1108th (48th/235th Bns) Photos
#1

These photos were taken in Italy. The men and I were trying to ascertain the exact location. Some of us thought maybe San Pietro, Monte Cassino...

 

Am going to upload all eight photos today. Here are the first. I just LOVE these. To all the members of the 48th who were at the reunion this past weekend in Port Huron Michigan, thank you for entrusting these precious photos to me. I hope we find out more about the location and the men who are in them.

 

We are also trying to ascertain whether these men were from the 48th or 235th Bn of the 1108th Engineer Combat Group.

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Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
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#2

Next...

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540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#3

The following two photos are my absolute faves. Aren't these great.

 

The first photo captures a lot of feeling.

 

Al supplied me his best guess at this photo:

 

I THINK...on left rear Lt Matulich, Walker Sorrel, Lt Jack Witt, Lt Sovine(?) all of Group or 235

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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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#4

The next photo taken of the same men finds a few bantering. Everyone at the reunion were wondering what was said in the photos. I'd give anything to know why several men in the bottom row are laughing about and the top man on the left has a great smirk! :lol::lol:

 

So many expressions in this one. Makes me wish I was there...

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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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#5

Thank God for scanners and photo software etc. I was able to sharpen all of these photos and adjust the brightness and contrast to bring out a lot more detail of the men and the surrounding landscape. In some of the photos a few of the men were out of focus, but I was able to bring in more detail so you can make out their faces, etc.

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Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
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#6

Man in "overalls".

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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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#7

Found out the following through Al Kincer of the 48th:

 

The Captain is Walker Sorrel, of Group Hq's., could have been in 235 at time of picture. The Lt. is Dallas Lynch of 235 & Group hqs. Walker became a doctor & I thought you might have met Dallas, he lost a foot, both men earned dsc'c. Walker died several years ago. Dallas lives in Little Rock.

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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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#8

Nine men standing in front of grove...

 

Al Kincer once again sent the following information:

 

This is probably picture of 235 hq or 1108 hq. Col Clark, on left commanded both. I don't really recognize any other of the officers. AL

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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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#9

Received this letter:

 

Hello mrs Marion J Chard, while conducting a personal photo research for painted M1 helmets I have stumbled across photos of combat engineers and landed on your site 6thcorpscombatengineers.com for which I congratulate with you.
The reason for writing you regards the post on your site entitled "1108th (48th/235th Bns) Photos" in this post beside commenting
the great pictures, you wonder in which location these were taken, the post is old and maybe by now you alredy know.
Apparently these photos were taken in San Vittore Del Lazio, small village in the province of Frosinone, in January 1944.
In fact not too far from Montecassino and also not far from where my grand father was born.
I quote this info from an italian website very well made, focused in the battles of the aerea www.dalvolturnoacassino.it
Kindest regards
Paolo Zamma
Bologna, Italy

 

 

 

Thank you for the information Paola! :pdt12:

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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#10

Your letter actually made me remember that I actually received some information (a while back) on the story behind the photographs, and when I find it, I will share that with everyone.

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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