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  1. Caryl-280ECB

    Info needed PFC George KASHULA

    It absolutely breaks my heart to think he has no living relatives, no photos, no stories, and the only thing remaining is a name etched on a stone cross.
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    DANFORTH ANCHOR - need information!

    OK I've gone through all my construction photos and battle photos and none of them SHOW an anchor, even in storage in the ponton. They are all already deployed and all you see is the achoring line extending beneath the water. In the Operation Flashpoint after action documents I found the following, which my help Ft. LWood Narrow down the TYPE of anchor used. Heck, they taught them how to properly deploy and set them, CERTAINLY there are some illustrations around somewhere. This is the area of Wesel and Wallach Germany, Red, White and Blue beaches. ( 30th Inf Div, 79th Inf Div, 1148 engr grp,1103 engr grp, 1143engr grp, 1117 engr grp, 1142 engr grp, 202ecb, 258 ecb, 280 ecb,171 ecb, 234ecb,989 treadway bridge co, 17 armed engr bn-trdway bridge co - co E, 180 engr hv pon bn, 554 engr hv pon co, 73 engr L pon co, 1355 engr dp trk co, 747 tk bn (minus co D-operating lvts) ======================== Treadway Bridge, M-2,20016 anchors used in a normalanchor system - no cross stream cable. ( you'd think with that many used, some would have turned up in SOME internet document about being found during dredgings, NOPE) Heavy Ponton Bridge, anchors used were of various weights from 200-600 pounds These were salvaged from barges in canals along the Maas River. Anchor system was later reinforced by bailey crib anchors. (LARGE van sized wire boxes filled with whatever they could find that wouldn't fall out, dumped in the river and used as weights/ anchors)
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    DANFORTH ANCHOR - need information!

    K. Digging through my papers now.
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    DANFORTH ANCHOR - need information!

    I just reread that. I don't know WHAT information he's looking for, but the Danforth is still a VERY common anchor. It folds flat, pops open on contact and then you drag to anchor on the bottom and winch in the boat. Kind of like an underwater entrenching tool ! I think what I have in my documents is numbers of anchorts used and placement, but no diagrams. Certainly FT LWood would have placement information concerning drift and strategy. Otherwise, it's kind of common sense.
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    DANFORTH ANCHOR - need information!

    OH WAIT! I was just reading about anchors in my FlashPoint paperwork (after actions of the crossing at wallach, red, white and blue beaches. I'll go back and reread them tonight and post as soon as I can.
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    694th Engineer Base Equipment Company

    It is fun, and frustrating at the same time. My next research project is to do search on my grandfather's Korean Flying unit. Another obscure mess.
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    My friend's military story

    FUNNY ! I had a similar event. I'm on a base that is known for its huge number of green trainees. I have a service star on my front windshield and that apparently startled a few into stock still attention. Oh well. Better safe than sorry.
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    694th Engineer Base Equipment Company

    Which is why it is SO darned impossible to find information on them. (so was the 280th) They came into being for wwii alone and vanished just as quickly. I can't even find much of a mention, besides the aid given in the air assault, for their existance. The after actions HAVE to be out there somewhere ! Sounds like it's time to pen to paper and make a formal written request for them.
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    694th Engineer Base Equipment Company

    Two years ago, I was right where you are. A LOT of digging, A LOT and I'm getting there. May I suggest a call to the historian at Ft Leonard Wood. It's a start.
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    694th Engineer Base Equipment Company

    and from here.....Base Equipment Company 5 officers, 168 enlisted men This unit, usually located at or near an engineer depot, made various types of heavy construction equipment available to engineer units on a loan basis. Skilled operators were sometimes sent with the equipment.
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    694th Engineer Base Equipment Company

    Hmmm ... digging for a while. Found the 694th Howiters, the 694th Recon, the 694th IG,the 694th Araments, 694th Truck company, and then..... ==================== US port Units.. http://www.519thportbn.com/search?q=694th+ ============= 5th Army ============ plus Name: Ron Sanders E-mail address: PapawRon@aol.com Requests/Comments/Answers: I am looking for any information on the 694th Engineer Base Equipment Company. It was the unit my Brother in Law was in during WWII. He said their unit shipped out in 1944 from a Camp Clayborn located in Louisiana. He said they arrived in England, then to France, Antwerp and to Belgium. He thought his Company Commander was a Captain Schaad or Schad. Later the C.O. was a Peterson. Would appreciate hearing anything at all about this Unit. Thank You, MSG Ronald Sanders, USA Retired. Wednesday, June 8th 2005 - 10:14:39 PM =============== So the information is out there. Keep digging.
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    mobile app for vi corps

    YES !!!
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    Now and then

    I am currently doing just that for my blog. I'm starting with google street view and also enlisting friends in Europe
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    Dog tags

    and am still waiting.....ugh