49th Combat Engineers
#1

Hello All,

 

New to the site and wanted to see if I could find any information in regards to the 49th Combat Engineers, which my father Hubert C Evans was a member of during WWII. I know very little other than a few stories and some pictures as my dad (as many others have found) preferred not to rehash the things they saw and did during the war. I wish to know what my dad really went through. if anyone knew him or had any stories or facts. Here is a brief bio of my Father.

 

Evans, Hubert Carol (b. 1921 d. 1995) — also known as Hubert C. Evans — of Gladwin, Gladwin County, Mich. Born in Beaverton, Gladwin County, Mich., December 25, 1921. Served in the U.S. Army 1942-1945 during World War II; 49th Combat Engineers, candidate for Michigan state senate 28th District, 1961; candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 28th Senatorial District, 1961; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1962, 1964, 1966. Lutheran.

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#2

Welcome Mark! It's great to have another engineer "sibling" on our site. We DO have some info on the 49th, which you can find on our forum and our main site. Here's some links to get you started. :armata_PDT_01:

 

http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/eng...436&hl=49th

 

Within the above link, you will also find a page link for Ernest Napier (main site)

 

http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/eng...048&hl=49th

 

http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/eng...404&hl=49th

 

http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/eng...055&hl=49th

 

I can also put you directly in contact with several of the "49th family". I can email you regarding this.

 

Smiles,

M1

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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#3

Mark:

 

I emailed you a list with all the names of the "49th family", who I'm in contact with to date. I hope you will be able to talk to them and acquire more information regarding your search.

 

I see that he lived in Gladwin County? Do you also happen to live in Michigan? I have cousins who live in Gladwin, and in fact just saw them at our family reunion this past weekend. We live about 40 minutes from there. Small world!

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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#4

Mark:

 

I emailed you a list with all the names of the "49th family", who I'm in contact with to date. I hope you will be able to talk to them and acquire more information regarding your search.

 

I see that he lived in Gladwin County? Do you also happen to live in Michigan? I have cousins who live in Gladwin, and in fact just saw them at our family reunion this past weekend. We live about 40 minutes from there. Small world!

 

Wow it is a small world.

I grew up in Gladwin and still have family there. My Dad was mayor pro-tem, and on the Gladwin City council for over 25 years. I have since moved to Livonia, MI but do get back "up North" when I can.

 

Also I just attended the Thunder over Michigan air show where there were a few vets and met a new organization called Honnor Flight Michigan...don't know if you are familiar with them...

www.honorflightmichigan.com

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#5

Mark:

 

Well next time you are in town, please stop by and see me if you get the chance. We are off Exit 202 down I-75. Yes indeed, small world.

 

My husband was born and raised for many years in Livonia, before moving to Farmington. That is where he went to high school. I grew up in Detroit, but my family moved to Plymouth, and I went to Plymouth-Salem.

 

Yes, I am familiar with Honor Flight, and in fact, one of our forum members used their services this year. GREAT program.

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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#6

Welcome Mark! Stick around and you'll learn quite a bit (there's ton's of archived stuff lurking around) and new conversations start up all the time. We got a lot of folks with an interesting sense of humor too!

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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