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mikel last won the day on July 16 2019

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  1. mikel

    282nd Engineers

    I received a request and am also pointing them here. This is a great read about the 282nd: https://donmooreswartales.com/2015/12/18/otto-brauer/ m
  2. Some one is selling their history book for a reasonable price: https://www.ebay.com/itm/245-Engineer-Combat-Battalion-Its-History-and-Achievements-1943-1945-WWII/401817815797?hash=item5d8e354af5:g:M9IAAOSwnVBdLd3C
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    149th Combat Engineers

    If someone is selling something that I'm interested in I always view their 'other items for sale' because you never know what else they might be selling that is related to what you just bought. I'm glad to hear that you got them! m
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    149th Combat Engineers

    149th photos for sale on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/133113215910?ul_noapp=true
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    1271st ECB

    Here it is! By the way, they were in VI Corps, at least for a bit. Thanks to the Shipe family for sharing this with us all. Vaughn Shipe started out in H&S Company of the 284th ECB at Camp Breckinridge but must have transferred into the 1271st after basic training ended. m
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    1271st ECB

    Thanks, I like adding to your pages, it is the perfect repository m
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    1271st ECB

    I received this in the mail, literally these two pages. I intend to call to see if I can borrow to scan the whole thing. Anyway, here is a small roster of the 1271st ECB.
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    291st Engineer Combat Battalion Roster

    I reached out to their old reunion organizer / sudo-historian. If I get any rosters I'll share them with y'all. m
  9. In Dec 1944 76 men of the 284th Engr. C. Bn. were sent to London to work with the 1274th Engineer Construction Battalion to build Quonset huts for displaced Londoners. I've never had any luck finding photos of this construction detail, I'm posting this here in hopes that someday some may turn up.
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    358th Engineers, Company "C"

    Here is a 358th photo album on ebay (I reached out and asked about the bumper numbers on the trucks): MPS.CZ 358E F6 (F company?) https://www.ebay.com/itm/233047017274?ViewItem=&item=233047017274
  11. FYI that I now have a page about the 125 AEB here: http://125thaeb.info/ Eventually (when the domain comes up for renewal) it will be moving down under the Division site, 14thAD.org Mikel
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    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.
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    Our River - help needed

    Thank you Frank, I know Doug and he was extremely helpful during our recent trip over to the ETO.
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    351st General Service Regiment

    Is that link dead now? A son of the 351st reached out to me so I pointed to this discussion.
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    Our River - help needed

    Our River experts or information needed! As the historian for my father's WWII 284th Engr. C. Bn. - who served as Infantry at the Our, I've always been curious of the details of this crossing / battle (I feel it is fair enough to call it that) as they're severely lacking. I'm working with a 17th AB veteran (they took the hills), a 249th veteran (they build some bridges here), several 284th veterans (they replaced the 17th AB DIVISION as a BATTALION to guard Skyline Drive) and the 6th AD historian (they build more bridges and the 284th was assigned to). Does anyone else have any photos, information, documents, stories or help???? A book is needed on this subject as information is very very lacking (my end goal of this quest - some day - collaboration / credit is for sure an option). I will be at the Our in 3 or 4 weeks with a 284th veteran to go into the hills to try to find their foxholes and the pillbox they faced 100 yards to the East......