247th Combat Engineers Company A

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. 

Does anyone on the forum have a family member who served with the 247th, Company A? 

I am currently in Germany for surgery and we are planning to drive to Jülich where the 247th completed bridge co?nstruction 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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Good luck with your surgery, and thanks for posting the info on your 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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