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  Carl F Huth Jr. Missing WWII Photo
Posted by: Natalie Z - 09-15-2023, 03:11 PM - Forum: LOOKING FOR... - No Replies

Carl F Huth Jr. (from Tiffin, Ohio) was Honorably Discharged as having served in the 2731st Engineer Light Equipment Company. He was enlisted in the US Army from 10/2/1942 to 11/11/1945 and served overseas from 7/16/1943 to 8/23/1945. Here is a photo of Carl F Huth Jr during WWII at what we believe to be Marseille, France (not sure - could be Germany or Austria as well). There is another photo of him on a scooter/motorcycle at this same location that was provided to us a few years back, but we no longer have access to it. We have looked everywhere for this second missing photo (of him on motorcycle/scooter) but can't find it. Not sure if anyone is familiar with this location, or has access to the other missing photo by chance? Fingers crossed!!! Thank you for any help you can provide. 

(2 photos attached, original photo and a colorized photo with Carl removed so the background is easier to identify)



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  2731st Engineer Light Equipment Company
Posted by: Natalie Z - 09-15-2023, 02:37 PM - Forum: WWII ENGINEERS - Replies (1)

Carl F Huth Jr. (from Tiffin, Ohio) was Honorably Discharged as having served in the 2731st Engineer Light Equipment Company. He was enlisted in the US Army from 10/2/1942 to 11/11/1945 and served overseas from 7/16/1943 to 8/23/1945. There is little known about this company, so I wanted to share my research results and see if there was any additional information available regarding either 2731st or Carl F Huth Jr.

World War 2 Timeline

  • 5/15/1944: 2731st Engineer Light Equipment Company constituted
  • 6/1944: 2731st Engineer Light Equipment Company activated in Camp Breckinridge, KY
  • 1/16/1945 to 3/22/1945: 2731st is in France
  • 3/1/1945: 2731st is attached to 343rd Engineers GS Regiment (343rd Engineers are attached to 7th Army)
  • 3/23/1945 to 6/15/1945: 2731st is in Germany/Austria (attached to 343rd Engineers GS Regiment)
  • 4/1/1945: 343rd in Germany around Wurzburg/Ludwigsburg area (?)
  • 5/29/1945: 343rd detached from 7th Army
  • 6/3/1945: 2731st receives commendation for their work from 343rd. Col. Richard B. Dunbar, C.O. of the 2nd Battalion / 343th Engineer (General Services Regiment) to the 2731st Engineer Light Equipment Company. Comments on support for the "past several months." The commendation is endorsed by B.G. Garrison H. Davidson, Office of Engineers, HQ Seventh Army.
                  o Helped build first fixed span bridge over the Rhine

  •  6/10/1945: 2731st is no longer attached to 343rd Engineers GS Regiment
  •  6/16/1945 to 8/23/1945: 2731st is in France.
  • 8/23/1945 to 9/2/1945: 2731st travels home from Europe to USA on ship (Marseille, France to Camp Patrick Henry, Hampton Roads/Newport News, VA)
  • 9/2/1945: Receive letter for 30 days leave (TDY) and to report to new “Reception Station” Camp Atterbury, IN  (or various camps, shown in attachments)
  • 10/2/1945: Leave over, report to Camp Atterbury, IN  (or various camps, shown in attachments)
  • 11/11/1945: Discharges – Camp Atterbury, IN (or various camps, shown in attachments)
  • 11/13/1945: 2731st Engineer Light Equipment Company inactivated in Camp Breckinridge, KY
List of places visited:
• Camp Luck Strike
• St Valeryen Caux, Normandy
• Fecamp, Normandy
• Nancy
• Sarralbe
• Sarreguemines
• Saar
• Blies
• Blieskastel
• Bitche
• Abweiler
• Kaiserslautern
• Landstuhl
• Nuenberg
• Badonviller
• Ulm
• Innsbrook
• Ober Ammergan
• Munich
• Landsberg
• Oirmasens
• Bad Canstatt
• Karisruhe
• Paris
• Bruchasal
• Moyenvic
• Marsilles
• Dijon
• Mujalack
• Maulbronn
• Heilbronn
• Neckar
• Hamm
• Blies
• Ludwigshaven
• Ludwigsberg
• Steinach

Medals Received by 2731st
• European African Middle Eastern (EAME) Theater Ribbon w/ per WD GO #33/45
• Good Conduct Ribbon
• WW2 Victory Medal

The 2731st had roughly 100-120 men (4 officers & 114 enlisted men). Duties included furnished supplementary equipment with operators to engineer combat battalions and operated as a replacement pool for construction equipment. hey were often attached to 343rd Engineers GS Regiment and the 7th Army (typically attached to corps/army). The 343rd regiment would have been about 1000-1200 men. The Commanding Officer of 2731st was Captain William Atterberry. One of the platoon leaders from 7/1944 to 9/1945 was Samuel T Caldwell. 2731st is now known as 297th today. 

Here is a photo of Carl F Huth Jr during WWII at what we believe to be Marseille, France (not sure - could be Germany or Austria as well). There is another photo of him on a scooter/motorcycle at this same location that was provided to us a few years back, but we no longer have access to it. Not sure if anyone is familiar with this location, or has access to the other missing photo by chance?



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  Tracing an Army Group's Path During WWII
Posted by: lsedels - 03-26-2023, 01:44 AM - Forum: INSTRUCTIONS FOR RESEARCH - No Replies

My Dad was a 49th Combat Engineer in the Normandy invasion. I know that this unit landed on Utah Beach. But I would like to find out what happened to them in the weeks/months afterwards. I believe my Dad had pictures of one of the concentration camps so I have reason to believe that he was eventually in Germany. But I'd like to trace his unit for at least a few weeks after landing at Utah in possible preparation for a trip to Normandy where I wanted to hire a private tour guide.

Has anyone been through this before?

Larry

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  Looking for an Emcee - May 20, 2023
Posted by: PDP2020 - 02-08-2023, 11:31 AM - Forum: MARION'S NEWS n UPDATES n BABBLINGS... - No Replies

Hello everyone:

A friend called the other day and told me of his involvement in a WWII music-filled event taking place at the Novi, Michigan library on May 20, 2023. They are looking for a Bob Hope like emcee to introduce the acts, tell some jokes, etc. If you or anyone else might be interested, please contact ASAP! 

This will be a fun day and who knows, you may get to meet yours truly too.  Tongue  

P.S. There is a small monetary pay-out, but the big plus is taking a trip down memory lane.   Shy

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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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