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1 hour ago, 27Division18 said:

Was the 29th Engineer Bn part of the 25th infantry Divison in WW2?

Google is SO hard to use.... Entered "29th Engineer Battalion- found this- https://history.army.mil/html/forcestruc/lineages/branches/eng/0029enbn.htm

 

Short answer- NO.

 

29TH ENGINEER BATTALION
(WAYFINDERS)

Constituted 18 May 1917 in the National Army as the 29th Engineer Regiment

Organized September 1917 – November 1918 at various stations as the 29th Engineers

(2d Battalion redesignated 1 December 1918 as the 1st Battalion, 74th Engineers -- hereafter separate lineage)

Demobilized 13 July – 2 September 1919 at Camp Upton, New York, and Camp Humphreys, Virginia

Reconstituted 14 July 1923 in the Regular Army as the 29th Engineer Battalion; concurrently consolidated with the 17th Engineer Battalion (activated 19 September 1921 at Camp Humphreys, Virginia) and consolidated unit designated as the 29th Engineer Battalion

Redesignated 7 November 1941 as the 29th Engineer Topographic Battalion

Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Company, 29th Engineer Topographic Battalion, reorganized and redesignated 20 June 1944 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 29th Engineer Base Topographic Battalion (remainder of battalion -- hereafter separate lineage)

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 29th Engineer Base Topographic Battalion, redesignated 15 January 1953 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 29th Engineer Battalion

Redesignated 22 March 1954 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 29th Engineer Battalion

Inactivated 15 September 1972 on Ford Island, Hawaii

Redesignated 15 August 1980 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 29th Engineer Battalion, and activated at Fort Shafter, Hawaii

Inactivated 16 October 2007 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii

Assigned 16 October 2014 to the 3d Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and activated at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii (lettered companies concurrently constituted and activated)

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World War I

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World War II

Asiatic-Pacific Theater, Streamer without inscription

DECORATIONS

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered PACIFIC AREA 1967-1968

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered PACIFIC AREA 1968-1972

 

 

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3 hours ago, Allan H. said:

Google is SO hard to use.... Entered "29th Engineer Battalion- found this- https://history.army.mil/html/forcestruc/lineages/branches/eng/0029enbn.htm

 

Short answer- NO.

 

29TH ENGINEER BATTALION
(WAYFINDERS)

Constituted 18 May 1917 in the National Army as the 29th Engineer Regiment

Organized September 1917 – November 1918 at various stations as the 29th Engineers

(2d Battalion redesignated 1 December 1918 as the 1st Battalion, 74th Engineers -- hereafter separate lineage)

Demobilized 13 July – 2 September 1919 at Camp Upton, New York, and Camp Humphreys, Virginia

Reconstituted 14 July 1923 in the Regular Army as the 29th Engineer Battalion; concurrently consolidated with the 17th Engineer Battalion (activated 19 September 1921 at Camp Humphreys, Virginia) and consolidated unit designated as the 29th Engineer Battalion

Redesignated 7 November 1941 as the 29th Engineer Topographic Battalion

Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Company, 29th Engineer Topographic Battalion, reorganized and redesignated 20 June 1944 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 29th Engineer Base Topographic Battalion (remainder of battalion -- hereafter separate lineage)

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 29th Engineer Base Topographic Battalion, redesignated 15 January 1953 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 29th Engineer Battalion

Redesignated 22 March 1954 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 29th Engineer Battalion

Inactivated 15 September 1972 on Ford Island, Hawaii

Redesignated 15 August 1980 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 29th Engineer Battalion, and activated at Fort Shafter, Hawaii

Inactivated 16 October 2007 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii

Assigned 16 October 2014 to the 3d Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and activated at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii (lettered companies concurrently constituted and activated)

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War I

Streamer without inscription

World War II

Asiatic-Pacific Theater, Streamer without inscription

DECORATIONS

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered PACIFIC AREA 1967-1968

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered PACIFIC AREA 1968-1972

 

No need for snideness re Google. Attempt at humor? I already saw that information that you cut and paste from Google. The 29th IS part of the 25th ID now. The question was, were they attached to them previously. You could have replied without the jab, or not replied at all.

 

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That might be the official history, but it might not be the complete detailed history. Some things are left out. Look up the 14th Engineer battalion. It doesn't show that B company was part of the WA National Guard until around 2005. Nor does it show that it was assigned as part of the 555th EN BDE.
And about the 555th, that page only shows some information about the Headquarters and Headquarters company.

 

The page doesn't show much about the 3rd Army, that it is also the Army Central Command, or that it's had multiple units attached for year (or less) rotations in Kuwait, Saudi, and Quatar for force protection. It doesn't even actually show the 3rd Army. If you didn't know it was ARCENT you wouldn't even know to look at the Army Central page.

 

The page shows the 7th ID Headquarters, and that really is accurate, being activated at Lewis, but not that it controls a couple brigades of the 2ID, nor the 555th Engineers, nor the 81st Brigade of the WAARNG.

 

The page shows the 4th Brigade HQ o the 101st ABN DIV (AASLT), but not that the 4th BDE was deactivated and the 506th becoming the 2nd batallions of the other three brigades. So there is now a "Curahee Rakassan" or something like that.

Basically if you're going to attempt to be a smart rump you should use a source that is complete.

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