1st & 2nd BN, 18th Marine (Engineer), 2nd Marine Division, WWII
#1

Hi,

 

Looking for any info or history on my wife's grandfather's unit. This is his citiation: http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=36740

 

Any info on this unit, assault demo teams, and UDTs?

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#2

Hi and welcome to our forum. Let's see what I can dig up on this unit. Here's to your wife's grandfather!

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

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-P-Marianas/USA-P-Marianas-A.html

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/132477-tarawa-short-snorter-18th-marines/

 

http://www.unithistories.com/units_index/default.asp?file=../units/units_american.asp

 

Here is something from my forum -

http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/engforum/index.php?showtopic=7330

 

 

A brief history -

http://www.seabeecook.com/history/nmcb_18.htm

 

History from P.F.C. Donald Tyson, C/1/18

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

Here's one for Harold O Lovett

 

Here's info from our friend Thurman

 

17th Marines -1st Marine Division.

18th Marines - 2nd Marine Division.

19th Marines - 3rd Marine Division

20th Marines 4th Marine Division.

1st BN - Engineers

2nd BN - Pioneers

3rd BN - Seabees

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

See page 8

 

http://www.marcorengasn.org/marine_docs/mcea_newsltr_web_1.pdf

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

Thanks! It seems though that in the online histories of the WWII UDTs, they rarely mention non-Navy members serving in them, and certainly not by name.

 

If he stayed on the ship he was on a month prior to Tarawa, that means he arrived on Red Beach 2.

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#7

I would contact NARA in Maryland to see if you can obtain a unit history.

 

http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/researcher-info.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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