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Rob D

#1484 Engineer Maint Co

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I am looking for any information on this group of Engineers. Photo taken 31 JU: 1945 - I have the list of names on the back and will post in this or a next frame depending on my PC Skills. To the best of my knowledge they were deployed from Fort Polk, LA to the west coast in FEB 1945 and to the Pacific about that same time and were mostly operating out of Manila until the end of the war.  My Dad is back row 5th in (With his left arm on the bench)  


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Check out this link;  it is to a page in the multi-volume report of the US Army Engineers in the SW Pacific.  If not in any large library near you, These volumes can be borrowed  via interlibrary loan and the US Army Military History Research Center.(old name).  More when I have time.

https://books.google.com/books?id=qIDgFaEiDokC&pg=PA182&lpg=PA182&dq=1484th+Engineer+Maintenance+Company&source=bl&ots=QR-KodFGBW&sig=hI_B6CbRQ6Clb272ToWuzCtefP8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjf38qAqPbZAhVh2oMKHfrGDsQQ6AEIMjAB#v=onepage&q=1484th Engineer Maintenance Company&f=false


ps.  I wrote my Ph.D thesis on the 978th Engineer Maintenance Company that served in the ETO.  I THINK I may have some material related to these companies.  I do know the first was the 56th Engineer Shop Company which in turn split with part of it (475th) ending up in Iceland.  It provided the cadre for the 978th...which in turn provided cadre for the 1478th AND the 1487th Engr Maintenance Companies.

The Table of Organization and Equipment (TO&E 5-157) identified a hq, contact and two maintenance platoons.  How the companies were used proves more complicated.  Some were in the combat zones, some in communication zone etc.  The 978th for example was attached to the XIXth Corps in the ETO, and the Corps engineer officer wanted it as close to the front lines as possible.  Others in other organizations were kept back......


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Looking forward to helping you anyway we can. 

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