News The USS Helena is the latest wreck to be discovered by Paul Allen's expedition team (Navigea Ltd, R/V Petrel) A team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has found the wreck of the USS Helena in the Pacific, almost 75 years after it was sunk by Japanese torpedoes. The World War II wreck was recently located off the Solomon Islands by crew aboard the Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel, according to a statement. The St. Louis-class cruiser was sunk by three Japanese torpedoes during the Battle of Kula Gulf in July 1943. In all, more than 730 of the Helena's crew of 900 survived the sinking. WRECK OF THE USS JUNEAU, FAMOUS FOR THE DEATHS OF THE 5 SULLIVAN BROTHERS, DISCOVERED IN PACIFIC The USS Helena was located on March 23, 2018 (Navigea Ltd, R/V Petrel) The wreckage of the Helena was found March 23, 2018, about a half mile (860 meters) below the surface of the New Georgia Sound. The team identified the light cruiser by the number 50 on its side and by comparing the wreck to the USS Helena's schematics. Expeditions led by Allen have discovered a host of historic military shipwrecks, such as the USS Lexington, which was located last month, 76 years after it was lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea. Shortly after finding the Lexington, Allen’s team found the wreck of the USS Juneau, which was sunk by a Japanese torpedo and lost 687 sailors in 1942. Last year, Allen’s crew found the long-lost wreck of the USS Indianapolis in the Philippine Sea. The sinking of the Indianapolis, which delivered the Hiroshima bomb in 1945 and is mentioned in the movie "Jaws," resulted in the greatest single loss of life at sea in the U.S. Navy’s history. Of 1,196 crew aboard the heavy cruiser, only 317 survived. HUGE WORLD WAR II SHIPWRECK RAISED FROM THE DEPTHS IN MASSIVE SALVAGE OPERATION The USS Helena is the latest wreck to be discovered by Paul Allen's expedition team (Navigea Ltd, R/V Petrel) Naval personnel in Sri Lanka recently raised a massive World War II shipwreck from the bottom of a harbor 75 years after the British merchant vessel was sunk following an attack by Japanese forces. The Associated Press and Fox News’ Christopher Carbone contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers
  15. Walt's Daughter

    XIX Corps Engineers

    https://www.eucmh.be/2017/07/26/xix-corps-engineers-european-theater-operations-1944-1945/
  16. Walt's Daughter

    157th combat engineers

    Thank you Eileen O'Neil for the Co B morning reports! :-)
  17. Walt's Daughter

    Howdy from the UK

    More on the 505th Light Ponton Co.
  18. Walt's Daughter

    1111th Engineer Combat Group

    https://www.eucmh.be/2016/12/24/51-ecb-battle-of-the-bulge-dec-1944-jan-1945/ - This is regarding the 51st
  19. Walt's Daughter

    Remembering Bryl G. Bowman

    Randy this is wonderful news. Thank you for being an integral part of this venture. Sad that it took so long to make it happen, but this labor of love now has something to show for it. Here's to Bryl. May he rest in peace.
  20. S2C Bryl G. Bowman Hello everyone. I have been wanting to tell this story for sometime now but kept putting it off, hopefully I can give it the justice it deserves. The niece and next of kin of this sailor, Bryl G. Bowman, is a long time friend of my mother's. Over a year ago she began telling my mother about her uncle who was "Missing In Action" and how sad she felt that the family, for reasons she does not know, never had any kind of memorial service or memorial marker placed for him. "It just isn't right that a man loses his life for his country and there is nothing to remember him by or to show for it" she said. She wanted to explore the possibility of getting a memorial marker for her uncle even though it had been so many years ago. When I had heard about all of this I really wanted to see her follow through with it, and I thought that I could help her make it happen. She let me run with it. We first explored what her options were as far as placement of the marker whether it be in a private, state, or federal veteran's cemetery and what was involved in each. After weighing her choices she decided on the Missouri State Veteran's Cemetery at Jacksonville, Missouri. I don't believe she could have made a better selection. Jacksonville is one of the newest and in my opinion one of the most attractive veteran's cemeteries in the state. I contacted Jacksonville back in November to find out what documentation they would need to get the process started. I was told they would require a "Casualty Report" from his OMPF file at the NPRC in St. Louis. Since I have experience researching records there I went in person to copy the needed document as well as his complete service file instead of waiting for it to be sent by mail, no telling how long that would have taken. Before I finish up the story, here is some background information about her uncle. Bryl Gay Bowman was born in Ewing, Lewis County, Missouri on February 25, 1924. He, his mother, and his siblings eventually left Missouri for California around the middle of the 1930's. Bryl was eager to serve in the Navy , he enlisted on February 28,1941 at Los Angeles after he had reached the minimum required age of 17 with parental consent. After his training he was promoted to the rank of Seaman Second Class and was assigned his permanent duty station aboard the USS Houston, joining the ship on September 14, 1941 at Manila. The Northampton-class cruiser USS Houston was the flagship of the Asiatic fleet, part of a multinational force referred to as "ABDA" (American,British,Dutch,Australian). The ABDA fleet fought in the very first naval engagements with the Japanese after the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. The Battle of Makassar Strait, Timor Convoy, Battle of the Java Sea, and Battle of the Sunda Strait are to her credits, with all of these engagements taking place in the month of February 1942. The Battle of the Sunda Strait took place just before midnight on February 28, 1942. The USS Houston and her Australian sister ship, The HMAS Perth, came face to face with an entire Japanese invasion force about to strike the island of Java. The two courageous ships engaged the far numerically superior Japanese force . The ill fated pair was credited with sinking 9 Japanese vessels, they had sold their lives dearly, but sadly both were sunk within the day's first hour of March 1, 1942. Of the 1,061 serviceman aboard the USS Houston, 693 perished including her uncle Bryl, his remains were never recovered. To continue on, her labor of love for her uncle will come to fruition tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. April 13, 2018 at the Missouri State Veteran"s Cemetery located in Jacksonville, Missouri. A memorial service will be held there for S2C Bryl G. Bowman with full military honors to follow, honored at last, well done Bonnie ! My American Legion Post #113 and our V.F.W Post #6276 brothers will have the privilege to fire the honor guard salute for the service. After the service is over a memorial marker will be ordered for him and placed in Section A which is located just inside the cemetery's front gate. I will follow up this post with pictures from tomorrows service as well as pics of the marker after it is placed. Till then, take care everyone! Randy
  21. Walt's Daughter

    Holocaust Fading from Memory

    Holocaust Fading from Memory - New York Times
  22. Walt's Daughter

    667th Engineer Topographic Co

    Lineage And Honors Information Looks like they had a hand in printed many books in Europe including a book I have regarding my dad's unit called, The 540th Regiment in France - George W Marvin, Commanding. I received a copy of this book years ago from the Engineer Office of History. Guess there is also a book on the history of the 667th - but it would be difficult to locate. Bruno Caneva - a history This link shows they were attached to the 244th for a period of time (9th Army) The following link is a book on the 9th Army and again, shows the 667th listed
  23. Walt's Daughter

    667th Engineer Topographic Co

    A Mapmaker From New York: Harold Packman
  24. Walt's Daughter

    667th Engineer Topographic Co

    My friend Ronald Stassen sent me these images. Doing some research this morning. There were attached to the Third Army.
  25. Richard

    41st Engineer Regiment.

    Thank you. I hope so too. Thank you for all your help. Richards daughter.
  26. Walt's Daughter

    41st Engineer Regiment.

    Hope peeps can give you even more info that I could provide. Wishing you luck! :-)
  27. Richard

    41st Engineer Regiment.

    My dad was a Captain in the 41st engineer GS Regiment and was in Liberia June 1942, North Africa and Corsica. He returned to USA Ft Belvoir April 1944. He was in company B. While in Liberia his company built a fort, barracks, warehouses, water systems, sewage disposal, roads, bridges and completed Roberts Field. Dad had a Jeep while in Africa Dad passed away July 31, 2017 at 98 years old. My mom is 97 and is still living and amazingly healthy. Now for my question I need help with. My husband owns a 1942 Ford Jeep he is restoring. In honor of my dad he would like to put the appropriate ID on the bumper of the Jeep that would be from Liberia when dad was there. I do not know anything more than 41st engineers company B. Dad was a white officer in an all black unit. Any help would be greatly appreciated. We would like to get the ID correct.
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