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  Merry Christmas 2022
Posted by: CaptO - 12-26-2022, 08:50 PM - Forum: Shooting the Breeze - No Replies

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Hope everyone has a good one. Hoping that 2023 will see some more traffic at this site. I really miss those heady days of yore when we have some many active people (including many WWII vets). Here's to you, members past and present!

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  The 187th Engineer Combat Bn
Posted by: PDP2020 - 12-05-2022, 04:48 PM - Forum: WWII ENGINEERS - No Replies

Hi everyone: 

Posting this information for my friend, Trapper54.

"Hi Marion

I am working on the 187th engineer combat battalion and was wondering if you could add a note on your site which would send people looking for the 187th to my page. I am running out of information to post and need some help. Thanks, Ron

Contact us at the187thengcobn@aol.com

You can sign up for more information at 187th Engineering Combat Bn

P.S. As a note of interest, Ron sent a kind donation to me earlier this year in support of our WWII site. Many thanks and Merry Christmas and Happy 2023!

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  250 Engineer Battalion Company Research
Posted by: R Eric - 11-08-2022, 03:27 AM - Forum: WWII ENGINEERS - No Replies


I research some informations on this veteran Warren G Robinson who served in the 250 ECB during ww2. 

He passed away in 2000 and come from NJ.

Thanks for the help. 



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  Engineer's Sign Reproduction Kit
Posted by: Alain147 - 03-26-2022, 03:01 PM - Forum: Collectables - No Replies

Hello to everyone from France!!
A few day ago, I drove to Belgium to pick a massive chest I haven't seen anywhere before.

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Unfortunately, there is no inventory sheet stuck inside of the lid (as it usually lists the content).
Does anybody have information about this chest? its content? any pictures?
I would greatly appreciate any help.

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  387th Engineer Battalion in Italy
Posted by: FSavage - 03-24-2022, 06:59 PM - Forum: VI CORPS AND 5TH & 7TH ARMIES - Replies (3)


Greetings to all users of this site !!!!!!!!!!
I have been using this fine site for several years as a resource for various research projects into U.S. Army engineer units which served in Italy during WWII. 
My father, Frazier Savage, served in the H&S Company of the 316th ECB (91st INF DIV) from AUG 1943 thru the unit's inactivation at Camp Rucker (AL) in NOV 1945. Afterwards, he was assigned to the engineering section of 1st Army HQ, which was then based at Fort Bragg (NC) but subsequently relocated to Fort Jay (NY) in JUN 1946. In 1948, my dad attended Army Intel School and then joined the Attache' Section of the Pentagon to which he remained assigned until his retirement in 1970 after an Army career of just over 30 years.
In keeping with the stoicism of many men of his generation, my dad spoke little of his wartime experiences. He unfortunately passed away not long after retirement and before I was mature enough to show real interest or ask meaningful questions about his experiences in the Army. After raising my own kids and seeing them stand on their own feet as adults, I found myself yearning to understand my own father's history, and ... thanks to the miracle of the internet, plus a little luck and the help of many like-minded people ... I have learned a lot. 
In my research, and owing to the fact that I am an engineer by trade myself, I have developed a broad interest in the amazing accomplishments of US Army engineer units during WWII and I have been collecting original vintage photos of engineering projects underway in Italy. At this time, I have decided that this site will be a good place to share some of my photos, which leads me to the topic of this thread.
The 387th ENG Bn arrived in Italy at Naples-Bagnoli in OCT 1943, initially attached to Peninsular Base Section. In JAN 1944, the 387th came under operational control of Fifth Army, attached to VI Corps. At that time, Companies B and D were attached to the 540th ENG Combat Regt and travelled by water to Anzio harbor, as part of the initial unloading detail there. The photo image here is a scan of an original 8x10 in my collection which depicts men of the 387th (presumably either Companies A or C) grading a lot with heavy crushed rock in preparation for the staging of trucks used to haul supplies unloaded from ships at the adjacent Harbor of Naples. The photo was taken in early FEB 1944. In the background is the massive Castel Nuovo, and just off camera to the right is the Piazza del Municipio. Directly behind the photographer would be the Naples Maritime Station, with an array of docks stretching as far as the eye can see over the photographer's right shoulder.  Photo Credit: Bureau of Aeronautics. Source: Office of Public Information, U.S. Navy Department.
Adjacent to the 1944 photo is snippet from Google Earth depicting the same location today. The spot where the photographer evidently stood in 1944 is today the main parking lot for the Naples Maritime Station.

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