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      Attention New Registrants - Please take a moment to read the section on REGISTRATION. This will inform you regarding the entire process and hopefully answer all your questions. Too often I receive emails either asking why you can't post yet, or I why I haven't approved your membership?  Thank you for your time, M1
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      Happy Thanksgiving to all my peeps!   11/18/17

      Dear Peeps!  Just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. I am very grateful to all of you for helping me make this site such a wonderful resource for people all over the world. Could not have done it without your assistance. Much love to all, M1

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  2. 1053rd Engineer Port Construction and Repair Group

    Thanks for sharing, my father in law in in the graduation picture in Robert Raysback posting and your father is standing behind him to the right. My father in law also did ETO and the Philippines they obviously knew each other. Any information that you have about the 1053rd would be appreciated.
  3. 285th Engineers

    I know the only (as far as I know) living soldier of the battalion, he has a speech by LTC Gottschalk that he was going to let me borrow. Once I have a digital copy of it I'll be posting it to the 285th's website.
  4. 309th engineers, 84th Division

    Randy thank you so much for helping yet another new member. I have to admit I haven't been around as much as I should due to several reasons, including trying to make a deadline with my latest book. You are a treasure!
  5. Yesterday
  6. 163rd Engineers Website

    I hate, hate, hate when this happens. Within the last 12 months, I have seen dozens of sites go by the wayside. Breaks my heart. I am trying to get a grant to study this problem and find a way to preserve military sites. I can't tell you how many sites I've had to delete from my web.
  7. 292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)

    Always something interesting going on, on the forum. Bravo! Gary and Kent, always wonderful to hear from both of you. The Ike jacket is priceless! On an off note, just waiting for my proof copy, Gary. Should arrive any day now. If I am satisfied with cover and interior, then I give the company permission to release the last book in my trilogy. You bet I'm excited!!! Happy T-Day to all!
  8. 1053rd Engineer Port Construction and Repair Group

    Now that had to be a scary job. I would have to pass on that one! Lot of brave guys there! Thanks for posting this wonderful photograph!
  9. TM-12-235 Enlisted Personnel Discharge & Release from Active Duty (other than at Separation Centers) - a reference manual Found this GREAT document while helping someone with a research assignment.
  10. 87th Inf Div in Walsheim

    Hello, I am a private person from Walsheim saargebiet Germany, looking for our club images and movie recordings from entering the American armed forces in Walsheim 87. Infant.Div. ; December 1944 can you help me? Viele Grüße Peter Leiner ============ I wrote back saying this might be difficult and we talked back and forth a few times. He later wrote: Hello Marion, I found out that there is footage of the "Operation Nordwind" from the time Dec.1944-March 1945 from the region Nord-Elsass (lorraine), right next to my place Walsheim. Could you please inquire whether there is some material for this operation of Walsheim? Many Thanks. Peter I told him to contact the association to see if they could assist. http://87thinfantrydivision.com/
  11. Signed dollar bill from Paul McGee - 540th

    Karen sent this photo to me this week. Thought the forum would be a good place to put this, since I could also add her letter along with i. ...On another note, I sent to Luther Hanson of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum in Fort Lee, Virginia a photo that I found of my dad's of Company M, 8th QM Training Regiment in Fort Lee July 1942. The photo wasn't in great shape. He said he would try to "fix it" and hopefully get it into an exhibit in the museum. Don't know if it will ever happen, but I tried. Anyhow, I've attached a copy of the photo, perhaps it could be an addition to your web site? Again, it is not in the best of shape and might not be a candidate for uploading. Warm regards, Karen McGee Culler (daughter of Paul L. McGee)
  12. Many thanks to Karen Culler for sharing this with all of us. SAVING THE STORIES OF WWII VETERANS - From Ancestry.com Help us record the story of WWII, as told by the people who lived it. The memories of our veterans paint a more vivid picture than any history book. But with each year, as veterans pass on, their stories are lost, too. Together, we can change that. Send us a video, documenting their experiences of the war and preserve this history before it slips away. http://www.ancestry.com/cs/veterans?o_iid=82781&o_lid=82781&o_sch=Web+Property#submitSection
  13. Long overdue on this one... Dear Marion, Thank you for all your help with Little Minnesota in World War II, now on Amazon for pre-order and due for release September 2017. The book is a reality thanks to you and all the other contributors! All the best, Jill Johnson Little Minnesota in WWII
  14. 285th Engineers

    Received this email a while back... Rob Gottschalk said: Hi, my grandpa was the battalion commander, John Gottschalk. 37th Combat Engineers and 285th Combat Engineers. He was a LTC.
  15. Albert Kapsin - 608th Engineer

    Received this several months ago: ======================================================= While documenting our family, we found this photo of the 608th Engineers Light Equipment Co./2nd Platoon taken on October 21, 1944 in France. My wife's uncle, Albert Kapsin, is in the front row on the far right. He passed away July 3, 2012. The other photo was taken in Naples, Italy of the Maintenance Crew within the 302nd Ordnance Regiment (Base)/3rd Battalion (Maint.) Company K, about 1944. My dad, Harold Forester, is in the back row, fourth from the left. He passed away November 10, 1998. We have an 7-page copy of the 302nd's Roster of Enlisted Personnel at Camp Polk, LA. 1942. If you would like a electronic copy via email, please let us know and we will share. We really have no other way of doing so except us keying in all that information into Ancestry or Fold3. That's a lot of typing... James
  16. VI Corps Rest Center

    Marion, I was trying to find out a little more info on the 6th Corps Rest Center and I saw your posting regarding the pamphlet you purchased on Ebay. I have one too. At the end of the war my Dad was assigned temporary duty for a short period of time at the rest center. I’m not sure if you have seen pictures of the Excelsior Hotel but I have attached some copies of information cards about the hotel. Hopefully this will be like putting a name and a face together. I have some other copies of pamphlets if you would like to see them. Andy
  17. 1289th Combat Engineers

    Received this email and some files a few months ago. Am posting today... Hi Marion, I googled 128th Combat Engineers. My dad TEC/5 Ervin J. Lochowicz was I a member of the 1289th Combat Engineers. I saw CombatGirl grandfather was in the same unit and looking for information. My dad has a 37 point diary on the moves the unit made. My uncle Pfc. Eugene E. Lochowicz is MIA from WWII. He was in the 28th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division. I belong to the Yahoo group for the 8th and member of Fields of Honor. My uncle is posted in the Fields of Honor Database. Thanks Ken Dad Army Diary.pdf Ervin J. Lochowicz.pdf John_Howes_Imformation.pdf Pfc._Eugene_Lochowicz_search_history_2016.pdf Souvenir_Edition_Bilge.pdf
  18. 258th Engineers

    Received this message sent to me via the forum To Whom It May Concern: I came across a posting dated March 13, 2005 on your site from a Dean Zampelli asking about information on his father in WWII with the 258th Engineers. The name struck a chord with me and sure enough when I checked the WWII photos left to me by my father, I came across of one of my dad and a buddy he referred to as Zampelli. The photo was taken May 19, 1945 in Leage, Belgium. I would be honored to share the photo with Mr. Zampelli. My father was Dumas Rochelle (known as Rocky) and later served as a Vietnam veteran as did myself and my brother. Regards, John R...
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  20. 358th Engineers, Company "C"

    While the name of the site is VI Corps Combat Engineers (in honor of my father), nowhere on this forum (or main site) does it indicate that this is strictly for combat engineers. Anyone perusing my site will see dedication to and information regarding any type of engineer from WWII. Not only that, but we also keep data on units with ties to the engineers. It's all one big happy family. :-) It is interesting to note my data sheet on types of engineers from WWII.
  21. 358th Engineers, Company "C"

    Eric, Go back and refresh... it's my bad.. I changed the reply
  22. 358th Engineers, Company "C"

    Pthompson38, I apologize for causing confusion about the different units mentioned in this discussion. While this site is clearly concerned with the combat engineers, some of the links posted above by "Walt's Daughter" point to information about the 358th Engineer General Services Regiment. It is not a unit of the combat engineers. I am not sure which link you are referring to in your post above. I did not mention nor reference the combat engineers anywhere in my post. The photograph I included with my post is not linked from another source. It is a lower resolution scan (to keep the size down) from the original in my files. It was taken by my father of members of Company A of the 358th Engineer General Services Regiment while they were in England prior to D-Day engaged in building airfield infrastructure for the 8th Bomber Command. (I have their names and even the name of their dog! Check the lower right hand corner.) I read the following posted above... My father was in Company A of the 358th Engineer General Services Regiment in Europe. Not the combat engineers. I was just wondering if anyone had information on the 358th Engineer General Services Regiment that could enhance the history that I already have compiled from my father's photos and recollections and the records of the unit found in United States Army in World War II: The Technical Services, The Corps of Engineers: The War Against Germany by Alfred M. Beck, Abe Bortz, Charles W. Lynch, Lida Mayo, and Ralph F. Weld 1985 and the Unit History of the 1st Battalion 358th Engineer General Services Regiment by C. Hanburger Lt. Colonel, C. E. Commanding - 24 May 1945 and correspondence and reports of the company clerk S/Sgt. Russel F. Wampler during the movements of the 358th Engineer General Services Regiment from Antwerp into Germany in 1945. A google search led me to this site, perhaps this was the wrong place to seek information on a unit that is not the main concern of the site. I apologize again for confusing the issue.
  23. 358th Engineers, Company "C"

    @ Eric I need to get off this "smart phone" and post only from my computer. Obviously, I am not as smart as my phone. I found very little on the 358th when I was searching for them but what little was found indicated they stayed up to 2-3 miles behind the line. What do you have that shows your Dad was with the 358th? In my Brother in Laws case, be merely transferred to the 358th in November of 45 just to get back home faster. Are you going solely by his discharge papers?
  24. 358th Engineers, Company "C"

    I'm sorry everybody.... that post from 10/29 apparently did not "post" after all.... when I saw the new comment today, I clicked the link and started to reply. When I did, I found my post from 10/29 still sitting there.... sorry....
  25. 358th Engineers, Company "C"

    UPDATE TO THE "MYSTERY OF THE 358TH ENGINEERS" 10/29/2017 Well, finally got to the bottom of the mystery and as promised, I'm reporting the findings to close the question. It was as many had suspected... HAYWOOD WATERS did not transfer to the 358th Engineers until November 1945. The sole purpose of that transfer was to try and speed up the process so he could get back the States. Haywood Waters was an infantry soldier in the 99th ID, 395th IR, 1st Btn, Co. "C"... aka Known as "The Battle Babies"!!! Look it up on Google. They have an interesting beginning. I apologize to everyone that tried to help solve this mystery but it was all we had to go on and I do appreciate everyone's help very much. Unfortunately, Haywood Waters' service records did indeed burn in the Fire of 73 but Geoff was able to locate the real Regiment Haywood was with and produced 205 pages of morning reports. Some had Haywood Waters listed and others were pertaining to the Company unit itself and what it was doing. Geoff did a fantastic job and that's the 2nd time he has come through for me on things I couldn't unravel on my own. If you ever need a research professional, give Geoff a shot at helping you. His website is: GoldenArrow
  26. 358th Engineers, Company "C"

    Hello everyone! I came across this discussion recently and thought I would toss in a few cents worth on the 358th Engineer General Services Regiment. My Father was in Company A of the 358th during WW2. I have been trying to piece together information on the unit as well. One of the difficulties was that they seemed to be spread out over an area and different detachments worked on different projects. They moved a lot trying to keep up with the advances of the supply lines through France and Dad was not sure about what towns or places they had all been. He liked to remind me that it wasn't a "tour" where they told you exactly what little town you were near all the time. The places he was very sure about was Antwerp. His citation from the City of Antwerp hung on the wall in our hallway the whole time I was growing up. It was the only item from the war that dad displayed. (He also cussed Werner Von Braun every time he saw him on television during the "space race" too!) Dad took pictures while he was in Europe so I have some of them that I would share as well. I would also appreciate any information.
  27. Our River - help needed

    Ah okay, you're already in touch with the most knowledgable guy there. I am glad to read he was your guide
  28. 1053rd Engineer Port Construction and Repair Group

    My father was a diver for the 1053rd. Did the the ETO and wound up in the Philippians at war's end. Second from left, bottom row, Mike Sokoloff.
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