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Started by GI 44 , Feb 11 2009 02:39 AM

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#1 GI 44

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:39 AM

I've been trying to find info on the 280th Combat Engineer Battalion. I'm aware that they fought through Normandy, France and the Bulge. But aside from that I've found very little info. I'm particularly trying to find which unit or units they were attached to in Normandy and the route the followed and the actions they saw there.

If anyone has any info it would be grately appreciated.

Cheers

Chris

#2 Jeeper704

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 03:12 AM

280th Engineers
Maybe this will help?

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:53 PM

Hi Erwin,

Thanks. I came across that site in my search. It's a shame the owner doesn't have contact details.

Chris

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:10 PM

You might try the Engineer Forum too.
Tell Marion my name, she'll try and help you.

Link: www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com

Erwin

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:45 PM

Thanks, Erwin. I've sent Marion an email.

Chris

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:12 PM

No problem, glad I could help.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 04:54 AM

You also can look through the archival holdings of the University of Tennessee Special Collections Library (http://www.lib.utk.edu/spcoll/). You can contact Elizabeth Dunham (edunham@utk.edu) and let her know Tim Sellati sent you. I was able to obtain a wealth of information (150+ pages of unit history on the 1104th Engineer Combat Group) in the form of Xeroxed copies of their holdings.

I hope this helps.

Tim

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 04:55 AM

You might try the Engineer Forum too.
Tell Marion my name, she'll try and help you.

Link: www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com

Erwin


Where is this Engineer Forum of which you speak? Is it here on the U.S. Militaria Forum (perhaps I missed it) or is it a separate website?

Tim

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 07:39 AM

It's part of the website I gave the link for.

Link: ww.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/engforum/index.php

Erwin

Edited by Jeeper704, 22 February 2009 - 07:40 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:45 AM

It's part of the website I gave the link for.

Link: ww.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/engforum/index.php

Erwin


Erwin,

Thanks

Tim

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:49 PM

I know it has been three years since you've posted this, but I've just come across it.

I run this site

http://280ecb.blogspot.com I KNOW it will help! Maps, after action reports, and a few stories. Enjoy your research.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:29 PM

20470_103452479680048_7083330_n.jpg I've checked the websites revealed here but can find little about the 1280th Engr © Bn. My uncle, John H. Campbell was with 'A' Co. It's possible that units of this Bn worked at the Remagen bridgehead. The information from the web is quite sparse. My uncle was killed May 20 1945 and is buried at the Luxembourg American Cemetery. Any information about this unit would be greatly appreciated.


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