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I am doing a bit of research for a friend who's father was in 1260 Combat Engineer Battalion which was attached to

Seventh Army. They moved from Seventh Army to Ninth Army in March 1945 and at wars end was at Dungelbeck, Germany.

 

I have searched Google, Yahoo etc..... and have been unable to find anything on this battalion. My friend has this information

from about a 15 page battalion newpaper that was put out at the time.

 

If anyone has any information or where I can find information on the 1260th please to let me know and

 

Thanks In Advance

 

Danny Underwood

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Welcome! Have your tried this yet?

 

Mr. Sherman Harris

4507 Doncaster Dr

Greensboro NC 27406-9722

 

336-674-5854

EMail: sharris@asapsc.com

 

He is listed as the main contact for the 1260th © Eng WWII

 

You should also try the suggested links and phone numbers listed in our Research section. Try Army Corps of Engineers, Office of History first. The you can also write to NARA in College Park Maryland to obtain the daily, weekly and monthly journals for the unit. All this information is within that section, along with other suggestions.

 

Let me know if you have any questions. Happy to help out!

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Thank you so much.

I start my at this point.

 

Danny

 

Welcome! Have your tried this yet?

 

Mr. Sherman Harris

4507 Doncaster Dr

Greensboro NC 27406-9722

 

336-674-5854

EMail: sharris@asapsc.com

 

He is listed as the main contact for the 1260th © Eng WWII

 

You should also try the suggested links and phone numbers listed in our Research section. Try Army Corps of Engineers, Office of History first. The you can also write to NARA in College Park Maryland to obtain the daily, weekly and monthly journals for the unit. All this information is within that section, along with other suggestions.

 

Let me know if you have any questions. Happy to help out!

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Danny:

You posted this email some time ago but your my only lead for info on the 1260th. Would love to hear from you about any information you found. My Father was in Co. A of the 1260..

David Veal

 

I am doing a bit of research for a friend who's father was in 1260 Combat Engineer Battalion which was attached to

Seventh Army. They moved from Seventh Army to Ninth Army in March 1945 and at wars end was at Dungelbeck, Germany.

 

I have searched Google, Yahoo etc..... and have been unable to find anything on this battalion. My friend has this information

from about a 15 page battalion newpaper that was put out at the time.

 

If anyone has any information or where I can find information on the 1260th please to let me know and

 

Thanks In Advance

 

Danny Underwood

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Hi everyone:

 

I am posting this for a new friend. I've already sent him the two above contacts (forum members). I will post the photos he sent in just a bit. Still have to download them...

 

 

Marion

 

Greetings,

very nice web site.

 

I noticed several people on your forums wanting information on the 1260th Engineer Combat Battalion.

My Father was in A Company, 1260th ECB during WWll

 

I have a magazine/booklet (30 pages or so, 11" x14") that contains a detailed history of the 1260th

 

from when they formed Feb. 10, 1944 at Camp Pickett, Virginia and stops at "on 14 June, 1945 began the four day journey to Assembly Area Command at Rheims. And here our story ends as we sweat out our long journey home."

 

And then it stops. There is no trip home so I am thinking maybe it was printed in Germany, before they knew when they were coming home.

 

This booklet also has a 2 page map of their path through France and Germany ending at Dungelbeck,

There is also lists of all the names of the guys, company by company with group photos.

 

I would be glad to share this with anybody looking for information on the 1260th.

 

Feel free to give out my email address if anybody would like some info.

 

I have enclosed a couple quick photos to show you the booklet

 

have a great day and once again, nice site

 

Regards,

 

Rick

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Here are the images

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Were they associated with 28th ID at one time? I just ask because of the keystone emblem on the picture. The men of the "Bloody Bucket" were in northern France and so they would not have been obviously collocated as it looks like the 1260th landed in S. France.

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Hi everyone:

 

I am posting this for a new friend. I've already sent him the two above contacts (forum members). I will post the photos he sent in just a bit. Still have to download them...

 

 

 

. Can you tell me were you got the book , of the 1260th combat enganiers . My grand father was in that unit from 1944 to 1945 his name is Thomas Virgil holland . I would love to have one or see yours . I have some pictures from the war he gave me I can send you. If it would help you any . He also has a good memory as far as names of people he served with if that would help you any . Any info you could pass my way would be greatly appreciated . Best regards Christopher lee

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Most of the battalion/regimental books were printed in Europe right after the war (this one was probably too), and were given to the men at that time. However, books like these may be still available through "hard-to-find" bookstores, etc. They are rare!

 

I will do a search this morning to see what I come up with.

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I am looking for any and all information on the 1260th, and on my Uncle George Duncan McPhee (Tec 5, 1914-1963, Buffalo, NY). Any help will be GREATLY appreciated. I visited him a number of times in the Buffalo VA hospital with my Mother after the war's end. His wife and both of his children, and my Mother (his "Sis): have past and I don't want him forgotten! A copy of the magazine/book mentioned about the 1260th would be appreciated beyond words.

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Just sent you Rick's email address via personal message. Didn't want to post on the forum in public. Let me know and welcome to the forum. Hope we can help you.

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Atrometer, you started another post yesterday, so I deleted it and am adding your comments here:

 

I am looking for information about my Uncle (1914 -1963) who was in the "Combat Engineers" (don't know what unit or where). His last pay voucher early 1946 says years of service 0, which of course cannot be correct. He went through Fort Dix, NJ (Basic), which in itself is strange as that's where I went through Basic there in 1960. Any info./help appreciated.

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I posted this in the other thread about the 1260th as well but I'm double posting just to be safe as I'd hate for someone to miss out on this as they seem to have been looking for it:

 

HEY! The battalion history is up on ebay! I just saw it tonight, sounds like it is exactly what you're looking for. It has 9 days left of bidding:

 

SCARCE WWII UNIT HISTORY BOOK - 1260TH ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION ETO FRANCE

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SCARCE-WWII-UNIT-HISTORY-BOOK-1260TH-ENGINEER-COMBAT-BATTALION-ETO-FRANCE-/381055034155?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58b8a6632b

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Thanks for posting this. These engineer books are rare and indeed, precious!

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I have this on my EBAY watch list. If someone from here is going to bid on it, please let me know by replying. If no one is going to pick it up, then I will place a bid. I don't want to compete with any members of this unit or their families.

 

:pdt12: :pdt12: :pdt12:

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