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  116th engineer
Posted by: ColinPh1963 - 10-07-2020, 07:29 AM - Forum: LOOKING FOR... - No Replies

Hello all

First i would like to apologize for my poor english, and i hope you will understand what i want to say Angel
I've been able to purchase an helmet shell recently, trough another french collector, but with very nice markings inside : Major William john Dorner, O-342380
It seems he was with the 116th engineer in 1941, maybe 133th a bit later ? i still looking for more informations about that.
i've read here : https://www.idahoheroes.org/116th-engine...alion.html
that the 116th engineer was on Pacific Theater,and that 2 companys have been commited in E.T.O, then the presence of the E.T.O bar on the helmet the makes me wonder
if he hasnt been also in Europe. Huh

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Now i've been looking for more nformations about this man and its units
from my side , the few i obtained is from a document dated (Census ?) 1940

Name: William J Dorner
Respondent: Yes
Age: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Oregon
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Arlington, Gilliam, Oregon
Map of Home in 1940:
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Portland, Multnomah, Oregon
Residence in 1935: Portland, Multnomah, Oregon
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 3B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 67
Occupation: Civil Engineer
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 23
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: College, 4th year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 44
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in Government work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 2100
Income Other Sources: No
Household Members Age Relationship
William J Dorner 31 Head
Ann Dorner      26 Wife

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  From France
Posted by: ColinPh1963 - 10-07-2020, 07:09 AM - Forum: Introduce Yourself! - No Replies

Hello all,
i'm happy that my answer for registration has been accepted here.
i'm living in France, North East, a bit south of Nancy. This zone has been heavily hit in 1944 ,From beginning September to the End of the year ,and even later for other cities located in Moselle, and Alsace sectors.
I'm a collector of american relics what we find here ,and also a reenactor for the 35th infantry division "Santa Fé" which liberated my village.

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  247th USACE
Posted by: Chris J LaBoda - 12-31-2019, 06:11 PM - Forum: WWII ENGINEERS - Replies (2)

My father, John A LaBoda was in the 247th Company B. He very rarely spoke about the war. He did mention the pillboxes, fighting in hedgerows  and the time they poured gas down the ventilation shafts. It was interesting to read the same story on Faces Beyond The Graves. http://www.facesbeyondthegraves.com/pagina78.html

Here is something you don't see often. This is his DD214 that barely survived the 1973 fire at The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). This is the copy that they sent to me


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  Happy New Year 2020!
Posted by: Walt's Daughter - 12-31-2019, 11:32 AM - Forum: MARION'S NEWS n UPDATES n BABBLINGS... - No Replies

Wishing you a very happy and healthy new year! 


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  An interview with my friend Filip
Posted by: Walt's Daughter - 12-19-2019, 05:53 PM - Forum: TV Shows, Film, Videos - No Replies

An interview with my friend Filip from Belgium 


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