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Thank you for sharing T5 George Chandler memorial with us. My father, Walter N. Curlock, T4, 1058th PC & R Group, was welding on the Ludendorf Bridge when it collapsed and fell into the Rhine River. My father injured his back badly, but he told me although he was in shock at the time, he never-the-less searched up and down the river trying to find his buddies who had fell into the raging river after the collapse if the bridge. It was a traumatic time for all those involved.

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I can't even imagine what they went through that day. It's the stuff that makes up nightmares!

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Looks like this area has been quiet for a while.  But for anyone out there my father, Donald Sloan, was a Master Sargent in the 1058 PC&R .  His photo album from WWII starts with pictures  from Wales, then on to Cherbourg, Remouchamps, Remagen, Antwerp, Marseilles and ends with the Philippines.    I was elated to find this site since for years I was unable to find out anything about the 1058 PC&R.  This site has helped me put the puzzle together in a way that makes a more complete picture. Now the stories I heard growing up can be put in some order.    

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Wonderful news and welcome to our forum. So glad you found us. Delighted that I could help you tie up some loose ends. 

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On 7/25/2018 at 5:22 PM, C Sloan said:

Looks like this area has been quiet for a while.  But for anyone out there my father, Donald Sloan, was a Master Sargent in the 1058 PC&R .  His photo album from WWII starts with pictures  from Wales, then on to Cherbourg, Remouchamps, Remagen, Antwerp, Marseilles and ends with the Philippines.    I was elated to find this site since for years I was unable to find out anything about the 1058 PC&R.  This site has helped me put the puzzle together in a way that makes a more complete picture. Now the stories I heard growing up can be put in some order.    

Glad to hear from you. My father, Walter N.P. Curlock was with the 1058th PC &R Group throughout. I have quite a bit of info on the 1058th as I hired a researcher 2 years ago to retrieve the units reports and all other pertinent information on the 1058th PC & R Group. They were involved in many battles and campaigns most notable was the Battle of the Bulge and the repair and ultimate collapse of the Ludendoroff Bridge at Remagen.  I have many pictures but cannot identify where some were taken. You can read about the Ludendorff Bridge along with videos on Utube and various newspaper articles published in Stars and Stripes which I have if you would like could email them to you.

I too have some stories and would enjoy trading them with you as my father passed in 1991 and didn't talk much about his experiences in WWII.

One reason you cannot find out much about the 1058th is because they were often attached to other units. 

 

 

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 1st Army...1058th PC &R Group was attached to different units at times in the ET. A lot is not written about the 1058th due to this issue. You Tube has a video on the collapse of the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen which is very informative.

They also participated in the Battle of the Buldge and several other campaigns including being shipped to the Phillipines (to help with ending the war in Japan) after the surrender of Germany. 

I have some information as to their whereabouts on most given days through  unit morning reports if any one is interested or can give you the information on the researcher I hired.

 

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