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  1. glen blasingim

    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    Michael, I have a question about no 71. Your list calls him Pfc Tood. I do not show a Tood on B company roster but I do show two Todds. Would you check and see if it could possibly be Todd? Glen Blasingim
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    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    Michael, I have not heard from James Corley's son. I am going to start adding the names of the engineers that your Dad has identified. I have searched through them and cannot find any reason why they would not be accurate. I appreciate that these identifications were made by your Dad while he was around these guys on a daily basis. Thanks so much for the contribution and the interest. Stay in touch. Anything that I learn and can add, I will. If any of your relatives or friends remember anything your Dad might have told them we are interested so please share it with us. Glen Blasingim
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    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    Michael, this is great. The names you have fit mine when they are identified by both of us. We have one disagreement, that is you call number 96 Pfc Corley and Dad called him Pfc Korol. I remember that Dad even spelled his name correctly. I sent an e-mail to James Corley"s son and asked him if he could identify his Dad as engineer number 96, and James Young as number 121 ( his Dad and James Young lived close to each other and were acquainted after the war). I would think that the other names are correct and we should probably add them to the identified list. Still digesting. There is a picture of James N. Corley in our post dated Dec. 13, 2015. See if you can find a match. I will let you know as soon as I hear from his son. Glen Blasingim
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    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    Thanks Michael. Give me some time to digest this list. I thought that my Dad should have identified more of the men in the B Company photo. There are several in there that I was sure that I could identify from having seen photos of them that had been previously identified but I did not identify any of those men in the post. The men identified are identified only by my Dad on more than one occasion with no coaching from me. Some of them were close friends. That is interesting about Watertown. Dad remembered it because they got to stay in some kind of a government building and got to put their tents away. Watertown was a place where they got to take R&R to Nashville. I think Watertown was about the last place they stayed on Tennessee maneuvers, when they left there they went south to Fort Rucker. I wonder if my Dad ever carved anything in either of those old oak trees. So glad you shared this. Glen Blasingim
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    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    I am not new and still not so sure what I am doing either. We would love to see the names, scan them and post them here. January 13,1944 must have been when they finished Tennessee maneuvers and had just arrived at Fort Rucker. Dad was from Tennessee and said that Tennessee had the "coldest winter in a 100 years" while the 160th was on maneuvers. I remember him telling me that he was glad to get to a warmer Fort Rucker.
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    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    Marion, thanks for the help again. It was great to hear from Michael. I would love to hear anything he can share about his Dad, Combat Engineers, or the 160th.
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    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    Michael, it is good to hear from you. We are so glad to know that your Dad, Private Kenneth C. McBride is in this picture and now has his name with his face. My Dad has passed also and probably knew yours. I can't imagine how difficult it was to lose your Dad at such an early age. Thank you for your Dad's service and sacrifice. We are always interested in what he did and where he went in Europe and other places, we want to always remember what was done for us and why we have the freedoms we have today. Be sure to pass his memory along to all the youngsters in your family. Write down what you remember being told and save the keepsakes for someone. My posts have several B company photographs, do you or anyone else recognize your Dad in any other photographs? We are interested in anything you can share about your Dad. Thanks. Glen Blasingim
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    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    (12MAR18) Thanks Marion, this is great. I will try to get in touch with Doug and see if he will let me put those names to faces in pictures that we have already posted. I hope to learn more about the 160th from him. Keep up the good work. Glen Blasingim (23JUN18) I have not been able to get in touch with Doug. I am going to add the names of people that he has identified in pictures that I have already posted. I would like to add something about his Dad and post some pictures of him. I would especially appreciate personal accounts from memories that Doug has of things that his Dad has told him over the years. Glen Blasingim
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    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    That is a great way to remember people you have served with. Your photograph quality is better and being digital it won't fade. That will be appreciated, I already do. I noticed that their are several weapons configurations in the Photograph. I am just curious, what is standard issue? Do Marines have a choice? There is so much available for that gun, I wondered what the Marines found useful and reliable.
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    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    CaptO, is that you in the back? Nice picture, you have been in a lot of organizations in your career, Dad was always in the 160th and some of the guys he remembers were with him from the time the 160th was formed until they left Austria. I hope there are a few more people out there who can pick out their Dad's , Grandfathers, Uncles or friends in this photograph. There might even be someone who could remember a fellow engineer or two, let's hope. p.s.- Write it down, it might be valuable to someone soon. Glen Blasingim
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    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    This is a photograph of 160th Engineer Combat Battalion, Company B. This photograph is marked, " January 13, 1944 Camp Rucker Alabama ". I have numbered each man in the company photograph and we have listed those that we are able to identify. The men listed have been identified by Kenneth McBride ( no 56 ),Father of Michael McBride who supplied this information, my father Edwin Blasingim and some loved ones. Kenneth McBride wrote the names of his fellow engineers on the photograph when he was with them. If anyone can put a name to a face please let us know and we will add that to this list. The first photograph is of my Dad remembering some of his friends from 72 years ago. Identified: 3 Blasingim, Edwin N., First Sgt., Chattanooga, Tenn. 19 Rydelski, Chester P., Pfc., Erie, Penn 23 Kallam, Thelbert O., Sgt., Stonefield, N.C. 25 Rydelski, Joseph S., Pfc., Erie, Penn 54 Baxter, Harold G., Tec 5, Pittsburgh, Penn 56 McBride, Kenneth C., Pvt., Baltimore, Md 63 Stanley, Earl L., Sgt., 1st Platoon, Chattanooga, Tennessee 64 Brown, Fredrich J., Tec 4, 1st Platoon, Tampa, Fla 66 Swift, Oddie L., Pvt., 1st Platoon, Ninevah, Indiana 67 Grider, Virgil, Ssgt., Motor Pool, Vincennes, Indiana 68 Weber, Pfc., 1st Platoon 69 Nichols, Pvt., 1st Platoon 70 Brooks, Abe H.,Tec5, 1st Platoon, Whittier, N.C. 72 Tornwall, William H., Tec5, 1st Platoon, Tampa, Fla 73 Moody, Percy T., Pvt., 2nd Platoon, Louisville, Ky 74 Howard, Dewey D., Pvt., 2nd Platoon, Evansville, Indiana 75 Dawgiellio, Edward J., Pfc, 2nd Platoon, Pittsburgh, Penn 76 Andre, Pvt., 3rd Platoon 77 Stackawitz, Harry O., Pfc., 2nd Platoon, Pittsburgh, Penn 78 Trimbur, Joseph A., Pfc, 2nd Platoon, Pittsburgh, Penn 79 Church, Ray L., Tec4, 2nd Platoon, Chicago, Illinois 80 Conner, Pfc., 1st Platoon 81 Blakenship, Pvt., 1st Platoon 82 Arradendo, Adolfo W. Pfc., 1st Platoon, Kokomo, Indiana 83 Corley, Pvt., 3rd Platoon 84 Walsh, Sgt., 3rd Platoon 85 Boyton, Reginald E., Sgt., 3rd Platoon, Millinocket, Maine 86 Scroll, William H., Tec4, Cook, Plymouth, Indiana 87 Turner, Roby D., Tec 5, 2nd Platoon, Royboro, N.C. 88 Bolek, Joseph W., Sgt., 2nd Platoon, Hammond, Indiana 89 Cannon, Harry A., Sgt., 2nd Platoon, Nzssa, Oregon 90 Groves, Jesse M., Tec4, 3rd Platoon, Winter Haven, Fla 91 Murphy, Lawrence J., Pfc., 1st Platoon, Philadelphia, Penn 92 Wheeler, Gaither J., Ssgt., 1st Platoon, Tampa, Fla 93 Slonsky, Morris M., Ssgt., Cook, St. Louis, Mo 94 Aron, Tec4, Cook 95 Miller, George J., Tec 4, 2nd Platoon, Terrehaute, Indiana 96 Korol, Benedick P., Pfc., 3rd Platoon, Pittsburgh, Penn 97 Sumner, Charles D., Tec5, 1st Platoon, Indianapolis, Indiana 98 Carter, Charles W., Cpl., 1st Platoon, Owensburg, Indiana 99 Anderson, Oscar G., Tec 5, 2nd Platoon, Indianapolis, Indiana 100 Warner,Russell H.,Pfc., 3rd platoon, LaPorte, Indiana 101 Bailey, Willie J., Tec4, 3rd Platoon, Jacksonville, Fla 102 Brock, Edward J., Tec5, 2nd Platoon, Kokomo, Indiana 103 Allred, Russell S., Pfc., 1st Platoon, Winston-Salem, N.C. 104 Erickson, Joseph W., Ssgt., 2nd Platoon, Rutland, S.D. 105 Evans, Thomas L., Ssgt., 1st Platoon, Des Moines, Iowa 106 Martin, John H., Tec5, 3rd Platoon, Mansfield, Ohio 107 Sturgill, Anson, Tec5, 3rd Platoon, Jackson, Ohio 108 Nichols, Pvt., 3rd Platoon 109 Lea, Sgt., 3rd Platoon 110 Wycoff, Ernest W.,Pfc., 3rd Platoon, Mansfield, Ohio 111 Pitman, Pvt., 2nd Platoon 112 Lemanowicz, Edwin A., Tec5, 3rd Platoon, Philadelphia, Penn 113 Mayes, Archie S., Major, Warrensburg, Mo 114 Lybarger, Ernest W., 2Lt., Brooklyn, N.Y. 115 Furrier, Steve J., Pfc., 3rd Platoon, Gary, Indiana 116 Crist, Charles L., Pfc., 3rd Platoon, Coalmont, Indiana 117 Conkey, Lester L., Pfc., 3rd Platoon, Lancaster, Ohio 118 Brabson, Pfc., 3rd Platoon 119 Allen, Herbert N., Sgt., 3rd Platoon, Fitzgerald, Georgia 120 Cruse, John A., Pfc., 3rd Platoon, Columbus, Ohio 121 Young, James H., Pfc., 3rd Platoon, Hawesville, Ky 122 Bennett, Claude, Jr., Pfc., 3rd Platoon, Tipton Hill, N.C.
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    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    160 Engineer Combat Battalion, Headquarters and Service Company These photographs are from the 160 Engineer Combat Battalion book and of Headquarters and H and S Company. Boys from Headquarters. Glen Blasingim
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    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    160 Engineer Combat Battalion, Company C At present we cannot identify anyone in these photographs that are copied from the 160 ECB book. Glen Blasingim
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    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    160 Engineer Combat Battalion, Company B All of these photographs are from the 160 Engineer Combat Battalion book, I estimate that the platoon group pictures were taken February-March of 1945 probably in Germany. Detail in these photographs is not great and I have identified all of the people that we can recognize. We can identify a few men in the photograph of the second platoon. In the front row kneeling on the left end is Herman S.Landrith, Ssgt. from Walkertown, North Carolina. In the middle row, left end is Joseph W. Bolek. Sgt. from Hammond, Indiana. In the back row, left end isThelbert O. Kallam, Sgt. from Stonefield North Carolina. In the back row, third man from right end is Oscar G. Anderson, Tec5 from Indianapolis, Indiana. In the photograph of headquarters platoon we can identify the two officers kneeling in the front, on the viewers left is Lt. Delbert B. Linn and right is Lt. Ernest W. Lybarger. In the front row left end is Edwin N. Blasingim, 1stSgt from Chattanooga, Tennessee. In the front row 5th from the left end is Harold G. Baxter, Tec5 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In the very back row on the far right end is Frank W. Prinz,Tec5 from Indianapolis, Indiana. The man with the dachshund is Roby D. Turner, Tec5 from Royboro, North Carolina.
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    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    160 Engineer Combat Battalion, Company A Ralph L. Peters, Pfc. from Sanford, Florida served in Company A from Fort Meade to his discharge. His proud son Wayne has honored his Dad with a brief history of his Dad's service on his website, www.petersheritage.com. Wayne lost his Dad at an early age and is very interested in finding out more about his Dad in the 160th. He would like to hear from anyone who had a loved one who served in the 160th, especially Company A. Wayne shared this group photograph of Company A. Wayne said that he thought that the photograph was taken about the time the 160th was at Fort Meade, Maryland ( The 160th was formed there April 27, 1943). Private first class Peters had many of his buddies in the photograph autograph the back. Some of the men signed with their rank and several had more than one promotion to the ranks they were discharged with. That would substantiate that this picture was taken early in the 160th's history. One of the signatures is by Carl L. Bowers, Tec5 from Brazil, Indiana. Carl is one of the three men from Company A who gave their lives while serving with the 160th. The photograph has some worn tattered edges that look like it was rolled up and probably carried in Pfc, Peter's pack. No telling how many miles it traveled in the back of a 6x6 or how many miles it traveled on his back. It probably had some foxhole time. If there is someone you remember that served in the 160th, Company A, his picture is probably here. Signatures of 105 of the men in the Company A photograph. At present, Ralph L. Peters,Pfc is the only man in the photograph that we can identify. He is, third row from top, ninth from left end, circled. Enlarged signatures identified when possible. Wayne Peters Glen Blasingim
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