Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from VI Corps
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Reaching out to all my forum members! Wishing you all the best, now and always! Thanks for being a part of my world!

 

 

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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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#2

Very nice post card!

 

Here is a another Christmas related WWII image. One with a sad history in the context of the battle.

 

Updated link.

http://www.feldgrau.com/articles.php?ID=74

 

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Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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#3

And a very Merry Christmas to everyone. Marion your IV Corps card is great but the, I suppose , German drawing of Mary and Jesus from Stalingrad really is something. I cannot get the web site to open. Can anyone translate or Shed more light on this for me?

 

Parker

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#4

Ah, I can't get the link to open either. It's blank! Oh, Capt O?????

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

I updated the link.

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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#6

Thanks Capt O....Moving

 

 

Parker

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#7

Just shared that on Facebook. It is long, but I know that many of my WWII pals (and more) will enjoy the sentiment. 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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#8

And here is what my grandfather was doing Christmas Eve of 1944:

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Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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#9

Todd, I sat here this morning and leafed through our " Engineers Bible" trying to tie up your grasndfather's notes with what was happening in December 1944. Sad to say, although there was much going on no mention was found. There was reference to the 2832'nd at Worms on the 25th March 1944 supporting the 7th Infantry.

It would be interesting to know about the new bridge and what Q809427 refers to.

 

Colin.

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#10

Not sure even if that would have been in reference to an official map or a locally produced grid for the area. What may have been in use at the time was the Hayford ellipsoid. The Wikipedia entry for the newer European datum, ED 50, only says the following "Some of the important battles of World War II were fought on the borders of Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France, and the mapping of these countries had incompatible latitude and longitude positioning. This led to the setting up of ED50 as a consistent mapping datum for much of Western Europe." It would be interesting.

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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