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    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    CaptO, thanks for the reply. I didn't say anything else about my questions because I thought I might have touched on a sensitive subject, maybe something classified. That does answer my questions which were more curiosity than anything else. I loved the pictures, very interesting. Thanks for adding those. All retired, you certainly do look young in those pictures. Thanks for your service.
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    Gekko, thanks for your post and the picture of your Dad. I have looked in my copy of the 160th ECB book and cannot add any information to yours. I know that there were men in the 160th that were not included in the book. I know there are pictures from France, Luxembourg, Germany and Austria that are included in the book, but I do not know when the group pictures were taken or when the rosters were made up. For most of his life my Dad did not talk about his time in the service either. I was blessed that he lived to be 100 years old and in the last few years we talked a lot about those days. If I learn anything about your Dad, Dominick Tedesco, I will share it. If you learn more please share it with us. Find out everything you can about your Dad's service and put something together for his grandson. Let's never forget what those guys went through for us. Thanks again, Glen Blasingim.
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    This memory of my Dad's comes to mind occasionally. It is something he remembered after so many years so I will share it. Harold G. Baxter, Tec5, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was the only man that could get B Company together in one place. When the brass called the company together Dad said they usually got about 75%, or less. The engineers didn't have a lot of interest in words from the top, company news or attaboys. But when word got around that Harold was calling the get together, 600+ engineers gathered around ( the Colonel learned to take advantage of this ). His secret word was mailcall. Letters and packages from home were what every engineers heart needed. Harold is shown in this picture with some of his friends. He is kneeling in the front on the viewers left.
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    160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

    Thanks Michael. Numbers 69 and 71 both could be one of two engineers. I listed them like your Dad did but I can't narrow it down. Maybe Wayne Nichols, nephew of Robert Nichols will weigh in on this. I do not have a way to contact him, he might see this and respond.
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    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. 71 Todd, Pfc., 1st Platoon 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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