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Our River - help needed

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Our River experts or information needed! As the historian for my father's WWII 284th Engr. C. Bn. - who served as Infantry at the Our, I've always been curious of the details of this crossing / battle (I feel it is fair enough to call it that) as they're severely lacking. I'm working with a 17th AB veteran (they took the hills), a 249th veteran (they build some bridges here), several 284th veterans (they replaced the 17th AB DIVISION as a BATTALION to guard Skyline Drive) and the 6th AD historian (they build more bridges and the 284th was assigned to). Does anyone else have any photos, information, documents, stories or help???? A book is needed on this subject as information is very very lacking (my end goal of this quest - some day - collaboration / credit is for sure an option). I will be at the Our in 3 or 4 weeks with a 284th veteran to go into the hills to try to find their foxholes and the pillbox they faced 100 yards to the East......

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Let's hope you get more information. How sweet that would be! I'll keep looking too!

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I only see this topic now, I am in touch with a battlefield guide who lives not too far away from that area. I don't know if you have a Facebook account Mikel but try to get in touch with Doug Mitchell. He might be able to help you

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22 hours ago, Frank Gubbels said:

I only see this topic now, I am in touch with a battlefield guide who lives not too far away from that area. I don't know if you have a Facebook account Mikel but try to get in touch with Doug Mitchell. He might be able to help you

Thank you Frank, I know Doug and he was extremely helpful during our recent trip over to the ETO.

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10 hours ago, mikel said:

Thank you Frank, I know Doug and he was extremely helpful during our recent trip over to the ETO.

Ah okay, you're already in touch with the most knowledgable guy there. I am glad to read he was your guide :)

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