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  2. RoxieC

    358th Engineers

    Hi Everyone! I am undertaking some family research and was hoping someone might have some information regarding the 358th Engineers, and their movements throughout WWII? My grandmother was courting with a 1st Lieutenant, based in the US Army and together they had a daughter. The child was put up for adoption and the Lieutenant disappeared in the beginning of 1945. My grandmother went on to marry another man and have 4 more daughters. We are trying to trace the Lieutenant, and based on advice from this site (before i joined as a member), i have written to the Archives in St Louis, hoping they may be able to help me further. I was wondering whether anyone is able to help with the movements of the 358th Engineers, and shed some more light on their involvement in the war, where they were based, ANY information would be greatly received. I have also discovered someone who meets all the criteria, even name and rank, on findagrave.com, however don't want to get my hopes up on it being the same person until i hear back from the archiving place. (i sent a letter 2 weeks ago). If anyone has any questions, I will help as much as i can! Many thanks in advance to anyone with information. Roxie (28, Oxfordshire)
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  4. Walt's Daughter

    V-Mail Newsletters - WWII Museum

    Winter 2019 Winter_2019.pdf
  5. Walt's Daughter

    Devilbiss High School Heroes - Summer 2018

    November 2019 DeVilbiss High School Heroes Nov 2019.pdf
  6. Walt's Daughter

    Info on Julius G Wolfe - 149th Engineer

    Welcome Stormie. It's so satisfying to see this post come full circle. That's what I love about this forum. It's wonderful to see people from all over the world, coming together and reconnecting the dots. Much love to you and your family. Marion
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  8. Stormie Miller

    Info on Julius G Wolfe - 149th Engineer

    Hello! I know that I'm late to the party here as this was originally posted back in 2013. But, I wanted to let you know that we are the family of Julius G. Wolfe. Julius (who went by Glen to all those who knew him) was my husband's great uncle. Thank you so much for the kindness and the respect you pay to Glen in adopting his grave at the cemetery. Glen was from Liberal MO and his family still speaks of him often to this day. He was well loved and the impact of his loss has never fully healed. I recently began searching for more information about what happened to Glen and his unit on D-Day. In my search I came across this posting and wanted to let you know how much it means to his family that you cared for his final resting place. Thank you for your care and respect, it is incredibly appreciated. Stormie
  9. Unfortunately, I don't personally have any other info at the present. I would strongly urge you to contact the Army Corps of Engineers in VA, or to contact NARA in Maryland, who have archived records on army units. Please see my post in the RESEARCH section. Keep me posted.
  10. CaptO

    247th USACE

    Very interesting. You are right that I have never seen a partially burned document from the fire (such a tragedy). It makes sense, I guess - the fire had to stop somewhere. It looks like maybe one side of a box caught fire and it was put out before it could consume the whole box. Wow, that's lucky for you! https://stevenwarran.blogspot.com/2014/07/fire-at-military-personnel-records.html
  11. Has anyone been able to find any further information on the 61st Engineer Combat Battalion. I am doing some research with my 98yr old grandfather who was in this Battalion (Company 'B ). Looking for any information that is available. All I have is the Combat log that somone previously posted. Thanks again.
  12. Walt's Daughter

    247th USACE

    Welcome to the forum and Happy New Year. Glad to have you here.
  13. Chris J LaBoda

    247th USACE

    My father, John A LaBoda was in the 247th Company B. He very rarely spoke about the war. He did mention the pillboxes, fighting in hedgerows and the time they poured gas down the ventilation shafts. It was interesting to read the same story on Faces Beyond The Graves. http://www.facesbeyondthegraves.com/pagina78.html Here is something you don't see often. This is his DD214 that barely survived the 1973 fire at The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). This is the copy that they sent to me
  14. Wishing you a very happy and healthy new year!
  15. An interview with my friend Filip from Belgium
  16. Farewell, sir. Thank you for your service!
  17. CaptO

    The Korean War Project - Is this Goodbye?

    It's a great, fun city. Getting around as someone who doesn't speak English is pretty easy. Do the DMZ tour - it's something you must see!
  18. Posted by Linda Cautaert on FB. Rest in Peace, my veteran friend John McAuliffe (6 Oct. 1923 - 9 Dec. 2019) John was one of our own. He will greatly missed. Spoke with him on the phone, last year. Was always good to hear from him. Rest in peace dear friend.'
  19. Walt's Daughter

    The Korean War Project - Is this Goodbye?

    Love your photos, as always. Kai-Ann, Jessica and I want to go to Seoul someday.
  20. Walt's Daughter

    247th Combat Engineers Company A

    Good luck with your surgery, and thanks for posting the info on your grandfather.
  21. Walt's Daughter

    Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2019

    Thanks for sharing that, Todd! Wishing you and your family all the best. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
  22. My hypothesis: http://bit.ly/2kuNrkJ. If you have more information about it I will be grateful if you want to share it.
  23. My grandfather, PFC Wendell W. Townsend, served with the 247th Combat Engineers and was in Company A. I have very little information because he passed away at the age of 47 & I was only 18 months old.  I have everything of his that he had from WWII, which includes a couple of maps, his DD-214, a Red Cross letter informing him of his mother’s death & a company roster. Does anyone on the forum have a family member who served with the 247th, Company A? I am currently in Germany for surgery and we are planning to drive to Jülich where the 247th completed bridge construction for crossing the Roer River. I’ve attached a few pictures (not great quality because I had the maps framed when my dad gave them to me).
  24. Rebecca

    247th Engineers

    My grandfather, PFC Wendell W. Townsend, served with the 247th Combat Engineers and was in Company A. I have very little information because he passed away at the age of 47 & I was only 18 months old. I have everything of his that he had from WWII, which includes a couple of maps, his DD-214, a Red Cross letter informing him of his mother’s death & a company roster. I am currently in Germany for surgery and we are planning to drive to Jülich where the 247th completed bridge construction for crossing the Roer River. I’ve attached a few pictures (not great quality because I had the maps framed when my dad gave them to me).
  25. Quick post about something I saw today: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-proclamation-national-pearl-harbor-remembrance-day-2019/ Presidential Proclamation on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2019 Issued on: December 6, 2019 Seventy-eight years ago today, the course of our Nation’s history was forever altered by the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii. On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we solemnly remember the tragic events of that morning and honor those who perished in defense of our Nation that day and in the ensuing 4 years of war. Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, airplanes launched from the Empire of Japan’s aircraft carriers dropped bombs and torpedoes from the sky, attacking our ships moored at Naval Station Pearl Harbor and other military assets around Oahu. Following this swift assault, the United States Pacific Fleet and most of the Army and Marine airfields on the island were left decimated. Most tragically, 2,335 American service members and 68 civilians were killed, marking that fateful day as one of the deadliest in our Nation’s history. Despite the shock of the attack, American service members at Pearl Harbor fought back with extraordinary courage and resilience. Sprinting through a hailstorm of lead, pilots rushed to the few remaining planes and took to the skies to fend off the incoming Japanese attackers. Soldiers on the ground fired nearly 300,000 rounds of ammunition and fearlessly rushed to the aid of their wounded brothers in arms. As a solemn testament to the heroism that abounded that day, 15 American servicemen were awarded the Medal of Honor — 10 of which were awarded posthumously. In one remarkable act of bravery, Doris “Dorie” Miller, a steward aboard the USS West Virginia, manned a machine gun and successfully shot down multiple Japanese aircraft despite not having been trained to use the weapon. For his valor, Miller was awarded the Navy Cross and was the first African-American recognized with this honor. In the wake of this heinous attack, the United States was left stunned and wounded. Yet the dauntless resolve of the American people remained unwavering and unbreakable. In his address to the Congress the following day, broadcast to the Nation over radio, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt assured us that “[w]ith confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph.” In the days, months, and years that followed, the full might of the American people, industry, and military was brought to bear on our enemies. Across the Atlantic and Pacific, 16 million American servicemen and women fought to victory, making the world safe for freedom and democracy once again. More than 400,000 of these brave men and women never returned home, giving their last full measure of devotion for our Nation. While nearly eight decades have passed since the last sounds of battle rang out over Pearl Harbor, we will never forget the immeasurable sacrifices these courageous men and women made so that we may live today in peace and prosperity. We continue to be inspired by the proud legacy left by the brave patriots of the Greatest Generation who served in every capacity during World War II, from keeping factories operating on the home front to fighting on the battlefields in Europe, North Africa, and the South Pacific. Their incredible heroism, dedication to duty, and love of country continue to embolden our drive to create a better world and galvanize freedom-loving people everywhere under a common cause. On this day, we resolve forever to keep the memory of the heroes of Pearl Harbor alive as a testament to the tremendous sacrifices they made in defense of freedom and all that we hold dear. The Congress, by Public Law 103-308, as amended, has designated December 7 of each year as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 7, 2019, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. I encourage all Americans to observe this solemn day of remembrance and to honor our military, past and present, with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I urge all Federal agencies and interested organizations, groups, and individuals to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff in honor of those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth. DONALD J. TRUMP
  26. CaptO

    The Korean War Project - Is this Goodbye?

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/e4aCdjbswks6tpcn6 Pictures from my 2014 trip to Seoul and the DMZ
  27. Walt's Daughter

    The Korean War Project - Is this Goodbye?

    Pleased to note that the Korean War website is still viable.
  28. Walt's Daughter

    Devilbiss High School Heroes - Summer 2018

    Sept 2019 DeVilbiss High School Heroes Sept 2019.pdf
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