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    Hi! My name is Kim

    Kim, There was a book written about the 125th Armored Engineer Battalion right after the war. Wallace, Franklin, History, 125th Armored Engineer Battalion, Camp Shanks, New York, to V-E Day Inclusive Diessen: Jose C. Huber, 1945 96 Pages. You should be able to inter-library loan the book. If not send me an email at troy.morgan@us.army.mil Troy
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    Pfc Junior Van Noy - MOH recipient

    Don't forget about PFC Wallace WALLACE, HERMAN C. Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company B, 301st Engineer Combat Battalion, 76th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Prumzurley, Germany, 27 February 1945. Entered service at: Lubbock, Tex. Birth: Marlow, Okla. G.O. No.: 92, 25 October 1945. Citation: He displayed conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity. While helping clear enemy mines from a road, he stepped on a well-concealed S-type antipersonnel mine. Hearing the characteristic noise indicating that the mine had been activated and, if he stepped aside, would be thrown upward to explode above ground and spray the area with fragments, surely killing 2 comrades directly behind him and endangering other members of his squad, he deliberately placed his other foot on the mine even though his best chance for survival was to fall prone. Pvt. Wallace was killed when the charge detonated, but his supreme heroism at the cost of his life confined the blast to the ground and his own body and saved his fellow soldiers from death or injury.
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    Engineer Posters

    The Library of Congress has four WW1 Engineer posters online digitally. The Universities of Oregon and Washington also have about 1/2 a dozen from the Spruce Production Division. The SPD was officially a Signal Corps unit, but in mission and MOS's assigned, they were Engineers.
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    THE CASTLE published by the 1108th Engr C Grp

    Janis, These unit newspapers are great! I have several dozen, but none for the 1108th. The 18th Engineer Regiment in WW1 had their unit newspapers bound into a hard cover book.
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    Engineer Combat Groups Histories ?

    At the start of the war non-divisional Engineer units were generally organized as Regiments. In order to add flexibility, regiments were converted to groups; by separating the battalions and converting the regimental HQ into a group. In regiments the regimental headquarters almost always exercised direct command and control over the battalions. Once the Army changed to groups the battalions became the main operational unit of the Engineer Corps. Groups were small planning, command and control elements that managed jobs. Two to five battalions would be assigned to groups for the completion of a certain project. This is why when looking at unit histories, battalion histories are almost always larger than group histories. Several groups did publish small unit histories. PJW which Group are you looking for?
  6. Richard Thanks for the great blog.
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    Rhine Bridges

    My love of Army Engineers started when I was 12 years old. My neighbor, a WW2 vet, gave me a copy of a unit history for the 175th Engineers. After reading it I was hooked! I have been studying Army Engineer History for almost 30 years. After a 20 year career in the Army I went to work for the Army Museum System. I look forward to talking with fellow Veterans, family members, and history buffs. I'm currently working on a manuscript about Army Engineer in the Rhine crossing.
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