1377th Engineer Petroleum
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The 705th petroleum Engineers arrived in North Africa on September 2nd 1943 and took extensive training in petroleum engineering. They were then shipped out to Italy and arrived in Naples in late November of 1943. Upon arrival they were attached to the 696th Engineer Petroleum Distribution Co. They then started to construct pipelines as far as the Volturno River. By January 1944 they were only 3 miles from Monte Cassino. Once the winter line was broken they made the drive to Rome setting up several installations along the way. They also receive credit for the Po Valley Campaign. My father had very fond memories of Rome and Naples. He hardly spoke about north Africa, it must have been an awful place. He also spoke about having to feed 200 plus people everyday and having to run patrols and guard duty at night because of all the pilfering of gasoline. I have a question did all the the people in the army run off the point system? On his discharge papers he had 69 points, didn't you need 85?

 

 

 

Gary

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1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Melissa - 12-11-2008, 05:45 AM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by colinhotham - 12-11-2008, 06:11 AM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by SonofaMP - 12-11-2008, 01:44 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Walt's Daughter - 12-11-2008, 10:34 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Gary Van Domelen - 08-01-2010, 03:01 AM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Walt's Daughter - 08-01-2010, 11:50 AM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by SonofaMP - 08-01-2010, 12:33 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by SonofaMP - 08-01-2010, 02:15 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Gary Van Domelen - 08-04-2010, 07:05 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by SonofaMP - 08-04-2010, 07:11 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Gary Van Domelen - 08-04-2010, 07:19 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by SonofaMP - 08-04-2010, 08:07 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Walt's Daughter - 08-04-2010, 08:59 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Gary Van Domelen - 08-04-2010, 10:56 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Walt's Daughter - 08-05-2010, 12:12 AM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Gary Van Domelen - 08-05-2010, 07:53 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Gary Van Domelen - 08-05-2010, 07:55 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Walt's Daughter - 08-05-2010, 08:05 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Gary Van Domelen - 08-17-2010, 10:30 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Walt's Daughter - 08-18-2010, 12:16 AM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Gary Van Domelen - 08-23-2010, 02:30 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Walt's Daughter - 08-23-2010, 02:35 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Gary Van Domelen - 08-24-2010, 10:15 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Walt's Daughter - 08-24-2010, 10:27 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Gary Van Domelen - 08-28-2010, 11:43 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by SonofaMP - 08-29-2010, 05:14 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by SonofaMP - 08-30-2010, 04:18 PM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Walt's Daughter - 08-31-2010, 11:15 AM
1377th Engineer Petroleum - by Gary Van Domelen - 01-18-2011, 12:22 AM

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