After action reports from June 12th 1944 to June 29th 1944
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
The 2nd Lieutenant who got killed during the ambush with machinegunfire was 2nd LT Raphael E Jannuzzi