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#1 roque_riojas

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 10:36 PM

M-1  I have a freind, AMADOR BARBOSA,  THAT ISN'T DOING TO WELL.  WE TALKED
LAST NIGHT AT OUR, ''AMERICAN G.I. FORUM MEETING'',  HE DOESN'T HAVE ACCESS
TO THE INTERNET.  HE BELONGED TO THE 112 COMBAT ENGINEERS OF THE CLEVELAND
NATL. GUARD.  WENT IN AT NORMANDY, BATTLE OF THE BULGE AND WAS ATTACHED
TO, 1st ARMY, 5TH CORPS.  HE ASKED ME IF I COULD HELP HIM GET INFO   ON  THE
112TH COMBAT ENGINEERS.  SO NOW I'M SAYING     HELP!!     Rocky
   He came to me cause I'm the Vice Cmndr. of our Chapter.
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#2 Jeeper704

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:54 AM

A short description of their action at Omaha Beach, 06.06.1944:

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At Exit D-3, the Les Moulins draw between Dog Red and Easy Green, the 112th Engineer Combat Battalion commander was killed early on D-day, and the men were pinned down by enemy fire behind a seawall. Even with the assistance of a platoon of the 147th, which came in with most of its equipment during the day, the 112th Battalion was not able to open Exit D-3 until 2000.


Apparently, they were in support of the 116th Regiment/29th Infantry Division on D-Day.

From 02.09(September).1944, they were attached to the 4th Infantry Division.
So they probably were located in Luxembourg during the Battle of the Bulge.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 11:11 PM

Hi Rocky, the 112th ECB was under the 1121st Engineer Combat Group, supporting V Corps.
On the unit page on Military.com http://unitpages.mil...it.do?id=104139

it says "The Battalion HQ in BrookPark has the original reports of the WWII travels of the units."
Here`s a contact for the 112 from the Normandy Allies website:
112th Engineers Combat Bn
Mr. Jack M. Houghtlin
14909 Hummel Road,#28
Brook Park, OH 44142-2039
(216) 362-6361

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 12:37 AM

THANKS ALOT LARRY;  THE ABOVE INFO. GAVE ME SOMETHING TO GO ON.
I CALLED MY FREIND AND TOLD HIM, SO HE IS EXCITED AND I WILL SEE
HIM TOMORROW AT A  SENIORS LUNCHEON,   --THAT'S FOR OLD PEOPLE--
  FRIDAY IS MY SPECIAL DAY.         ROCKY---- armata_PDT_19.gif -GROUCH
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:59 AM

Erwin and Larry - thanks for helping Rocky!  armata_PDT_37.gif



Marion's note:  I removed the above four and started a new post within this WWII Engineers section. This was originally within a post where someone was introducing themselves, and really wasn't related.  Thanks!
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:31 PM

Marion,Erwin,Larry thank all y'all for the help.  I am going to see if I can get this
  C/Vet Engineer to see if he can make the next Honor Flight to D.C.  Oct. 1.
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Posted 23 August 2008 - 06:49 PM

No problem, glad I could be of a little help to you. armata_PDT_01.gif

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