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2827th Engineer Battalion

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From a new friend. I am hooking him up with other members.


The 2827th was the new designation in early '45 for one of the battalions of the 36th Combat Engineers. The regiment started off as the 36th with three battlions; the 1st, 2nd and 3rd. In 1945 they became 2826th, 2827th and 2828th respectively.




My dad was in the 2827th Eng. Bn from 3-1-45 till at least August, 1945, and I think he was CO of Company C. I have a number of photos taken by him during those months. I can send you scans if you're interested, but need to know the best format, resolution, etc. you prefer. The photos include some of the 216 ft floating treadway bridge built at Liebi 27 April 1945.



I also have the Engineer situation reports from those months.



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Recently found this info. Thought I'd post it here since it mentions this specific battalion.


From this website: http://www.63rdinfdiv.com/attachedunits.html




The following units were attached to the 63rd Infantry Division during the periods indicated. Members of these units, during the periods indicated, are invited to join the 63d Infantry Division Association as ,"Associate Members".(Click "Join the 63d Inf Div Assn" to the right of this paragraph).



36th AAA AW Bn Mobile------------ 11 Feb-1 May 45.

353d AAA SL Bn, 1st Plat, Btry C- 16 Feb-30 Apr 45

749th Tank Bn, Co A----------------2 Mar-4 Mar 45

43d Tank Bn, Co C (12th Armd Div)--9 Mar-12 Mar 45

70th Tank Bn-----------------------12 Mar-18 Mar 45

740th Tank Bn----------------------17 Mar-28 Mar 45

Combat Command A 6th Armd Div--19 Mar-20 Mar 45. Consisting of the following units *15th Tank Bn--*9th Armd Inf Bn--*212th Armd FA Bn--*86th Cav Recon Sq, Trp A--*25th Armd Engr Bn, Co B.

753d Tank Bn--31 Mar-28 May 45

92d Cav Recon Sq (12th Armd Div)---15 Mar-16 Mar 45

116th Cav Recon Sq-----------------15 Mar-20 Mar 45

101st Cav Recon Sq------------------17 Mar-20 Mar 45

117th Cav Recon Sq----------------- 2 Apr-19 Apr 45

99th Chem Mortar Bn Co A-----------22 Feb-22 Mar 45

99th Chem Mortar Bn(-Co C)---------17 Mar-21 Mar 45

83d Chem Mortar Bn, Co A-----------31 Mar-19 Apr 45

99th Chem Mortar Bn (-Co B)--------19 Apr-28 May 45

256th Engr Combat Bn---------------14Mar-20 Mar 45

6638th Mine Clearing Platoon-------14 Mar-20 Mar 45

1271st Engr Combat Bn--------------29 Mar-14 Apr 45

2827th Engr Combat Bn--------------12 Apr-18 Apr 45

286th Engr Combat Bn---------------18 Apr-27 Apr 45

18th FA Bn (105 How)---------------13 Mar-21 Mar 45

522d FA Bn (105 How)---------------13 Mar-22 Mar 45

93d Armd FA Bn- 21-24 Mar 45

59th Armd FA Bn-------------------- 31 Mar-4 Apr 45

36th FA Group- 19 Apr-28 May 45

162d FA Bn (105 How)---------------8 May-28 May 45

65th Infantry (- Co A & C)---------30 Apr-12 May 45

822d TD Bn Self Prop---------------6 Feb-17 Mar 45

776th TD Bn Self Prop--------------16 Mar-21 Mar 45

822d TD Bn Self prop--------------- 21 Mar-28 May 45

692d TD Bn self prop---------------30 Mar-31 Mar 45

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This topic is for the 2827th. Jon, please post your request with a new topic. Thanks! 

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