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    Info on 1017th Treadway Bridge Co

    Found this posted in our guest book. I've already written to her and told her to get in touch with the Army Corps Of Engineer's Office of History, first. Wrote to her again this morning, and told her I would also place her request here on the forum. It would be great if his buddy was still alive and we could re-unite them again after all this time. Here we go... If anyone has any information, please contact me and I will relay it to Jeannie and her father.
  2. Marion' note: Unfortunately just a week later, I received this email... To read more about Ray - 922nd Field Artillery Bn - 97th Inf Div, please visit this link Farewell my friend. It was a real honor getting to know you.
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    American Legion turns 100

    happy birthday
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    2827th Company C

    You could literally spend months perusing all the documents, memoirs, and gallery photos on the 36th. Here's one of my fave photos from a past reunion. We had reenactors come out, and had a convoy through town. What a blast!
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    2827th Company C

    He was a 36th Engineer. You can read all about them on the main site. He is a 6th Corps Engineer, which this site is dedicated to. Please see their page, and then you can also read all the individual memoirs on the site too. Redesignation In February 1945, the 36th Engineer Combat Regiment was reorganized as the 36th Engineer Combat Group. Thus the following occurred: 1st Bn became the 2826th Bn 2nd Bn became the 2827th Bn 3rd Bn became the 2828th Bn We had our last Seahorse reunion in 2017. Sorry you had to miss them. They were a blast. Looks like I have a lot to share with you.
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    292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)

    That is wonderful news. I know everyone involved with the 292nd will be delighted to have this at their fingertips.
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    Interesting Articles

    That is so sad. That's a lot of men, accounted for in WWII. Terrible for the families that are involved.
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    292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)

    Dear Gary, sorry for your loss. That was very sweet of you to look after the care of your grandmother. God bless her for living such a long life. I hope that most of it was very happy. Good to have you back. Talk with you again shortly when things settle to a simmer. Smiles, M1
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    253rd Engineer Combat Battalion

    Excellent post and nice synopsis. Glad you joined our forum and was able to shed a little more light regarding the unit. It's nice that your dad was able to fill in the censored parts of his letter, so all wouldn't be lost. I'm sure everyone reading this post is grateful for your participation.
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    253rd Engineer Combat Battalion

    Dear Mrs. Chard: I happened to come across your fine web site tonight while searching for information on the 253rd Combat Engineers. Unfortunately, I can't find this unit listed anywhere. I'd like to find some vets from that BN because I have a 30 minute 8mm film of their tour of duty. The film was shot by one of the vets during his time with the BN. I bought the film on ebay last year and have transferred it to video and would like to give free copies to anyone from that unit that I can locate. Dr. Michael Brodhead at the USA CofE Office of History looked the unit up and sent me the following information: > The only information I could find on the 253rd Engineer Combat Battalion is > from a reference work entitled Order of Battle, U. S. Army, World War II, by > Shelby L. Stanton, p. 574; The battalion was formed 15 October 1943 at Camp > Crowder, Missouri; sailed from the New York Port of Embarkation 31 October > 1944, arriving in England 8 November 1944; arrived in France 26 December 1944; > participated in the Alsace-Ardennes, Central Europe, and Rhineland campaigns; > was at Ulm, Germany in August 1945; arrived in the U. S. at the New York Port > of Embarkation 9 April 1946 and was inactivated there the following day. The film begins with scenes at the camp where these men went through basic training and then follows them on weekend passes at (I believe) Hopkinsville, KY. It then shows camp scenes but I don't know which camp. If the town was indeed, Hopkinsville, KY, then Camp Campbell, KY would make sense. Then, the film shows the men in Europe. Some scenes are at Ulm, Germany and that fits with the description above. Other locations include the Danube River, Heidelburg, and Paris, where the unit was getting ready to come home. There are scenes of guarding German POW's, a crashed airplane, traveling in convoys, and several small towns where they stopped for chow, etc. It's actually one man's film of his buddies and their travels in WWII. The seller I bought it from on ebay had no idea as to the original photographer so the trail was cold right from the start. This isn't an academy award winner but I'm sure any living vets of the 253rd Combat Engineers would love to have a copy. Any assistance you can provide about that unit would be a great help. If you can find any information, I'll send you a copy. Thanks for your consideration. Sincerely, Jim Herron Email: hrvideo@mindspring.com Address: 2016 N. Village Ave., Tampa, FL 33612 Phone: 813 932-3887
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    Sgt Joseph Szvetitz 20th enginers , 1340th company C

    You are very welcome. Love having new peeps on board.
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    Sgt Joseph Szvetitz 20th enginers , 1340th company C

    First off, a warm welcome. Thanks for joining my forum. Oh boy, the CIB! Sorry to say, but that opens up an entire can of worms. If you can get through it, please read the info discussed regarding that topic, here on my forum. It's very involved and convoluted, to say the least. It's been one of my pet peeves since I began conducting research on my dad's unit, over a dozen years ago. I look forward to talking with you regarding his unit and the CIB
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    The 517th's Gang - new book

    Listing this for a dear friend in France, Loic Jankowiak. Please assist him if you can. This is a wonderful project dedicated to our WWII veterans. Thank you! The 517th's Gang - Book Publishing
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    Interesting Articles

    Wow, I just posted about that a few minutes ago. Then I looked and saw you posted it too. Goosebumps for sure. What an incredible find, and even more incredible that a member of the crew got to see the find. Loved his comment about the $40 in his locker.
  15. They actually found the WWII carrier, The Hornet. Incredible discovery. Watch this video. I have goosebumps.
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    343rd Engineer General Service Regiment

    Wonderful and you should find this helpful too. It's a reference guide: Troop Ship Crossings WWII - great site! http://ww2troopships.com/index.html
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    343rd Engineer General Service Regiment

    Ya, ain't that cool. I remember that photo. Thanks for reposting for our readers.
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    Info on 1017th Treadway Bridge Co

    I'm sending you her email address. Can't guarantee you will get through (it's been a long time), but wishing you luck. That would be wonderful. Welcome to the forum.
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    Need help piecing my Grandpa's WWII story - 39th Combat Engr

    That's a tough thing to answer. When I contacted a private researcher, i had her get me whatever she could. Each collection of records, filled in more blanks. You can take a look at my 540th records on the main site, to give you an idea.
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    343rd Engineer General Service Regiment

    I can't tell you how many questions I get regarding that. :-) It's confusing as hell, and has led many a person on a wild goose chase. That's the army for ya!
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    343rd Engineer General Service Regiment

    Don't let that throw you for a loop. Men were frequently discharged with other units going home. A common occurrence.
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    343rd Engineer General Service Regiment

    Thanks. This entire site is a labor of love. Don't fret, see my research post here on how to acquire discharge records, etc. I went the VA way, and contacted them. That was how I got my dad's records. Yes, looks like we have even more in common and the hits just keep on comin' :-) Gotta run. Have to go check on a neighbor's house....
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    343rd Engineer General Service Regiment

    I'm actually in touch (or was) with hundreds of veterans. I've attended reunions for at least four different engineer units. I've uploaded countless memoirs provided by the vets and/or their families, etc., etc. To read about the start of all this, please see my dad's page. That was the impetus for this entire venture. Simply began as research into his history and expanded exponentially into what you see today. You would have loved Armonde. He was a gem. He'd call me on the phone and send me cards and letters. Just the sweetest man. I sure wish you could have talked to him.
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