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    358th Engineers

    That is a tough thing to track down. Probably the only way to possibly obtain one, is to see if the 358th has a unit book. Other than that, it's not normal for the archived unit records to have photos of the soldiers.
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    207th Engineer Combat Battalion

    Welcome to our forum. It's a real shame that the 207th's site is no longer available. I've seen that happen to too many WWII sites over the last 10 years or so. Think of all the valuable information that has gone missing now. Luckily most of the links including in the above post are still functional. Hope you downloaded the PDF files. I would suggest contacting NARA in Maryland to obtain the unit's files. There information is provided in the Research Section of this forum.
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    358th Engineers

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    358th Engineers

    I hope you find the answers you are seeking. I'm going to look through the forum to see if I can come up with unit info.
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    V-Mail Newsletters - WWII Museum

    Winter 2019 Winter_2019.pdf
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    V-Mail Newsletters - WWII Museum

    I am a member of the WWII Museum in New Orleans, and subsequently receive newsletters from them. I received my first one a about a week ago, and wanted to share it with everyone. Some of this issues featured articles are: A letter from museum trustee Drew Brees (yes THE FOOTBALL Drew Brees) regarding his grandfather Gail Freeman. Spotlight on the 291st Engineer Combat Battalion and Veteran Gives a Lasting Gift - Gail "Bud" Freeman - 34th Inf Div Enjoy! http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/docs/newsletters/VMailNewsletterSpring2011.pdf
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    Devilbiss High School Heroes - Summer 2018

    November 2019 DeVilbiss High School Heroes Nov 2019.pdf
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    Devilbiss High School Heroes - Summer 2018

    DeVilbiss_High_School_Heroes_Summer_2018.pdf
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    Info on Julius G Wolfe - 149th Engineer

    Welcome Stormie. It's so satisfying to see this post come full circle. That's what I love about this forum. It's wonderful to see people from all over the world, coming together and reconnecting the dots. Much love to you and your family. Marion
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    Info on Julius G Wolfe - 149th Engineer

    The post above was taken from Facebook. Ralph Peters put me in touch with Danny this morning, and I told him I would be happy to assist. Anyone with any info, please let us know.
  11. Unfortunately, I don't personally have any other info at the present. I would strongly urge you to contact the Army Corps of Engineers in VA, or to contact NARA in Maryland, who have archived records on army units. Please see my post in the RESEARCH section. Keep me posted.
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    247th USACE

    Welcome to the forum and Happy New Year. Glad to have you here.
  13. Wishing you a very happy and healthy new year!
  14. An interview with my friend Filip from Belgium
  15. 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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    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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