Fifth Army history.
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The US Fifth Army was activated on this date, 5 Jan 1943.

 

Part One of Fifth Army History can be seen here:

Fifth Army history. Part I, from activation to the fall of Naples.

 

This .pdf file, ANNEX NUMBER ONE Letters and Orders of Activation , conyains the activation letters & troop assignments:

 

http___cgsc.cdmhost.com_cgi_bin_showfile.pdf



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Is the "540th Engineer Shore Regiment" our 540th? If so, I've never heard it called that.

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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Yes, it is. They acted as SHORE REGIMENT, one of their several designations.

 

The 540th have gone under these various names:

 

540th Engineer Shore Regiment

 

540th Engineer Combat Regiment

 

540th Engineer Combat Group

 

Larry, thanks for posting this GREAT STUFF! I sure appreciate it. :armata_PDT_37:

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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I've added both of these documents to the main site. Many thanks!
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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