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    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

    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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    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
  8. 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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    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
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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

    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......
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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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    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!
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    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?
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    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.
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    284th photos - where were these taken

    It is very time consuming, but will be such a blessing the families! Keep up the great work
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    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
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    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.
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    1111th Engineer Combat Group

    The 284th Engineer Combat Battalion was also part of the 1111th for a while. (April '45)
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    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.
  24. I have a bunch of After Action Reports and they all give very specific locations for things that were happening. I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to convert those coordinates into lat/long so I can find those locations. Has anyone had any luck with this? I'm not sure if it is even possible... An example: Dragline 3 wants signs "Danger Mines, road not cleared" at 276863 Thanks for any advice on this!
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    125th history for sale

    I forgot to update, the 47th TB and 62nd AIB are now online: http://47thtankbattalion.org http://62ndaib.org
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