108th Engineers - finding Dad's unit
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I am looking for information concering my Dad's unit. I know very little about it. He was in the Phillipines, later in the war. He was in Japan after the surrender. He was on Luzon, Mindano, Mindoro that I know of. I have a 5th Air force patch, a patch with a red star inside another red star out line. The 108th Combat Eng. Batt seems to fit with what I know, but I have no other info. Can anyone help?

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#2

Dave. Can you scan the patch or take a photo of it to send to me? If I can see what you have, I'll be able to help you better.

 

We'll do all we can. I have tons of info on ETO units, not much on Pacific, but that doesn't mean I can't be of assistance.

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

The 108 Combat Engineer Bn. is a part of the 34th Infantry Division. Iowa N.G.

AL Kincer ....They were in Italy

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#4

Hi Al:

 

Well you were darned close! :D The 108th were actually part of the 33rd Division.

 

 

http://pace-setter.com/108/

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

108th Engr (Combat) Bn

 

Mr. Earl Thayer, Co. Clerk 608-271-9701

5210 Fairway Dr.

Madison WI 53711-1037

 

ethayer@chorus.net. alt POC, Bob Christensen, Aurora Illino

URL: http://www.pace-setter.com/108/

EMail: ethayer@chorus.net

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The 108th has a reunion at least once a year (separate from the 33rd Division convention); the reunions are usually organized by Bob Christensen (630-898-4462). Earl Thayer (the 108's co. clerk) has written a truly incredible booklet telling the history of the 108's days from start to finish in the words (with photos) of the men of the 108th; limited copies available. This info was entered by Frank Christensen (Bob Christensen's son) and I also set up the website with the 108ths roster. Web Site 13-2-02

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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