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  1. SamHarrison

    292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)

    Got an alert on eBay about an item this morning. https://m.ebay.com/itm/222670550782?_mwBanner=1&ul_ref=https%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F0%2Fe11021.m43.l1120%2F7%3Feuid%3Dcc6703c8c79648588df89373a4b24201%26bu%3D43185725079%26loc%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.com%252Fulk%252Fitm%252F222670550782%26sojTags%3Dbu%3Dbu%26srcrot%3De11021.m43.l1120%26rvr_id%3D0&ul_noapp=true looks like the picture y'all have been framing. Can't tell from the description how original the print is, but I thought somebody might be interested. SaM
  2. SamHarrison

    292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)

    Got an alert on eBay about an item this morning. https://m.ebay.com/itm/222670550782?_mwBanner=1&ul_ref=https%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F0%2Fe11021.m43.l1120%2F7%3Feuid%3Dcc6703c8c79648588df89373a4b24201%26bu%3D43185725079%26loc%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.com%252Fulk%252Fitm%252F222670550782%26sojTags%3Dbu%3Dbu%26srcrot%3De11021.m43.l1120%26rvr_id%3D0&ul_noapp=true looks like the picture y'all have been framing. Can't tell from the description how original the print is, but I thought somebody might be interested. SaM
  3. SamHarrison

    292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)

    Hello Y'all, Sorry for the absence from here as of late. Between the holidays we moved and that really complicated most things in my life. But getting back on track now. Over the last few months, I've been emailing a member of the 292nd whom I nearly accidentally found online. To be 95, his computer skills are impressive. He was a lieutenant, a recon officer in H&S company. I've begun to run out of questions and thought I would solicit some specific queries from y'all. I've invited him to join us here, but haven't seen him do that yet in several months of conversations so far. Fingers crossed though. Thanks for any ideas, And Thanks to Gary for keeping me on task in this effort. SaM
  4. SamHarrison

    292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)

    All of my pictures on Flickr are already hi-res scans and can be downloaded at their full size from the site. I actually scanned the front and the writing on the back of each picture and made it one *.tif file, with two images inside. Those Tiff files are pretty big. If anybody wants those "original" full quality scans with front and back, I can gladly send them to you. I think in total they're around 2GB or 3GB. Easily fit on a flash drive in the mail. I've got a video interview with my grandpa from 2013-2014 before he passed. I haven't been able to edit it yet, but I'm hoping to tackle that soon. Hopefully that can add to the history mystery too. -SaM
  5. SamHarrison

    292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)

    Hey guys, It's great to see this topic has such recent activity. It comes at an interesting time. My grandfather, Paul Corzine, who is featured in my profile picture and the reason I posted on these boards, just passed away on February 10. He was 92 and one of the last guys that he knew of who as still around from the 292nd. He was only in the hospital a few days before he passed. As sudden as it was, it was also a blessing that there was so little suffering he had to endure. The funeral was a nice time of remember him and everyone he had touched and helped over the years. Services ended at the graveside with a lovely military honors display from the VFW where they presented my grandmother with the flag from the casket. It was really great. One of his favorite things to do was to go to funerals and visitations to chat and talk with people for hours. He'd have been proud of this one. As my mom goes through her parents house looking for his will and other important papers (FYI, you should really tell your kids where you put things like that!), she's finding many more photos we had never seen before. Once everything is settled down I will hopefully be able to scan those in and add to the others I put online. They will be found here when I get them online https://www.flickr.com/photos/129969616@N08/ and I'll be sure to update my thread about them when i get them up. I thankfully have several hours of video footage where I interviewed my grandpa about his WWII experiences and now that he's gone I will eventually make myself sit down and finish editing them so i can share his stories with all of you fine folks. That's the only update I have for now. It's great to see everyone connecting and sharing. -SaM Harrison
  6. Sadly, my grandfather had many more pictures, but when he got married in 1950, his mother (who was a very interesting individual) got rid of many of his pictures in protest because she didn't want him to leave home. Most of these photos that survived were pictures that he sent home to my grandmother while they dated during the war. He was rationed a certain amount of whiskey and cigarettes each week and neither drank or smoked so he used those items as currency to get his laundry done and have photos developed. I'm glad I have these at least.
  7. Hi Colin, Thanks for the reply. I have seen the reference and the information about the 292nd there. Thanks for reminding me about it. I'm always looking for more things to use in my interview footage with my grandfather. A little about him: My grandpa, Paul Corzine, was in Headquarters and Service company. He was a supply sergeant. He is 92 now and resides in Metropolis, IL My great uncle, Julian Mizell (deceased), was in A company in the 292nd. I'm talking to some cousins to find out more info and hopefully some pictures about him.
  8. Hello everyone, I joined this forum more than a year ago when I began researching my grandfather's time in the army. He gave me a copy of his map which was given to him after the war that detailed all the places the 292nd went throughout Europe. There are pictures of ones like it here on this forum. His name is Paul Corzine and he is originally from Karnak Illinois. His brothers Ray and Jim also served at the same time in other sections of the army and he got to meet see each of them one time while they were all in Europe at the same time. After a year of doing interviews with my grandfather and scanning in some photos, I finally thought it was time to share my photos on here. I'm still working on editing the interviews I've shot with him, but here are pictures which he shot while there. https://www.flickr.com/gp/129969616@N08/7nZA2a On the back of many of the photos he wrote names and such about what was in the picture. I have taken those words verbatim and titled the photos on Flickr the same way. Any photos which are titled "Corzinexxxx" is simply a picture which was not labeled in any way. Please look through them and let me know if you recognize anyone or have any questions. My grandfather remembers some things very well about them, and some things not so much. I'm currently making a list of all the individuals notated in the photos, and I'll add that to this post later when it's complete so it's searchable by search engines, should anyone look for folks later. One final note, there are several photos in this album which contain pictures of dead bodies. Most are from the Dachau concentration camp. I have marked those photos as "moderate" on Flickr's safety scale, so if you wish not to view them, please filter accordingly. Thanks, Glad to meet everyone, SaM Harrison https://www.flickr.com/gp/129969616@N08/7nZA2a
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