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  147th Combat Engineers at Omaha
Posted by: Alain147 - 02-03-2022, 08:05 AM - Forum: WWII ENGINEERS - No Replies

Hello from Normandy, France.
Just a quick post to share pictures of the memorial monument of the 147th CE.

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The monument is located in a yard of the castle of Englescqueville-Percée, 3km west from Vierville-sur-Mer (Omaha D1 exit). The 147th has been settled in the castle until mid november 1944. They used barracks built by the germans to shelter workers of the Atlantic Wall.

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This picture has been taken beginning of november 1944 when the memorial was inaugurated.
Wooden barracks can be seen in the back. They have been destroyed since.

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Proudly posing in front of the monument.
Any information on the identity of this soldier?

The owner of castle, Mr Bernard Lebrec, is a really passionate man, dedicated to the memory of the 147th. If anybody intents to visit Normandy, i strongly recommend to visit the castle and discuss with him. The castle has been owned by his family for a while and they produced excellent cider and calvados .
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Alain

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  hello from Normandy
Posted by: Alain147 - 11-10-2021, 02:30 PM - Forum: Introduce Yourself! - Replies (2)

Hello everybody @ 6thcorpscombatengineers.com

Many thanks to Marion for letting me in Smile 

I am passionate in history and especially ww2 since i was a teenager. And of course D-Day and Normandy campaign.
I live near Caen, Normandy, France, close to hill-112 SW of Caen in a house which has been occupied by germans officers, a barn have been burnt here, i often find Mauser cartridges in my garden, and 2 weeks ago, i found a german bike rear licence plate while walking in the countryside with my dog.
War memory is everywhere... difficult to forget what took place here around, however remembrance is mandatory.

As my nickname may hint, I am currently researching information about the 147th engineers Bat. which took part of the D-Day, as member of the 6th ESB, 1th Army.
The 147th walked the sand in the first wave in front of Vierville and suffered heavy casualties. It then secured roads and took part in airport A-1 building along with USAAF engineers at Englesqueville-la-Percée between Omaha and La pointe du Hoc (http://www.6juin1944.com/assaut/9usaaf/9alg.php?page=a1). They stayed in the castle of Englesqueville where there still stands a memorial (i will post the pictures soon).

I would appreciated any help finding information of the 147th.
BR
Alain

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  Lionel M from France
Posted by: Lionel M - 10-26-2021, 01:41 PM - Forum: Introduce Yourself! - No Replies

Hello everyone

First I would like to thank Marion for creating one account for me !

I am a french passionate of history and especially about the liberation of my department. Most of my researchs are on the 4th armored division who had to fight a hard battle to liberate the town of TROYES. I try to find all the soldiers who died during this battle and i hope the town will recognize them by their deeds and build a monument dedicated to their memories.

The 133th Engineer Combat Battalion played a role in protecting south flank of 4th armored and they lost many men prisonners in a german ambush.

I hope to learn more about the 133TH on this forum.
I already met a veteran's son with the forum. Thank to Eric Aho i had some very interesting elements about the events of the end of August 44.

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Lionel M

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  1298th Combat Engineers Battalion
Posted by: ehjlsch - 04-28-2021, 07:31 PM - Forum: OTHER WWII UNIT STORIES AND INFO - No Replies

My Dad served with the 1298th Combat Engineers Battalion during WWII.  Unit was activated June 1944 at Camp Rucker, Alabama and deactivated January 1946 in Japan.  I have platoon photos of Company B which has 1st, 2nd, and 3rd platoons and a fourth platoon listed simple as Company B.  Would that not be 4th platoon??  I guess my question is about platoon structure within a Combat Engineers Battalion. Any help would be appreciated.

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  Farewell Capt John Fallon 36th Engineer
Posted by: PDP2020 - 04-27-2021, 08:06 AM - Forum: Announcements, Get Well Wishes & Farewells - Replies (2)

It is with great sorrow that I report the loss of Captain John Fallon of the 36th Engineer Regiment of WWII. RIP dearest of friends. So many memories to share, but a little to early for me to comprehend your passing. 

The funeral is Thursday, April 29, 2021  at 11:00 am at Maris Stella Church - 252 50th St, Avalon, NJ 08202 with visitation from 10 to 11 am. 
Interment is at the Cape May County Veteran's Cemetery - 127 Crest Haven Rd, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. 
Luncheon following at the Stone Harbor Yacht Club located at 9001 Sunset Drive Stone Harbor, NJ 08247



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