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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War Two

Bridgecrossings 1945 by 17th Arm. Eng. Batt.

The rivercrossings in 1945 by the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion

The 17th Armored Engineer Battalion build many bridges during the different campaigns, as can made out by the After Action reports and the Unit History of the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion. In following pages we made an overview of the brigdgecrossings with all that is known, trough Germany many bridges were build and some of these actions led to Awards and citiations and several casualties. 

  1. Treadway bridge crossing  the L’Ourthe on January 17, 1945 at Houffalize, Belgium constructed by the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion, B Company

  2. Treadway bridge crossing the Ruhr River on February 26, 1945 at Julich, Germany constructed by the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion, E Company

  3. M2 Treadway bridge across the ” Rhine” on  23 March 1945 near Spellen, Germany

  4. Treadway bridge crossing the Rhine river on end of March, 1945 at Wesel, Germany constructed by the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion

  5. Treadway bridge across the “Weser” at Ohr, Germany, april 5th, 1945

  6. Treadway bridge “Roosevelt Bridge” across the “Elbe river”, at Westerhusen, Germany on April 13-14, 1945

  7. Trestle bridge “Elbe-brücke” across the “Elbe-Weser Canal” at Hohenwarthe, Germany, May 13-20, 1945

 

 Sweating the Elbe Germany, Musée du Souvenir 40-45 – www.museedusouvenir.be

Sweating the Elbe Germany Source: Musée du Souvenir 40-45 – www.museedusouvenir.be