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  1. Posted by Linda Cautaert on FB. Rest in Peace, my veteran friend John McAuliffe (6 Oct. 1923 - 9 Dec. 2019) John was one of our own. He will greatly missed. Spoke with him on the phone, last year. Was always good to hear from him. Rest in peace dear friend.'
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    The Korean War Project - Is this Goodbye?

    Love your photos, as always. Kai-Ann, Jessica and I want to go to Seoul someday.
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    247th Combat Engineers Company A

    Good luck with your surgery, and thanks for posting the info on your grandfather.
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    Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2019

    Thanks for sharing that, Todd! Wishing you and your family all the best. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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    247th Engineers

    Doing research... Well I did find a page for the group, but there's nothing but a home page without any links. Hopefully this is going to become a viable, working site!? Looks like there is an email link in the upper right-hand corner, though. http://www.facesbeyondthegraves.com/pagina78.html http://www.xixcorps.nl/XIX_Corps_Engineers_1944_-_1945.htm http://www.xixcorps.nl/Engineer_Operations_September_1944.htm Soldier and sailor in Parma remember World War II experiences on Memorial Day weekend http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/38457-1104th-engineer-combat-group/ http://www.82ndengineers.org/xixcorps.htm http://www.genealogy.com/forum/general/topics/wwii/12247/ In the book (which I have), there is mention of this unit on pages 41-43. First Across the Rhine - Colonel Pergrin. http://www.geocities.ws/leaving_1/rhineland.htm This book also mentions the unit - Last of the Horse Soldiers Here is said page This should get you started, will post more as time allows...
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    The Korean War Project - Is this Goodbye?

    Pleased to note that the Korean War website is still viable.
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    Devilbiss High School Heroes - Summer 2018

    Sept 2019 DeVilbiss High School Heroes Sept 2019.pdf
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    Devilbiss High School Heroes - Summer 2018

    DeVilbiss_High_School_Heroes_Summer_2018.pdf
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    39th Engineer Newsletters

    Newsletter June 2019 39th_Engineer_Newsletter_June_2019.pdf
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    39th Engineer Newsletters

    New home for the 39th Engineer Newsletters JANUARY 2012 39th Newsletter.pdf June 2012 39th Newsletter.pdf September 2012 39th Newsletter.pdf June 2013 39th Newsletter.pdf January 2014 39th Newsletter.pdf April 2014 39th Newsletter.pdf 39th Engineer Newsletter July 2014.pdf November 2014 39th Newsletter.pdf April 2015 39th Newsletter.pdf COC Invitation April 2015.pdf
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    286th Army Combat Engineers Co B

    I am going to place a few links here. Even if you've seen these before, maybe they will help others. Interview with Louis Charles Gerken Library of Congress - 286th WorldCat Identities - 286th American Battle Monuments Commission - Frank C May Jr Together We Served - 286th Battle of the Bulge - states on this page that Units at Unknown Locations There are many units that received recognition for participation in the Ardennes-Alsace campaign. This is a list of some of those units so recognized but for which I have yet to determine their geographic location during the Battle of the Bulge. If you have information on these, please let me know. 260th Engineer Combat Battalion 275th Engineer Combat Battalion 281st Engineer Combat Battalion 286th Engineer Combat Battalion 289th Engineer Combat Battalion 290th Engineer Combat Battalion 294th Engineer Combat Battalion 297th Engineer Combat Battalion 298th Engineer Combat Battalion 301st Engineer Combat Battalion 303rd Engineer Combat Battalion 304th Engineer Combat Battalion 305th Engineer Combat Battalion United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Building the bridges to victory : the story of the 286th combat engineer battalion from France to Germany to a concentration camp and to Austria : an interview and research report / by Tom Mueller. This is not digitized. You have to visit the library/archives Consulate General of France in Los Angeles - 10 WWII veterans received the Legion of Honor in San Diego 286th Engineer Combat Bn - H&S Company Obit - John T McDonough 549th Eng Light Ponton Co -( mentions the 289th) In the European Theater of Operations it was often just ahead or behind the 289th Engineer Combat Battalion during the months of March, April, and May 1945. At various points it detached a platoon to the 289th and traded an officer back and forth in April.[2] On April 1, 1945, the detached 1st Platoon enjoyed Easter Dinner with the 289th at the Mudau Hotel in Mudau, Germany. Looks like there is an available book from librarycat,org - Building the Bridges to Victory: The Story of the 286th Combat Engineer Battalion from France to Germany to a Concentration Camp and to Austria: An Interview and Research Report by Thomas S Mueller - paperback, 2007. But it says it's currently unavailable on Amazon. Library Thing lists it. I would visit that site. World Cat shows it's available at several libraries. The Ultimate Sacrifice and History 286 Engineer Combat Bn - based on a map by Alexander, July 1945 Unit Citation and Campaign Participation Credit Register On US Senator Johnny Isakson's site Available at the Eisenhower Library in Box 636 - info on the 286th GIs Remember - Dan Evers -Dachau Corps of Engineers: The War Against Germany - pg 487 1944 Troop Ship Crossings - see 44 -10-22 Obit - Robert J McKean Jr Senate Confirms VA Watchdog Louis Gerken - via LinkedIn Herald Tribune - Officer's Leadership Remembered Prof DR George Leitmann Obit - John Austin Lepter This PDF file on the 549th Engineer Light Ponton Co - says it mentions the 289th! Obit Carl W Roggenbaum Obit Harold J Allen PhD Obit Theodore M Justyk Congressional Record Online - speaks of Dan Evers of the 286th 63rd Infantry Division mentions 286th Engineer Bn.pdf
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    286th Army Combat Engineers Co B

    Welcome to the forum, Jon. So pleased to hear that you were able to obtain a lot of information from my site. I hope we will be able to supply you with more info. I have one book I am going to look into for you, this afternoon.
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    2827th Engineer Battalion

    This topic is for the 2827th. Jon, please post your request with a new topic. Thanks!
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    2827th Engineer Battalion

    From a new friend. I am hooking him up with other members. The 2827th was the new designation in early '45 for one of the battalions of the 36th Combat Engineers. The regiment started off as the 36th with three battlions; the 1st, 2nd and 3rd. In 1945 they became 2826th, 2827th and 2828th respectively. --------- My dad was in the 2827th Eng. Bn from 3-1-45 till at least August, 1945, and I think he was CO of Company C. I have a number of photos taken by him during those months. I can send you scans if you're interested, but need to know the best format, resolution, etc. you prefer. The photos include some of the 216 ft floating treadway bridge built at Liebi 27 April 1945. I also have the Engineer situation reports from those months. Jim
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    John William "Bill" Wilkerson

    Yes, you go to the VA's site. I called them and that is how I received my dad's discharge papers. BTW, I just tried the link and it works correctly. It took me to the VA's site. You must have clicked on the link directly above it. https://www.va.gov/find-locations/?facilityType=vet_center
  16. TM-12-235 Enlisted Personnel Discharge & Release from Active Duty (other than at Separation Centers) - a reference manual - updated link on Nov 17, 2019. Found this GREAT document while helping someone with a research assignment.
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    1010th Engineer Treadway Bridge Company

    That's quite an extensive history. Thanks for providing that link.
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    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    I love the secret squirrel comments.
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    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    That makes me extremely happy. That's what this site is all about- sharing information with the world, so none of this will be forgotten. Thanks for writing and letting me know. Hope the exchange continues. :-)
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    Contributing Research to a documentary

    We had a wonderful conversation this morning. Alisa was very nice.
  21. I'm geeked. Rec'd email from an UK production company, http://impossiblefactual.com asking me contribute my research to their new documentary. Did I say I was geeked!?? #WWII #documentaries #History They are interested in my research on the battle of Monte Cassino.
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    Contributing Research to a documentary

    They wrote back to me today and said how excited they were. Gee whiz, that's pretty cool, huh? They are calling from London tomorrow at 7 am to talk things over with me.
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    John J. Kudla

    You are so welcome. So glad that my forum could be of help to you. Tons of smiles!
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    351st Engineers, Company E, 2nd Battalion

    These are two of the topics regarding the 531st on our forum. They span a period over several years. Hope these help. Looking forward to talking with you. Mare
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