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attached here there are the extract from Engineer History 5th Army related to the 19th Engineer Combat Group.
- Engineer history - 5thArmy - Med Theater_Vol-1-Sec3 related to Volturno river until May 11, 1944
- Engineer history - 5thArmy - Med Theater_Vol-2-Sec6 - Arno river to winter 1944-45
- Engineer history - 5thArmy - Med Theater_Vol-2-Sec8 - The Po river campaign
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Andrea -- Thanks for the response. His separation papers said he was with the 19th Engr Regt. that landed in Northern Ireland, then was in Algeria, Tunisia, Sicily and Rome-Arno campaigns. I did some research on the 19th , but some documents said this was like an umbrella regiment that supplied engineers to many units. So your tip on the Transportation Corps is very helpful. His wife said he didn't talk much about his war experience but he did say he built bridges.
The patch seems the one of the Transportation Corps with the winged wheel. Please, check if in your papers there are some reference to the 19th Engineer Combat Group. It was formed by the 401st Engineer Combat Battalion and the 402nd Engineer Combat Battalion. I can retrieve some other info about this unit. Let me know.
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I have a new question for the members of this forum.
Someone have information about the presence of the Military Railway Service in Florence after the liberation of the city in August '44?
Some information reteived in surfing on th web say that the 701st Railway Grand Division and the 715th railway operating battalion stationed in Florence from the end of '44 to at least May '45.Edited by angatti
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