This site features information regarding the 36th (2826th, 2827th & 2828th), 39th, 540th (2832nd & 2833rd) and the 1108th (48th & 235th) Combat Engineer Regiments, who bravely fought against the Axis powers from North Africa into Sicily, Italy, France, Central Europe and ended their tour of duty in Germany in 1945.
I am dedicating this site to my father, Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek , of the 540th and all the other outstanding engineers of VI Corps. Any photos, stories, letters, links or other information are most welcome. I'd love to hear from veterans, their family members and friends.
Take a moment to visit the site dedicated to my documentary NO BRIDGE TOO FAR I began an online funding campaign on April 9, 2014, in order to complete parts two and three. Thanks in advance for your help!
Since the site's inception in June of 2004, it has gone from a couple of pages on my dad and his unit, to what you see before you today. This site not only includes the stories and history of the VI Corps engineers, but now features the memoirs and photos of various other soldiers from airborne to infantry.
If you are a WWII vet or a family member and wish to include your history or the history of a loved one, I'd like to hear from you. My main emphasis is to acquire the history of the men who served with the 1st, 3rd, 9th, 34th, 36th, & 45th Infantry Divisions, 1st & 2nd Armored Divisions, 82nd Airborne, and any other unit who fought alongside the 36th, 39th, 540th or 1108th Combat Engineers in the ETO.
If you are conducting research on a loved one and his WWII unit, please read this first! It will answer many of your initial questions.
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Check out our Engineer Photo Gallery, featuring over 2000 photographs from my personal collection. Many thanks to all for their photo contributions!
Our Message Board contains all kinds of info. It's not limited to engineers, but includes units of from all branches of the armed services. You'll also find reunion information, research help, and much more. Make sure you register to become a member. This allows you to read, post and reply. See ya there!