251st Combat engineers
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Merry Christmas to all!

My father is John Kondrup, of Middletown, NJ, where he had been a carpenter. He was a drill sergeant at Camp McCoy, WS, where he met and married my mom. After training many, he went to Europe as a Master Sergeant with the 251st Combat Engineers. They moved to Rumson, NJ, after ther war, where he still lives. He rarely talked about WW2 until after mom passed away (3 years ago). Now we are looking for any info we can get. He still has a couple of pics (if we can find them :o) which I hope to post soon.

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#2

Merry Christmas to all!

My father is John Kondrup, of Middletown, NJ, where he had been a carpenter. He was a drill sergeant at Camp McCoy, WS, where he met and married my mom. After training many, he went to Europe as a Master Sergeant with the 251st Combat Engineers. They moved to Rumson, NJ, after ther war, where he still lives. He rarely talked about WW2 until after mom passed away (3 years ago). Now we are looking for any info we can get. He still has a couple of pics (if we can find them :o) which I hope to post soon.

Welcome ! Your dad probably yelled at my grandfather!!! Also at Camp McCoy! I have some photos of camp on my blog. Swimming at the lake, drill, field duty. (280th ECBs)

 

http://280ecb.blogspot.com

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#3

Hello to all:

 

My Uncle was a member of the 251st Combat Engineers. He left his training at Camp McCoy in August 1944. In September 1944, he moved to Kilmer NJ, then boarded the ship Larg Bay to move from NYC to Liverpool, and finally to SouthHampton. In October they crossed the English Channel to arrive at Cherburg France. Then moved to Liege Belgium. In November 1944 they were in Tongres Belgium, Schinnen Holland, Palenburg Germany and Geilenkirchen Germany. In December 1944 they were in Schenseel and then Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. In January 1945, they were in Rurdorf, and eventually moved to Kuckhoven as they prepared for the Roer River Crossing. The Roer River crossing was suppose to happen in early February but the Germans flooded the river, delaying the river crossing for weeks. Roer River crossing eventually happened on February 22, 23, and 24. There are many pictures of this crossing by a Time Magazine photographer that you can easily find on the web. In March 1945, they were in Anrath, Krefeld, Munster, Rhoda, and Eisbergen Germany. In April they were in Hannover, Gurdelagen, Salzwedel. As the war ended in May 1945, they were in Hannover, Lehrtre Germany.

 

Blessings to all

 

Tom

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#4

Hello Tom:

 

Sorry for the delay, but have been so busy this week, with the final closing of our store, etc. Therefore once again, I am behind in replying.

 

Thanks for joining the forum. Great to have you here.

 

I see you have already left another post here: (http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/engforum/index.php?showtopic=7085), so have already discovered what we currently know about this unit. As stated there, I sent a PM to Jelle, hoping he will reply.

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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