17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War Two

New and edited content on the website

October 2020

New: 

Edited:

M2 Treadway bridge across the ” Rhine” on  23 March 1945 near Spellen, Germany (New photos, maps and info, marked with “10-2020“)

The Ardennes Campaign (New video: “Albert Canal Bridge, Belgium, 2nd Armored Division, Flamethrower demo, Altdorf, Germany, 12/15/1944”, marked with “10-2020” )

Phase II – Western France New video: “2nd Armored Div advance, Belgium ; 6 Sept 1944 Vehicles of US 2nd Armored Div move thru Soignes. Belgium MS, tanks and half-tracks as they pass”, marked with “10-2020” 

Phase I – The Break-Through  ”New video: “2nd Armored Division, Saint Amand, France – 3 Sept 1944 VS, elements of 2nd Armd Div, 745th Tank Battalion”, marked with “10-2020

Phase I – The Break-Through New video: “2nd Armored Division tanks, Paris, France, shellfire and streetfighting, Elbourf, France 08/24/1944”, marked with “10-2020

Organisation and training in the U.S.A. New video “Scenes of Army war games in Louisania”, marked with “10-2020

The occupation of Germany New videos:
1: “2nd Armored Division Troops arrive in Berlijn” 
2: “Video: 2nd Armored Division vehicles, US and Russian army ceremony, A. Hitler Youth Barracks, Berlin”
3: “2nd Armored Division around Berlin, Germany 7/7/1945
4: “President Truman presents a DUC to E Coy, 17th Armored Engineer Battalion, 07/06/1945
5: “Stimson and Patton review 2nd Armored Division Berlin, Germany
All marked with “10-2020

Guestbookpage (New comments)

Phase II – Western France (New video: 2nd Armored , liberation of Hasselt, Belgium, marked with “10-2020“) 

After Action report 17th Armored Engineer Battalion Company D september 1st, 1944 to september 29th 1944 (Map Grids translated to Google maps locations)

Treadway bridge across the “Albert Canal”, at Hasselt, Belgium on Sept 12, 1944 (New photos and info)

After action reports from December 16th, 1944 to January 24th 1945 (Map Grids translated to Google maps locations)


September 2020

New: 

Edited:

Phase I – The “Break-Through” (New video 2nd Armored Division between 2nd and 9th of august 1944, marked with “09-2020“) 

The Rhineland Campaign – from the Roer to the Rhine (New video of Rivercrossing at Julich, Germany, marked with “09-2020“)

Roll of Honor: TEC 5 Fred J. Blevins (New “Last Will and Headstone Application marker)(marked with “09-2020“) 

Phase III – The Push to the Roer River(New photo, marked with “09-2020

The occupation of Germany (New photo, marked with “09-2020“) 

The North African Campaign(New photo, marked with “09-2020“) 

The Ardennes Campaign (New photo, marked with09-2020“) 

The story of Corporal Sam Payne (New photos and colorized photo. Discoverd location of photo)

The story of Private First Class David “Edd” Edward Hiett (new photos and colorized photos)

The story of Technician Fifth Class Frank Keith (new photos and colorized photos)


August 2020

New:

The story of Technician Fifth Class Frank Keith

Welcome; New frontpage in English 

Re-enactment: page in English

Research: page in English 

Remembrance: page in English

An adopted grave; page in English

Table of Organization and Equipment T/O&E 5-215 – 5-218  for re-enactment; page in English

Table of Organizations & Equipment re-enactmentgroup Mars 17th Armored Engineer Battalion, Company B; page in English

Events ; page in English

Edited:

Distinctive Unit Isignia 17th Armored Engineer Battalion (Photos and text added)

Sitemenu edited, section for the Dutch language. 
Starting with the page: Nederlands (Dutch)

Sitemenu edited,section for the English language. 
Starting with the page: Welcome

Welkom; info edited, photoalbums added


July 2020

Edited:

Bridgecrossings Year 1944 by the 17th Arm. Eng. Batt.

Bridgecrossings Year 1945 by the 17th Arm. Eng. Batt.


May 2020

Edited:

Faces of the 17th Engineers(new photo)

Chester L Patcyk (new info and photo)

Officers of the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion (new photo and info)


April 2020

New: 

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

Narrative report of company “D”, early August 1944 

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

Edited:

M2 Treadway bridge across the ” Rhine” on  23 March 1945 near Spellen, Germany (new photo and info)

Treadway bridge across the “Weser” at Ohr, Germany, april 5th, 1945 (new photo info)

Phase III – Bridging of the Elbe (new photo)

The story of Private First Class William Ernest “Erny” Struble (new info)

Letters PFC William E Struble from the year 1943 (letters complete transcribed)


February 2020

New: 

Roll of Honor: Technician 5th Grade Gene P Skurky Killed in Action

Edited:

The North African Campaign (photos added)

Tidworth Barracks – England (photos added)
 


December 2019

New: 

The story of Corporal Sam Payne

The story of Technical Corporal Paul J. Ouellette

The story of Private First Class Kenneth C. Hanna

Graves from soldiers of the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Division

Edited:

Technical Sergeant Gordon “Gordy” James Ketchpaw (new info)

Unit History; Normandy Campaign (new info)

Newspaper reunions (new articles)

Roll of Honor: 2nd LT Raphael E Jannuzzi (new info)

Newspaper articles veterans A – E (new articles)

Newspaper articles veterans F – Z (new articles)

Search tool (advanched version for mobiles)


November 2019

New: 

The story of Private First Class David “Edd” Edward Hiett

Edited:

Roll of Honor: Staff Sergeant Peter Bacle (new info)

The occupation of Germany (new articles)


Oktober 2019

Edited:

Front page (new photos)

Newspaper articles veterans A – E (new articles)

Newspaper articles veterans F – Z (new articles)

POM Marking (new photos)