After Action report 17th Armored Engineer Battalion Company D september 1st, 1944 to september 29th 1944
After action report transcribed:
(transcribed by M. Brandjes)
NARRATIVE REPORT OF COMPANY “D” OF THE
17th ARMORED ENGINEER BATTALION
2 September, 1944 – Company moved from RUMANCOURT (Rumaucourt) to LA GLANENE (La Glanerie, Belgium) 33 miles.
3 September, 1944 – Remained in assembly area.
4 September, 1944 – Remained in assembly area.
5 September, 1944 – Compaw moved to BAULEN, BELGIUM
* (Balen Belgium)
6 September, 1944 – Company nuved to PRETNEFAIR, BELGIUM (unknwon)
7 September, 1944 – Company moved to ST. TROND, BELGIUM
8 September, 1944 – Company moved to HASSELT, BELGIUM,
9 September, 1944 – Company remained in assembly area at HASSELT.
10 September, 1944 – Company remained in assembly area at HASSELT.
11 September, 1944 – Company moved from HASSELT to BOEKT, BELGIUM,
13 September, 1944 – Company moved to 306698. 1st Platoon swept area east of HASSELT road for mines.
14 September, 1944 – Company guarded bridge over ALBERT Canal at HASSELT.
15 September, 1944 – Company relieved from bridge guard and removed mines and road blocks on roads branching north and north east from ASCH.
1st platoon re-moved 13 prepared charges (12 #TNT with D235 igniter) in boxes in road and 9 Teller Mines removed.
Trees felled across road for 200 yards removed. The 2nd platoon pulled two #1 Teller mines which detonated on being pulled indicatintg a D242 igniter.
16 September, 1944 – Outposted town of REKERN, BELGIUM
* (Rekum, Belgium) with 2nd and 3rd platoons.
17 September, 1944 – Outposted town of REKERN, BELGIUM with 2nd and 3rd platoons.
18 September, 1944 – Moved to RAAR, HOLLAND and assembled for the night.
19 September, 1944 – Moved to town of URMOND, HOLLAND and outposted bridge at URMOND and area north and south of town between Canal and River. Also lifted 10 large prepared charges on main road leading east from BERG.
20 September, 1944 – Returned to 17th Armored Engineer Battalion.
Route Company D, 17th Engineer Battalion 1st september to 20 september 1944
Route, first part
Rumaucourt, 62860, Frankrijk
La Glanerie, 7611 Rumes, België
Boekt, 1820, België
Stokrooie, 3511, België
Rekem, 3621 Lanaken, België
Route 2nd part
Rekem, Lanaken, België