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http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ky/ba...t34wwiicasu.txt

 

 

Could this be him? If so he was from Ballard County, Kentucky.

 

Let's hope someone sees this post and can give us more information regarding this WWII soldier.

 

You could also write to some of the contacts that I have listed regarding research.

 

http://208.56.11.96/Invision/index.php?showtopic=23

 

I would try contacting the Army Corps of Engineers first. They have records on MOST engineer units. Maybe they would have a roster with his name in it.

 

Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#12

Greetings from a new member. My Dad was in the 372GS Regiment Co A and it is absolutely great to finally find a few others connected to that unit.

 

I had no idea, before reading about it here, that the 372 was part of Task Force Reed. My dad must not have been directly involved in capturing the Lipazzanners or I think I would remember that story!

 

2 stories: My dad got off a bus in London to buy my mother a rose, and before he went back down the street to get back on a buzz bomb hit the bus! I owe my life to that rose seller! My mom kept that rose pressed until it disintegrated. :)

 

Dad told the story about his best friend, his "buddy" in the system, and how they were delegated to clearing a small road in a town in Belgium, if I recall. His friend triggerred a booby trap and was killed. I wish I could remember and honor his name. :(

 

Here is part of the order of battle for the 3rd Army; the 372 was part of Manton Eddy's XII Corps.

 

Regards,

 

Rick Lindquist

 

XII Corps

Maj. Gen. Manton S. Eddy

2 Cavalry Group, Mechanized

808 Tank Destroyer Battalion

161, 244, 277, 334, 336, and 736 Field Artillery Battalions

276 Armored Field Artillery Battalion

177 Field Artillery Group

215, 255, and 775 Field Artillery Battalions

182 Field Artillery Group

802, 945, and 974 Field Artillery Battalions

183 Field Artillery Group

695 and 776 Field Artillery Battalions

404 Field Artillery Group

273, 512, and 752 Field Artillery Battalions

372, 398, and 1303 Engineer General Service Regiments

452 and 457 Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalions

1103 Engineer Combat Group

106 and 204 Engineer Combat Battalions

 

4th Infantry Division ("Ivy"--for IV)

Maj. Gen. Raymond O. Barton

8, 12, and 22 Infantry Regiments

20, 29, 42, and 44 Field Artillery Battalions

4 Engineer Combat Battalion

70 Tank Battalion

802 and 803 Tank Destroyer Battalions

377 Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion

The division landed on UTAH Beach on D-Day, fought in Normandy, helped liberate Paris, penetrated the Siegfried Line on the Schnee Eifel, and fought in the Hurtgen Forest.

 

5th Infantry Division ("Red Diamond")

Maj. Gen. S. Leroy Irwin

2, 10, and 11 Infantry Regiments

19, 21, 46, and 50 Field Artillery Battalions

7 Engineer Combat Battalion

737 Tank Battalion

818 Tank Destroyer Battalion

449 Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion

The division entered combat in Normandy in July and took heavy casualties in the fall fighting for Metz.

 

10th Armored Division ("Tiger")

Maj. Gen. William H. H. Morris, Jr.

CCA, CCB and CCR

20, 54, and 61 Armored Infantry Battalions

3, 11, and 21 Tank Battalions

419, 420, and 423 Armored Field Artillery Battalions

609 Tank Destroyer Battalion

55 Armored Engineer Battalion

90 Reconnaissance Squadron

796 Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion

The division entered the line in Lorraine in late September and participated in the encirclement of Metz and the drive to the Saar River.

 

80th Infantry Division ("Blue Ridge")

Maj. Gen. Horace L. McBride

317, 318, and 319 Infantry Regiments

313, 314, 315, and 905 Field Artillery Battalions

305 Engineer Combat Battalion

702 Tank Battalion

610 Tank Destroyer Battalion

633 Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion

The division began fighting in Normandy in August, had a hard fight for a crossing of the Moselle River in September, and in November participated in the drive to the Saar River.

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#13

Ricklind:

 

Was so thrilled to see your post when I returned home today. I am pretty tired after getting back from my trip to the 48th Combat Engineer's reunion, but wanted to say a quick welcome before I got some shut-eye this evening.

 

I know Henk will be so grateful to see the info and to hear from you. Thanks for not only helping him, but for filling all of us in on your father and his unit.

 

I will take more time to read your post tomorrow, when I'm not so sleepy. Nice to make your acquaintance.

 

:pdt20:

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#14

Here's another 372nd GS Engineer fallen soldier and husband:

 

 

Gregg, Charles Emory, d. May 16, 1968, Tec/5, Army, Company A, 372 Engineers GS Regt CE, WWII, Husband of Edith, bur. May 21, 1968, Sec. G #1

 

From this site:

 

 

http://www.interment.net/data/us/mt/bighor...natl/cust_g.htm

 

I'll check my photo for his name as soon as I get it back; I'm having it electronically restored and will uplink it when I get it back.

 

Regards.

 

Rick

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#15

:pdt34::pdt34: Will look forward to seeing it.

 

2 stories: My dad got off a bus in London to buy my mother a rose, and before he went back down the street to get back on a buzz bomb hit the bus! I owe my life to that rose seller! My mom kept that rose pressed until it disintegrated. 

 

Dad told the story about his best friend, his "buddy" in the system, and how they were delegated to clearing a small road in a town in Belgium, if I recall. His friend triggerred a booby trap and was killed. I wish I could remember and honor his name. 

 

Those are the kind of stories that give one goosebumps. I'm sure he relived those memories over and over and over again. :unsure:

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#16

:pdt34:  :pdt34: Will look forward to seeing it. 

 

2 stories: My dad got off a bus in London to buy my mother a rose, and before he went back down the street to get back on a buzz bomb hit the bus! I owe my life to that rose seller! My mom kept that rose pressed until it disintegrated. 

 

Dad told the story about his best friend, his "buddy" in the system, and how they were delegated to clearing a small road in a town in Belgium, if I recall. His friend triggerred a booby trap and was killed. I wish I could remember and honor his name. 

 

Those are the kind of stories that give one goosebumps. I'm sure he relived those memories over and over and over again. :unsure:

 

dear Ricklind, I read your message and if you read this please contacted me.

I àm searching information about the 372 engr.sv gen. service.

On new member of holland you can reed why.

 

So please contacted me.

With kind regards, Henk :pdt34:

:direct:

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#17

Please note that you can contact him directly by clicking on his name "Rickland' in any of his posts. Hope that helps!

 

:pdt34:

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#18

Thank you Marion,I`have now send Ricklind a E-mail.

:pdt34: I hope to hear from him.

later on I wil send you a message for what I have found sofar.

bye,Henk :D

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#19

hello Marion,

I want to tell you that i have met on your site Steve Dall.

He`s searcing to for information about 372 engr.

He `s tell me he nows 9 veterans and he will forward my request.

Is that not great :pdt34:

I`am waiting on his second message and hopefully he send me more details about them.

If so,you are the first to now.

:clock:

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#20

That is great news. Thanks for keeping me posted on the outcome. Three cheers! :pdt34::pdt34::pdt34::drinkin::drinkin::drinkin:

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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