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RoxieC

358th Engineers

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Hi Everyone! 

I am undertaking some family research and was hoping someone might have some information regarding the 358th Engineers, and their movements throughout WWII? 

My grandmother was courting with a 1st Lieutenant, based in the US Army and together they had a daughter. The child was put up for adoption and the Lieutenant disappeared in the beginning of 1945. My grandmother went on to marry another man and have 4 more daughters.

We are trying to trace the Lieutenant, and based on advice from this site (before i joined as a member), i have written to the Archives in St Louis, hoping they may be able to help me further. 

I was wondering whether anyone is able to help with the movements of the 358th Engineers, and shed some more light on their involvement in the war, where they were based, ANY information would be greatly received. 

I have also discovered someone who meets all the criteria, even name and rank, on findagrave.com, however don't want to get my hopes up on it being the same person until i hear back from the archiving place. (i sent a letter 2 weeks ago). 

If anyone has any questions, I will help as much as i can! 

Many thanks in advance to anyone with information.

Roxie (28, Oxfordshire)  

 

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I hope you find the answers you are seeking. I'm going to look through the forum to see if I can come up with unit info.

 

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Hi,

I wrote to the archives in St Louis and 8 weeks later have had a reply. I have manged to locate the Lieutenant! :) 

I couldn't be more pleased! They unfortunately, could not provide a photograph. 

Does anyone know how I would go about obtaining a military portrait? 

Many thanks.  

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That is a tough thing to track down. Probably the only way to possibly obtain one, is to see if the 358th has a unit book. Other than that, it's not normal for the archived unit records to have photos of the soldiers. 

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