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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War 2

AAR Company D september 1st, 1944 to september 29th 1944

After Action report 17th Armored Engineer Battalion Company D september 1st, 1944 to september 29th 1944

AAR Company D september 1st, 1944 to september 29th 1944

AAR 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

1 September, 1944 - Company moved from PIERREFORT (Pierrefonds, France) to RUMANCOURT (Rumaucourt) 
55 miles.
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 Belgie) 62 miles.
6 September, 1944 - Company nuved to PRETNEFAIR, BELGIUM (unknwon) 27 miles. 
7 September, 1944 - Company moved to ST. TROND, BELGIUM (St Truiden,Belgie) 27 miles. 
8 September, 1944 - Company moved to HASSELT, BELGIUM, 17 miles.
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, 18 miles. 
12 September, 1944 - Company removed 9 #1 teller mines from R. R. Crossing at 
325645 (HASSELT). Company less 3rd platoon held north end of bridge at STOCKREGE (Stokrooie, Belgie)
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. (As, Belgie) 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.
l6.September, 1944 - Outposted town of REKERN, BELGIUM (Rekum, Belgie) 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

Pierrefonds, Frankrijk

Rumaucourt, 62860, Frankrijk

La Glanerie, 7611 Rumes, België

Balen, België

Sint-Truiden, België

Hasselt, België

Boekt, 1820, België

Stokrooie, 3511, België

As, België

Rekem, 3621 Lanaken, België

 

Route 2nd part

Rekem, Lanaken, België

Raar, Nederland

Urmond, Nederland

Berg, Nederand