Engineering in the Pacific Theater with the 1629th Engineer Construction Battalion.

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World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States -- Corps of engineers, World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific O


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ContributionsMeinke, Robert D., ed.
LC ClassificationsD769.335 1629th .A5
The Physical Object
Pagination[52] p.
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Open LibraryOL6516096M
LC Control Number47015777

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Engineering in the Pacific Theater with the th Engineer Construction Battalion. [Robert D Meinke; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Construction Battalion, th.]. Offered is the unit history Engineering In The Pacific Theater,with the th Engineer Construction Battalion authored, edited and published by the Unit.

This history was apparently printed in Japan at the end of the War. Condition of this 11 3/4 by 9. Here's another patch, a variant, patch only shown in this small format on the Angelfire Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of Other MiscellaneousUnits Smaller than a Division page.

Non-combat engineers were responsible for construction of roads, airfields, port facilities, and anything else required to support military operations. Because of the primitive conditions in most of the Pacific theater, almost the entire military infrastructure had to be constructed from scratch.

U.S. ARMY UNITS STATIONED IN THE PACIFIC THEATER WORLD WAR II/AFRICAN AMERICAN BASED IN THE PACIFIC. th Engineers Combat Battalion-Morotai th Engineer Dump Truck Co.-Okinawa th Engineer Construction Battalion -Biak th Engineer Construction Battalion - Okinawa.

Here is a post regarding the th Engineer Construction Battalion. Not a TON of info, but it is something. Your first step should probably be to request his personnel file/separation documents from NARA.

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Here is a link. 80% of their records were destroyed in a fire inbut you won't know about his until you try. th Engineer Cbt Battalion th Inf Div (WWII) Patch, TO&E, and pics only; th Airborne Engineer Battalion st Airborne Division OCT 10; th Engineer Combat Battalion WWII nd Engineer General Service Regiment; th Engineer Battalion (Construction) JUL 10; nd Engineer Company (Light Equipment) th Engineer.

Source: "World War II Order of Battle", Shelby L. Stanton, ; 30 Sep 45 IBT Station List Lineage: Redesignated from 93d Engineer Battalion (Separate) 27 Mar 42 at Camp Livingston, LA; arrived at Seattle Port of Embarkation 16 Apr 42 and departed 20 Apr 42; arrived at Carcross, Canada 7 May 42 under Northwest Service Command and engaged in construction on Alaskan-Canadian Highway.

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My dad William Fraley from Michigan served with the th Engineer Construction Battalion from - He was sent to the New York Trade School to learn to be an electrician. He was at Camp Abbot in Oregon, Camp Lewis in Washington, landed at Le Harve, France, served in Germany, The Philippines and Japan.

Please note: dates given are day-month-year [e.g. = March 1st, ] Army Groups. On the attack or on the defense, engineers led the way. During World War II, U.S.

Army combat engineers were at the spearhead of fighting in all theaters, whether the battlefield was North Africa’s desert sands, Normandy’s fire-swept Omaha Beach, the Ardennes’ snowclad forest, or the Pacific’s jungle-covered islands. An Engineer Combat Battalion (ECB) was a designation for a battalion-strength combat engineering unit in the U.S.

Army, most prevalent during World War are a component of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Also known as "Combat Engineer Battalions", they were typically divided into four companies: A, B, C, and Headquarters and Service (H&S).

The casualties suffered by a typical American infantry regiment serving in World War II were horrendous. For example, by the end of January,the 47 th Infantry Regiment (which fought in France and Germany) had lost well over % of their strength to battle casualties, where men were either killed, wounded, missing, or taken as prisoner of war.

The Seabees began as regular construction battalions made up of 32 officers and enlisted men. The construction projects undertaken by the Seabees were not confined solely to building naval installations but they were called upon to construct vital bases for the Army, Marines and for the Allies around the globe.

In order to meet these diversified demands, Seabee battalions were composed of. Pacific Ocean Map 2 Figure 2. The Pacific Outposts 5 Figure 3.

Engineer Aviation Regiment 18 Figure 4. Engineer Aviation Battalion (Separate) 21 Figure 5. Philippine Islands 30 Figure 6. Bataan Peninsula 32 Figure 7. Northern Australia 35 Figure 8.

Theater of Operations for the Southwest Pacific and Boundaries 38 Figure 9. Southwest Pacific Theater of Operations 26 July section Bataan battalion beach Biak boats bridges Brisbane bulldozer Buna Chief Engineer coast command completed Corps Corregidor December defense demolitions developed Division Editor's note enemy engi Engineer Special Brigade engineer supplies engineer troops engineer units Engineers.

U.S. Military Units That Served in WWII. Name Beginning With (C) Updated 12/01/ For information on any of the names listed below, submit your request to [email protected] For information about the World War II History Center Research Database, click here.

For information about the World War II History Center, click here. Name Resource #. In Gen. Hap Arnold negotiated with the U.S. Army Chief of Engineers for a special engineer unit to work with the Air Corps.

The original concept envisioned a small group of skilled construction and engineer troops, closely trained alongside air units, with the ability to repair bomb damaged airfields, to camouflage airfields and if necessary, to defend airfields. The Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit is a commissioned unit which operates and maintains public works and public utilities at an advanced base or shore facility after construction has been completed.

The functions resemble that of a public works department as a naval activity. Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit [PDF, MB] Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit.

An understated but quietly powerful little history of the Army's combat engineers in World War II's Pacific theater. Told from an in-the-ranks perspective, it recaptures the horrors, the doldrums, and the amazing accomplishments of a little-known resource of our military on the edge of the era of modern warfare.

Constituted 1 July in the Regular Army as the 1st Battalion Mounted Engineers; Company A organized 20 August at Twin Windmills, Mexico; Headquarters and Companies B and C organized 21 May at Camp Stewart, Texas; Reorganized and redesignated 29 July as the 8th Engineer Battalion ; Assigned 27 November to the 15th Cavalry.

On order, the 46th Engineer Battalion deploys to command, to control, and to execute combat and/or general engineering in support of U.S. Army, Joint, and Coalition Forces. Organization [ edit ] The Battalion consist of the following units.

97th Engineer Battalion (Construction) CAMP BLANDING ALASKA NEW GUINEA–PACIFIC THEATER, WWII FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI FRANCE PIRMASENS, GERMANY FORT RILEY, KANSAS. This web site originally began because of personal service with this great battalion and company at Vassincourt, France.

The majority of black engineer units served in the Pacific or China-Burma-India theater. The th and th were the first black engineer units shipped out. The th, originally told they were headed for a cold climate, had a most uncomfortable five-week trip to Australia because they had packed their "suntans" and donned winter uniforms.

The 44th Engineer Battalion [Construction] came alive again following its post WWII deactivation, in Decemberat Fort Bragg, NC.

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After basic training at Fort Jackson SC, throughout specialized training was conducted at The US Army Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, VA. The Theater Engineer Construction Batallion:General Engineering In Support Of The Warfighter 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6.


PERFORMING. Under the Far East Command—the ruling authority in occupied Japan—the Supreme Commander for Allied Powers created an engineer district equivalent, the Army Construction Agency, Japan, to accomplish all project work, with project review performed by the Army Forces Pacific theater engineer.

However, the engineering support for the occupation. Photograph. ' 25 April 5/MM Fifth Army, San Benedetto Area, Italy. Engineers of the Engineer Heavy Pontoon Battalion, erecting trestles on foot pontoon bridge across the Po River.

Photo by Harris. th Signal Photo Co.' San Benedetto Area, Italy. 25 April 15th Engineer Battalion: Drive On: The 15th Engineer Battalion commands and controls the execution of general engineering operations in garrison and deployed environments in order to support the operational commander.

The units of the 15th Engineer Battalion each play a distinctive and critical role in battalion operations in locations throughout Europe.The th Engineer Construction Battalion was an all-Japanese American non-combat unit stationed in Oahu, Hawaii during World War II.

When the ranks of the nd/th/MIS were filled, Japanese Americans eager to answer the call to duty were honored to serve the non-combat th Battalion.