The 300th Combat Engineer Bn,
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A Bailey bridge replacing a bridge destroyed on Taute connecting the current Giesmard streets and of the Bridge to Carentan. Bailey bridge built by the 300th Combat Engineer Bn,

 

http://www.300thcombatengineersinwwii.com/index.html

 

June 27, 1944, under fire from German artillery, Maj. John Tucker was killed and the bridge named "Tucker Bridge" in his honor.

See here:

 

http://www.300thcombatengineersinwwii.com/normandy.html

 

a street named after him in the town bordering on Saint-Hilaire-Petitville

St John Tucker, see here:

 

http://maps.google.fr/maps?f=q&hl=fr&a...013947&z=17

 

http://www.skylighters.org/memories/belmont6.html

 

 

 

the first picture

 

At right, a bulldozer, Caterpillar D-4 equipped with LeTourneau Model E4 Bulldozer kit. The bracket supporting the cable lift blade is no longer horizontal but this model is more an arcade but the reverse operation is equally simple: the lifting of the blade is no longer only with the cable-passing above the driver on a horizontal groove and a winding (or 2) drum (s) on the back but there with the inclination of the gantry pulled back to lift or forward to the lowering of the blade.

Behind the bulldozer a GMC 353 Leroi

Leaving a GMC Genie Bailey, the center of the bridge a Jeep and a right GMC LWB 353.

Many Engineers U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on both sides of the bridge on piers destroyed and two on the river on board an inflatable dinghy.

 

Vee

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Great picture. It's a double-bailey. Difficult to see if it's a single-double, or a double-double from the angle.

 

So pleased! Merci!

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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Ah, you just added more. Now it's easy to see.
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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Marion ,

 

I'm glad you like it !!

 

Love

 

Vee ;)

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