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  1. 351st General Service Regiment

    Is that link dead now? A son of the 351st reached out to me so I pointed to this discussion.
  2. 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......
  3. 284th photos - where were these taken

    Okay, I'm super excited to report that I have exact locations for each of their stops on the trip south from Nuremberg to Marseilles and that tells us where all the rest stops were on the way. I have some of their maps and after carefully reviewing a map of France I discovered that it was actually marked!!!! I edited to add a image of the map cover just in case someone was looking for the exact same map (and I did see one on posted eBay). Hopefully this will also help others who might be researching this topic!
  4. Morning Reports related to my father - 540th Engineer

    Really really cool information to have Marion! Woot! Did you know that he was an Automotive Mechanic (MOS 014) or was that new information?
  5. 284th - Silent Heroes

    Thank you Marion!! This fourth edition has a ton of new "stuff" added to it! New stories, maps, details, photos and somewhere around 30 new soldier photos added to the yearbook style roster! It is amazing to me how my little book about the 284th keeps on growing! NOTE: It is only the paperback that has been updated, I haven't had a chance to update the Kindle version yet.
  6. 284th photos - where were these taken

    It is very time consuming, but will be such a blessing the families! Keep up the great work
  7. 284th photos - where were these taken

    That map is awesome, I've been meaning to finish up the ones that I have been working on for the 284th. I do have their original maps though but the interactive ones are fun because I can add notes / photos and etc. http://284thcombatengineers.com/map.cfm
  8. 284th photos - where were these taken

    Wow, this is wonderful news! Great work and thank you so much for the help! This is thrilling. Marion I can't get to your map link though, access is denied Here are some details about the 284th's trip south from Nuremberg to the Marseilles area.
  9. 1111th Engineer Combat Group

    The 284th Engineer Combat Battalion was also part of the 1111th for a while. (April '45)
  10. Conversion of map coordinates

    Wow, that is very impressive Alsatian! The 284th started out in Luxembourg with General Patton using them as infantry on the Moselle and Our rivers, then into Germany for the Roer crossing, down to Remagen, then to Nuremberg and finally ending up in Landshut to finish the war in the ETO.
  11. 125th history for sale

    I forgot to update, the 47th TB and 62nd AIB are now online: http://47thtankbattalion.org http://62ndaib.org
  12. Hi! My name is Kim

    The book on the 125th is downloadable here: http://digicom.bpl.lib.me.us/ww_reg_his/16/ Also, I hope to bring a website online about the 125th soon. Right now though all I have is the book as well as the 14th's history book so if anyone has anything they can share that would be great.
  13. 125th history for sale

    Merry Christmas Marion!
  14. 125th history for sale

    Thanks Marion, I'm honored to do it for the guys and their families. It has been a blessing
  15. 125th history for sale

    I've adopted the 14th AD and have brought many websites online about their individual units. I found a copy of this online via the military library: http://digicom.bpl.lib.me.us/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1016&context=ww_reg_his Download and enjoy. Mikel PS: websites about the 14th so far: http://14thad.org (resurrected, I hope to give it a facelift soon) http://48thtankbattalion.org http://68thaib.org http://501stafa.org Coming soon: 47th Tank Battalion 62nd Armored Infantry Battalion
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