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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War 2

AAR from june 12th, 1944 to june 29th 1944

After action reports from June 12th 1944 to June 29th 1944 

 

After Action 17thArmEngJune1944 - National Archives Textual Reference

After Action 17thArmEngJune1944 – Source: National Archives Textual Reference


After action report transcribed:

(transcribed by M. Brandjes)

 

 

17th Armored Engineer Battalion

1800B 12 June to 18008 13 June 

                Initial CP at 658757. No casualties of key personnel. Removed treadway fords across River Dreine.

13 – 14 June 1944.
                No change in CPs; no caualties. Company A attached to CC”A” and was committed to attack which supported  82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions. Operations  consisted of river clearance and breaching of hedgerows by Dozer tanks. Company D attached to CC”B”, was not committed.

14 – 15 June 1944
                No change in location. No casualties. Battalion practiced road clearance operations and aided 67th AR in tank assault training operations.

15 – 16 June 1944 
                No change in Battalion CP. No casualties. A Company removed scattered mines along CARENTAN-PERIERS road as far as front.

Battalion constructed flight strip, at 661758 for Artillery liaison planes. Waterpoints opened at 462847 and 643757.

16 – 17 June 1944
                No change in Battalion CP. Capt Sampson evacuated because of malaria. Battalion engaged in general engineer work and reconnaissance. One 2nd Lt., 1 Sgt., 1 Pvt., killed by enemy MG while on reconnaissance. Another waterpoint opened. One truck, 1/4T 4×4 lost through enemy action. *(see Edit 1)

17- 29 June 1944
                Static situation – engaged in combat training and general engineering.


 

Edit 1: The Private who got killed during the ambush with machinegunfire was Private Anthony Di Bartollo 

 Private Anthony Di Bartollo

Private Anthony Di Bartollo

The 2nd Lieutenant who got killed during the ambush with machinegunfire was 2nd LT Raphael E Jannuzzi

Headstone 2nd LT Raphael E Jannuzzi

Headstone 2nd LT Raphael E Jannuzzi