Hi All! - 1139th Combat Engineering group
#1

My name is Nancy. My father-in-law was a medic during WWII. He was last assigned to the 1139th Combat Engineering group.

While reducing my mother-in-law's "collections" I found two publications that were very interesting:

 

  • Unit History 1139th Engineer Combat Group 1 July 1944 to 8 May 1945
  • Our Leave in Switzerland - A souvenir of the visit of American soldiers to Switzerland in 1945/46

I will be researching how to scan in the contents of the Unit History to share here. If anyone would like for me to look up anything in one of these volumes, I would be more than happy to.

 

Have a great day!

 

Nancy

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#2

Enjoyed talking with you via email and glad to see you joined our forum. Great to have you here!

 

Thanks for offering your assistance. It will be wonderful to exchange any and all information.

 

B)

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

Nancy have not heard from you since your initial post. Would love to see the documentation. Also have another person who is searching for info on this unit, and he would find it extremely helpful.

 

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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#4

Looking for info on the 1139th Engineers, for someone who wrote to me this week.

 

 

Hi i am chief warrant officer 4 Karl Schulte formerly a Texan but retiredvin mo. I came across an info request today in Reminisce magazine from a fellow and elderly Texan. He wants to know about his deceasef brother who was killed right after D Day in France. His Army records were lost in the St Louis records fire. He was in B Company, 206th BN of the 1139th CEG - Combat Engineer Group. He wants to know where they fought and when. He trained in England and died on his 21st birthday near Chambley France. As this was part of your organization and someone in your list (Nancy??) said she had a unit history perhaps you could help.

The living brother is:

Billy C. Loden

Thank you.

AAR7GH / Karl

 

 

 

 

Aerial photo

 

R4 "cat"

 

SOLDIERS OF THE 973RD ENGINEER MAINTENANCE COMPANY OF THE 1139TH ENGINEER COMBAT GROUP AT HUNTER LIGGETT MILITARY RESERVATION ON 28 MARCH 1944

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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#5

http://boards.ancestry.com/topics.Military.wwii.general/601/mb.ashx

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

From the book Technical Services

 

The Moselle Crossings

 

From Patton's Pawns

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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#7

An Odyssey with Patton

 

305th Engineer Combat Battalion, 80th Infantry Division, 1139th Engineer Combat Group

 

 

John Southworth Niles
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

I wrote to Nancy this morning. Hope I can still reach her after all these years...

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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#9

http://genforum.genealogy.com/wwii/messages/5811.html

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

November battle for Metz

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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