247th Engineers
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Doing research...

 

 

Are you planing any info on the 247th my late father served in the engineering group.
Steve Berry
Father Charles F Berry

 

 

Well I did find a page for the group, but there's nothing but a home page without any links. Hopefully this is going to become a viable, working site!? Looks like there is an email link in the upper right-hand corner, though.

 

http://www.facesbeyondthegraves.com/pagina78.html

 

http://www.xixcorps.nl/XIX_Corps_Engineers_1944_-_1945.htm

 

http://www.xixcorps.nl/Engineer_Operations_September_1944.htm

 

 

Soldier and sailor in Parma remember World War II experiences on Memorial Day weekend

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/38457-1104th-engineer-combat-group/

 

http://www.82ndengineers.org/xixcorps.htm

 

http://www.genealogy.com/forum/general/topics/wwii/12247/

 

In the book (which I have), there is mention of this unit on pages 41-43. First Across the Rhine - Colonel Pergrin.

 

http://www.geocities.ws/leaving_1/rhineland.htm

 

This book also mentions the unit - Last of the Horse Soldiers

Here is said page

 

 

 

 

 

 

This should get you started, will post more as time allows...

 

 

 

 

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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Please see this book and the following pages. We often refer to this as our engineer's bible! The Corps of Engineers: The War Against Europe

 

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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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My grandfather, PFC Wendell W. Townsend, served with the 247th Combat Engineers and was in Company A. I have very little information because he passed away at the age of 47 & I was only 18 months old. 
 


I have everything of his that he had from WWII, which includes a couple of maps, his DD-214, a Red Cross letter informing him of his mother’s death & a company roster. 
 


I am currently in Germany for surgery and we are planning to drive to Jülich where the 247th completed bridge construction for crossing the Roer River.  I’ve attached a few pictures (not great quality because I had the maps framed when my dad gave them to me).


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