159th Combat Engineers Bn WWII
#1

Good day. Thanks for the add. I’m the maternal great nephew of Ralph Patterson who died in Europe in April 1945. I have no info on his service other than that. Hoping being a part of this group will add to enlightenment. Have a great day. 

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#2

Welcome to the forum, certainly glad to have you aboard here with us ! Be sure to type in the "159th" in the search box to see past posts about this unit on the forum. 


 


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I believe this is your great uncle's headstone, killed just one week before the end the end of the war in Europe. Very sad


 


Field Title
Value
Meaning
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER
34820631
34820631
NAME
PATTERSON#RALPH#########
PATTERSON#RALPH#########
RESIDENCE: STATE
43
GEORGIA
RESIDENCE: COUNTY
111
FANNIN
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
4344
FT MCPHERSON ATLANTA GEORGIA
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY
11
11
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH
05
05
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR
43
43
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION
PVT#
Private
GRADE: CODE
8
Private
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION
NO#
No branch assignment
BRANCH: CODE
02
No branch assignment
FIELD USE AS DESIRED
#
#
TERM OF ENLISTMENT
5
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
LONGEVITY
###
###
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL
0
Civil Life
NATIVITY
43
GEORGIA
YEAR OF BIRTH
24
24
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP
1
White, citizen
EDUCATION
0
Grammar school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION
316
Farm hands, general farms
MARITAL STATUS
6
Single, without dependents
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY
7
Selectees (Enlisted Men)
CARD NUMBER
#
#
BOX NUMBER
0853
0853
FILM REEL NUMBER
3.275
3.275

 


Also believe this is your great uncle in the WWII Enlistment Records, hope this has helped you some. Having his service number and date of enlistment can be very helpful in finding other records. Good luck with your search!


Randy

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#3

Welcome to the forum. We're glad to have you here. As Randy stated, do type "159th" in the search box on the forum to see the pertaining posts regarding this unit. Will get you off to a good start.

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

Hello All - I recently joined the site.  My Uncle, John "Jack" Jordan from Pennsauken NJ was assigned to the 159th CE Bn.  I don't know which company.  I have been trying to research his service for our family history.  If anyone has info one how to track his service to the company level, so we can determine which operations he contributed to, and more details his time in Europe, we would greatly appreciate it.  THANKS in advance!

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#5

Advice?  Try pursuing my research section first. It will get you guidelines on how to proceed.

And of course, search this forum and the main site for other posts (as suggested by Randy). :-)  And if you haven't done so already, first obtain his discharge papers, then look into obtaining the service records for the unit from NARA in Maryland.  Let me know if you have any questions. 

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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(06-15-2018, 09:31 AM)Scobie Wilcoxon Wrote:

Good day. Thanks for the add. I’m the maternal great nephew of Ralph Patterson who died in Europe in April 1945. I have no info on his service other than that. Hoping being a part of this group will add to enlightenment. Have a great day. 



Not sure if you're still following this thread or not, but my grandfather was also part of the 159th combat engineers and served in WWII.
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