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my name is Larry Heck. My grandfather was Clayton Runnions, he was in Co. F 344th engineers, general service. I know that he was with the 5th army, 7th army and the VI corps. He was in the batles and Campaigns in : Rhineland, Rome-Arno, Napples-Foggia, Northern France, and Central Europe. Does anyone know of the 344th?

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You're in luck my new friend. Check out the following post that can be found here.

 

http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/eng...p?showtopic=700

 

You can find info on other engineering units in the Lost and Found section and also the WWII Engineer section here on the forum.

 

Let me know if I can be of further service. I'm always happy to help out and pleased that you found our site and joined our forum. Welcome! :pdt34:

Edited by Walt's Daughter
corrected URL

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Welcome to our forum and a very Happy 4th of July to you. Would love to hear more about your grandfather Richard.

 

Sorry don't know what the heck is going on with the referenced link above. Let me check it out! :huh:

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Well here we go. I forgot that we changed over to a new server, so anything posted earlier was still referring to the old one. Sorry about that!

 

 

http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/eng...p?showtopic=700

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Hi:

 

I have an entire booklet of engineer insignias and the 344th Eng Regiment is there too. Here ya go.

 

If anyone else ever needs WWII engineer insignia, just let me know. This is from the American Society of Military Insignia Collectors. They were kind of enough to copy all the pages for me. Thanks guys. You're great!

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Just copied it straight from the book of Engineer DI's (Distinctive Insignia). Here's the lowdown from their book.

 

http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/doc...anations001.pdf

 

 

There is another section that is JUST shoulder patches and just lists a few, but most of the time they are one and the same. pdt34:

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Hi Marion,

 

My dad served with the 344th Engineer General Service Regiment, in

Company D. Do you know of unit insignia or patches that may be

available for this unit?

 

Thanks,

Rick Elverson

Amherst, New Hampshire

 

I wrote back to him and pointed him to this topic.

 

He sent me a panoramic photo. Here's what he said:

 

Please see the attachment. My father, William F Elverson, is in row

2, 26th person from the left.

 

Enjoy,

Rick Elverson

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Guest Caryl-280ECB

Don't suppose you have the 280th's insignia in there do you? I THINK I have it, I'm just curious what's in your little black book :P

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Hello,

my name is Larry Heck. My grandfather was Clayton Runnions, he was in Co. F 344th engineers, general service. I know that he was with the 5th army, 7th army and the VI corps. He was in the batles and Campaigns in : Rhineland, Rome-Arno, Napples-Foggia, Northern France, and Central Europe. Does anyone know of the 344th?

 

My dad was in e 344th Engineering General Service Regiment in Company D. There is approximately 320 pages of unit history for this unit's service during World War II at the National Archives in College Park, MD. I will be going there next month to view the materials that their librarian made me aware of based on written inquiry. I could tell you a gosod bit based on my past year of research. What exactly are you looking for?

 

Rick Elverson Son of William F Elverson

Amherst, NH

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Don't suppose you have the 280th's insignia in there do you? I THINK I have it, I'm just curious what's in your little black book :P

 

In fact we have the 280th's DUI right here on the forum:

 

http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/engforum/index.php?showtopic=6350

 

Scroll all the way down and see embedded attachment.

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Rick, so nice to see you hear. Enjoyed chatting with you via email.

 

You must be so excited about going to Maryland. That's great. I know how excited I was when I received all the documents for the 540th.

 

Have fun and good luck.

 

My dad was in e 344th Engineering General Service Regiment in Company D. There is approximately 320 pages of unit history for this unit's service during World War II at the National Archives in College Park, MD. I will be going there next month to view the materials that their librarian made me aware of based on written inquiry. I could tell you a gosod bit based on my past year of research. What exactly are you looking for?

 

Rick Elverson Son of William F Elverson

Amherst, NH

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