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I guess I am a little different. My name is Stephen Keith and I am a WW2 historian and Historic Military Vehicle (HMV) Collector.


I have an interest in the exploits of the Combat Engineers from WW2 and have labeled all my HMV that could have belonged to an Engineering unit as belonging to the 291st Combat Engineer of Col Pergrin in honor of what they did at Remargin Bridge and the Battle of the Bulge.


You can see some of my currently restored 'fleet' at my website:


I hope to learn more about the Engineers in WW2 from this site. I have already learned more about the fire fighting units in my 1st fifteen minutes here!


Stephen Keith AKA Dr Deuce

Pembroke NH


Before we get started with greetings, tell Jeanne I want the jeep! :pdt12:


Welcome to our site. I just went through your photos. Nice, nice! How long have you been collecting?


I hope we will be able to TEACH you a LOT about our engineers. I know I sure have learned a lot in the last four years. It always amazes me each time I take a look around. I'm delighted to share it with all.


Hey, be sure to check out the latest post in the Reenactor's section today. Mitch and buddies are 3rd Inf Div, 10th Engineer reenactors, and their latest exploit was building a wooden bridge across a stream. Looks like fun to me! :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"

I have had the "deuce" (the main one, I have 9) for 28 years and have driven it myself over 50,000 ,iles since I bought it.


The Jeep was just in a movie (maybe if they didn't cut it out) called "Ashecliffe") based upon the book Shutter Island.


I have a crane deuce on the road but not in the picture on the website. I have been looking for some Bailey Bridge sections for display purposes though I don't take it out too often as it is difficult to drive with the boom 12 feet out in front of you. You have to be careful you don't hook a tree or telephone on a lefthand turn....


The next "deuce" that I will be restoring is an Engineers Compressor truck. This has a big LeRoi air compressor on the whole back of the truck. I have most of the tools that go with it and the compressor runs great. The tools include: a 2ft 2-man chain saw, a 12 inch circulat saw, 2 different jackhammers and a V4 cylinder (air) wood drill. I have all but the big jackhammer and all the tools work except the wood drill.


I hang around with a small bunch of guys and we do WW2 Living History Displays etc. We may eventually get into reinacting.


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