17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War Two

Officers of the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion

Officer Staff 17th Engineers at Tidworth Barracks England, june, may 1944. Photo: S. Benninger
Officer Staff 17th Armored Engineer Battalion at Tidworth Barracks England, june, may 1944. (Photo: S. Benninger) 

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Officers of the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion, at Tidworth Barracks England, June, May 1944 (Courtesy Stephanie Dobson, archive LT Grady L Smith)
Names of Officers of the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion, at Tidworth Barracks England, June, May 1944 (Courtesy Stephanie Dobson, archive LT Grady L Smith)
Numberd Officer Staff 17th Engineers at Tidworth Barracks Engeland, june, may 1944 S. Benninger
Numberd Officers, Staff, 17th Armored Engineer Battalion at Tidworth Barracks Engeland, june, may 1944 S. Benninger

Names of the Officers: 

SITTING (left to right):

1.       Capt. Jones (Allen Jones Jr)

2.       Lt. Kelly, 07/28/1944 KIA (Killed in Action)

3.       Capt. Carter.

4.       Capt. Hall,

5.       Ccl. Correll, (LTC Louis W Correll)

6.       Maj. Rarick.

7.       Capt. Fry,

8.       Capt. Herford, (Robert Earl Hereford)

9.       Chaplain Bertram

FIRST ROW STANDING:

10.   Capt. Hergett,

11.   Capt. Samson,

12.   Capt. Hazzard, (Meredyth Roberts Hazzard)

13.   Capt. McMahan, 07/27/1944 KIA (Killed in Action) (Capt Cecil E. “Buddy” McMahan)

14.   Capt. Youngblood, (More about Capt Youngblood in “The Rhineland Campaign – from the Roer to the Rhine” (George Lawrence Youngblood, Sr)

15.   Lt. Smith, (Grady Lawrence Smith)

16.   Capt. Novotny

17.   Capt. Marc,

18.   Lt. Reed,

19.   Lt. Yarosh.

SECOND ROW:

20.   Lt. Arnone,

21.   Lt. Christian,

22.   Lt. McAdams,

23.   Capt. Sutter,

24.   Lt. Lloyd,

25.   Lt. Mcguire,

26.   Lt. Ruffle,

27.   Lt. Januzzi, 06/16/1944 KIA (Killed in Action) 

28.   Lt. Mitchell, 11/23/1944 KIA (Killed in Action)

29.   Lt. Kabler.

THIRD ROW:

30.   Lt. Laurino,

31.   Lt. Coughlin, (more about Lt Coughlin in “1945 April 5, Germany, Treadway bridge across Weser at Ohr) 

32.   Lt. Parfett,

33.   Lt. Coan,

34.   Lt. Thompson,

35.   Mr. Benedict,

36.   Lt. Hillenbrand,

37.   Lt. Whitting,

38.   Lt. Loughran,

39.   Lt. Schofield.

FOURTH ROW:

40.   Lt. Spears, (read more about LT Edwin E Spears here)

41.   Capt. Hazen.

42.   Lt. Turner, (read more about LT Francis Turner here)

43.   Lt. Albano,

44.   Mr Klibert,

45.   Lt. Hamilton,

46.   Lt. Steltenpole,

47.   Lt. Lindstrom,

48.   Lt. Kline. (Marschall B. Cline)


Franics C Turner with his fellow officers, 17th Arrmored Engineer Battalion at Baddeckenstedt Railwaystation Germany, spring1945
Francis C Turner with his fellow officers, 17th Armored Engineer Battalion at Baddeckenstedt Railwaystation Germany, spring 1945 (picture: S. Benninger)

Captains of the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion standing at attention. One Captain is of the 48th Medical Battalion. Location and names unknown. Late war “ike” jackets probably just before june/ july 1945. (Courtesy and permission by Robert Rob Jolliff)
Captains of the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion staning at attention. One Captain is of the 48th Medical Battalion. Location and names unknown. (Courtesy and permission by Robert (Rob) Jolliff)
Captains of the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion standing at attention. One Captain is of the 48th Medical Battalion. Location and names unknown. (Courtesy and permission by Robert Jolliff)

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“The 17th Engineer Battalion Officers in North Africa in 1943. (Courtesy of George L. Youngblood) (Source: Book, 2nd Armored Division History: Uncommon Valor Was a Common Virtue, by Philip A. St John,  Philip A St John, Turner Publishing Company)

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Officers of the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion, Africa in Cork Forest in French Morocco in the Spring, 1943 (Courtesy Stephanie Dobson, archive LT Grady L Smith)
Officers of the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion, Africa in Cork Forest in French Morocco in the Spring, 1943 (Courtesy Stephanie Dobson, archive LT Grady L Smith)

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17th Armored Engineer Battalion kneeling or standing in three rows for a unit photograph (Courtesy: Rob Jo
17th Armored Engineer Battalion kneeling or standing in three rows for a unit photograph, location and date unknown. (Courtesy: Rob Jolliff)

Research and written by M. Brandjes
Edited: march 2021