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  1. If anyone can help me find the service number of George Cook, it would be greatly appreciated! Not sure what is the best approach given the fact we only have his name and unit. Thanks
  2. 490th Port Bn on Utah Beach. Photo is dated 6 June 1944.
  3. I am trying to get more information on George Cook. If I can find his service number, that would be helpful. Only problem is that there are quite a few men with this name listed on Army enlistment records. Since the 229th Port Company was an African American unit, I was able to narrow down my search results and found around 13 matches.
  4. I would assume that the soldier used a drawing compass to scratch the arc on the front of the helmet. He then painted between the scratch lines.
  5. 1st ESB soldier's name on inside of shell with reference to the possible name match in the 229th Port Company
  6. Richard T. Lueken served in HQ Company of the 81st Naval Construction Battalion. He participated in the invasion of Normandy at Utah Beach on June 6, 1944. His battalion worked on the beach for over 4 months before returning home. At some point during the invasion, he lost his shell and replaced it with a 1st Engineer Special Brigade shell. The 1st ESB and 81st NCB worked alongside one another at Utah Beach. The shell is named to a G. COOK. The only match I have been able to make using existing 1st ESB rosters is a George Cook of the 229th Port Company, an all African American unit that landed
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