17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War Two

Burnett M “Bud” Payson - Roll of Honor

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Burnett M “Bud” Payson

Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company E Rank: Private First ClassBorn: 12/24/1918
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Biographical Info

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Gravestone Payson Burnet M

Gravestone Payson Burnet M (Cpopyright: Moos Raaijmakers)

PFC Burnett M “Bud” Payson

PFC Burnett M “Bud” Payson

Location grave Payson Burnet M at the   Cemetary:





Where was Payson Burnet M killed in action/ died of wounds?

Phase: The Rhineland Campaign – from the Roer to the Rhine

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17th Armored Engineer, Company E


26 February 1945

Build in time: 



Jülich, Germany




17th Engineers working on an M2 Threadway Across the Rhur River, at the demolished city of Julich, Germany, on 26 february 1945


Historic Stock Footage Archival and Vintage Video Clips in HD. Soldiers aboard tanks cross a pontoon bridge across the Roer River in Julich, Germany during World War II. US soldiers in Julich, Germany during World War II. Soldiers of the 2nd Armored Division crossing the Roer River. Soldiers aboard a tank. The tank moving on the pontoon bridge across the river. A few soldiers standing near the bridge, watching the tank. Destroyed buildings in the foreground. Debris on the ground. The tank crosses the river. Location: Julich Germany. Date: February 26, 1945. (source: http://www.CriticalPast.com)

Information Unit History

One platoon (18 trucks) of treadway bridge under Lt. Thompson was detached from Co. “E” to the 992nd Tdy Br Co. on 7 February for special training and bridging. This equipment was used for crossing the Roer 23 February near Julich, one man being killed by enemy fire during the operation. (*This is PFC Burnett M “Bud” Payson)     


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The location of the house in the year where                lived with the family, as an               year old “                        ”:




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Enlistment details

Burnett M Payson

United States World War II Army Enlistment Records
Name Burnett M Payson
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 08 Dec 1941
Term of Enlistment Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Event Place Ft George G Meade, Maryland, United States
Race White
Citizenship Status citizen
Birth Year 1918
Birthplace MAINE
Education Level 4 years of high school
Marital Status Single, without dependents
Military Rank Private
Army Branch Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA
Army Component Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source Reference Civil Life
Serial Number 33107533








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Categories: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div - E Company