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Walt's Daughter last won the day on December 27 2018

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About Walt's Daughter

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    Otherwise known as "M1"
  • Birthday 04/21/1955

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    Alger, MI USA
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    Reading, history (especially WWII), research, gardening, cooking, astronomy, decorating, music, web design, genealogy, photography, sci-fi and much, much more. I have a lot of interests and sincerely can't remember the last time I was bored! For me there are never enough hours in the day. :-)

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  1. Walt's Daughter

    159th Combat Engineers Bn WWII

    Advice? Try pursuing my research section first. It will get you guidelines on how to proceed. And of course, search this forum and the main site for other posts (as suggested by Randy). :-) And if you haven't done so already, first obtain his discharge papers, then look into obtaining the service records for the unit from NARA in Maryland. Let me know if you have any questions.
  2. Walt's Daughter

    Glenn Miller's plane

    Glenn Miller's plane?
  3. Oldest WWII veteran passes at 112 Richard was with the 188th Aviation Engineer Bn - God bless and RIP!
  4. My first attempt at "video creation software! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
  5. Walt's Daughter

    358th Engineers, Company "C"

    Thank you for sharing this with the gang. I hope someone is interested and will buy and share with us.
  6. Walt's Daughter

    540th unit records for you? Inquire within...

    I have a taker for these. :-) Mailing the docs today. However you can access the records from the main site at http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/540th.htm
  7. Walt's Daughter

    292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)

    Rest in peace. Thanks for sharing his obit.
  8. Hey! When I hired a researcher years ago to acquire the unit records of the 540th, I also wound up with some duplication. I've put these aside and am offering them to anyone who would like to have them. There are not dupes of every page of course, but when my researcher copied them in Maryland, we somehow wound up with extra copies of many of the pages. The only thing I ask is that you pay for postage. If you are interested, please post here and I will be happy to share with you.
  9. You'll love this pic I just saw on FB. Reminded of this post.
  10. Walt's Daughter

    527th Engineer Light Pontoon CO

    Thanks for posting that wonderful info. I will have to take more time to go through it all.
  11. Walt's Daughter

    527 Light Pontoon Company, photos from Bud Pendergast

    Wow and color too!
  12. My dad's unit worked in the Naples Harbor. Huge undertaking.
  13. Sounds great. Keep me updated and Merry Christmas. Good luck!
  14. Walt's Daughter

    First Sargent Angelo Maggi

    I would start with NARA in St Louis, but don't get your hopes up because of the fire of '73. However, that is not to say you wouldn't be successful. Actually without me retyping everything, I have an extensive Research topic that I encourage every new member to read when they first begin. It gives you detailed instructions on how to proceed.
  15. Enjoyed reading your the page (linked above). Great research. A lot of time and effort went into it and it's very well done. Quickly (more later because I'm in the middle of doing "Christmas stuff"), I am adding documents/links that may shed more light on the subject matter. List of the various types of WWII engineer units and their functions. Naples/Foggia Campaign 5th Army History - Also list which engineer units fought and where http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/docs/5th Army/5th Army History - part one - Activation to Fall of Naples.pdf https://www.fold3.com/image/291745053 Photographic history of the Peninsular Base Section, United States Army : an illustrated history of Peninsular Base Section functions in Italy from 1 January to 1 May 1944 Records of Mediterranean - NARA Engineers in the PBS You may want to perform a search on the main site (search engine on Home Page), to see what else may be of interest to you As far as the truck show in the photo you mentioned, it's my take that they were using whatever means available to them at the time. Not uncommon at all. So I don't find that, that unusual. Heck, they used whatever means necessary to get the job done. It's called being enterprising. As you also stated, they were spread thin. It all makes sense. Not sure if you have seen this yet, nor how helpful it may be. Seems to be an overview. Peninsular Base Section, Italy - at Amazon Hopefully I have not duplicated anything for you, but it may help others who are performing similar research. Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg, but it's a start... Merry Christmas,