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965th Engineer Maintenance Company in WW2


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Would it be correct the say that an Engineer Maintenance Company during WW2 was composed of:

 

*Company HQ

*2 Maintenance Platoons

*1 Contact Platoon

 

I assume the primary mission of the MT platoons would have been maintenance of all Engineer equipment in their zone but what would the primary mission of the contact platoon have been?

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John, I have the 965th Company History written by Lt Benjamin Booth, I have over 300 pictures taken by their company photographer. I have identified over 150 soldiers who served in that unit and have located 11 soldiers still with us. Most of the men in there unit came from the New England Area. I also produced a 4 hr long movie based on their company history and the Corp of Engineers. I have also produced several movies of the men who were killed. You can google the name and their tree is on Ancestry.com

 

Lenny

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This is a very interesting subject for me,as I have an album put together by the unit showing their activities from arrival in England through to the end of the war. The album is in the format of a unit history but the pictures are all prints held in the book with photo corners and most are titled on the reverse with details of date and location. The actual text in the book is very limited indeed and I get the impression the album was intended to form the bases for a printed unit history.

 

I thought this album/history was probably a "one off" due to the work it must have taken to compile,but now having read Lenny's post above I wonder if several were in fact produced?. I will add a few of the pictures later.

 

Matt.

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Here you go Johan!. The majority of the 300+ pictures show equipment,but few clearly show the 965th's own vehicle markings,in fact there are more shots of captured German equipment than anything. The shots below do show 965th unit markings,though you might need to enlarge them to get the detail.

 

Matt.

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Collecting WWII and pre-war Air Corps items-Unit Histories,Uniforms,Medals and Groupings.

*Seeking Pre-WWII Air Corps Officers and Enlisted Dress Uniform items!*

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