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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War 2

Organization & Equipment (English)

Table of Organization and Equipment T/O&E 5-215 – 5-218 

The organisation of the Armored Engineer Battalion is first being described in the FM 5-5 Engineer Field Manual.

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Uitsnede FM5-5 Engineer Battalion 1943

 


More specific is the Field Manual FM 17-45 Armored Force Field Manual, Armored Engineer Battalion. 

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FM17-45 Engneer Battalion

 


Tables for the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion

The 17th Armored Engineer Battalion consists of a couple of “Table of Organization and Equipment” or T/O&E.

These are Tables for the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion:

  • TO en TO&E 5-215 Armored Engineer Battalion 
  • TO en TO&E 5-216 Headquarters and Headquaters company, Armored Engineer Battalion
  • TO en TO&E 5-217 Company, Armored Engineer Battalion
  • T/O 5-218 Bridge Company, Armored engineer Battalion

Table FM_5-5_Troops_and_Operations_1941

Table of Organization and Equipment T/O&E 5-215 (FM 5-5 Engineer Field Manual, 1941) 

Table of Organisation and Equipment T/O&E 5-215 Table of Organisation and Equipment T/O&E 5-215

Table of Organization and Equipment T/O&E 5-215 (FM 5-5 Engineer Field Manual, 13 October 1943)

 

T/O&E 5-15 Medical Detachment, Engineer Combat Battalion (13 March 1944)
Note: One detachment was assigned to each Engineer Combat Battalion (T/O&E 5-15).

T/O&E 5-16 Headquarters and Headquarters and Service Company, Engineer Combat Battalion (13 March 1944)
Note: One company was assigned to each Engineer Combat Battalion (T/O&E 5-15).

T/O&E 5-17 Engineer Combat Company (Troop) (13 March 1944)
Note: Three of these companies were assigned to each Engineer Combat Battalion (T/O&E 5-15).

T/O&E 5-215 Armored Engineer Battalion (20 November 1944)
Note: One Armored Engineer Battalion was assigned to each Armored Division.

T/O&E 5-215 Medical Detachment, Armored Engineer Battalion (20 November 1944)
One detachment was assigned to each Armored Engineer Battalion (T/O&E 5-215).

T/O&E 5-216 Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Armored Engineer Battalion (20 November 1944)
Note: One company was assigned to each Armored Engineer Battalion (T/O&E 5-215).

T/O&E 5-217 Company, Armored Engineer Battalion (20 November 1944)
Note: Three of these companies were assigned to each Armored Engineer Battalion (T/O&E 5-215).

T/O 5-218 Bridge Company, E Company, Armored engineer Battalion
Note: Only one of these companies was assigned to the Armored Engineer Battalion


Armored Engineer Battalion: (T/O 5-215)

In a summary:

1 Lt, Colonel, 2 Majors, 8 Captains, 10 1st Lts, 11 2nd Lts,

3 Warrant Officers, 3 Master Sergeants, 4 1st Sergeants,

7 Technical Sergeants, 28 Staff Sergeants, 45 Sergeants,

31 Corporals, 48 Technician Grade 4, 186 Technician Grade 5,

23 Privates 1st Class, & 183 Privates:

Total: 35 Officers and 658 Enlisted.

 

4 truck mounted air compressors, 3 35 DBHP crawler tractors,

3 8-ton low bed trailers, 9 2½-ton utility trailers, 6

6-ton (treadway) cargo trucks, 4 sets engineer water supply

equipment, 1 trailer moutned welding equipment, 153 .30 cal M1

carbines, 15 M3A1 halftracks w/o armament, 18 .30 cal HMGs,

20 .30 cal LMGs, 20 .50 cal HB HMGs, 103 .45 cal M3A1 submachine

guns, 29 2.36″ rocket launchers, 3 .45 cal M1911 pistols,

434 .30 cal M1 rifles, 2 M10 ammunition trailers,24 1-ton

trailers, 25 ¼-ton trucks, 1 3/4-ton weapons carrier, 6 3/4-ton

weapons carriers, 27 2½-ton cargo trucks, 18 2½-ton dump trucks,

1 heavy wrecker truck.


Orgnanization & Equipment TO&E No. 5-217  24 November 1944

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(Source 5-217: website military research Service)


Orgnanization & Equipment TO&E No. 5-215   date 28th  July   1942 
(Copy of Original)

TO&E 5-215 C1 July 23 1942

TO&E 5-215 C1 July 23 1942

 

TO&E 5-215 C1 July 23 1942

TO&E 5-215 C1 July 23 1942

 

TO&E 5-215 C1 July 23 1942

TO&E 5-215 C1 July 23 1942

 

TO&E 5-215 C1 July 23 1942

TO&E 5-215 C1 July 23 1942


Orgnanization & Equipment TO&E No. 5-215   date 20 November 1944

 
Designation: †____ Armored Engineer Battalion
Washington 25, D.C., 20 November 1944
       
             
1
Unit
Headquarters  and  Headquarters and Company (T/O&E5-216)
3 Companies(each)(T/O&E5-217)
Total
Attached Medical Detachment (T/O&E 5-215 Med Det)
Aggregate
2 Lieutenant Colonel  1   1   1
3 Major 2   2   2
4 Captain 5 1 8   8
5 Captain or First Lieutenant       2 2
6 First Lieutenant 4 2 10   10
7 Second Lieutenant 5 2 11   11
8
TOTAL COMMISSIONED
17
5
32
2
34
9
Warrant Officer
3
 
3
 
3
10 Master Sergeant 3   3   3
11 First Sergeant 1 1 4   4
12 Technical Sergeant 7   7   7
13 Staff Sergeant 10 6 28 1 29
14 Sergeant 3 14 45   45
15 Corporal 1 10 31 1 32
16 Technician, Grade 3       1 1
17 Technician, Grade 4 19 14 61 1 62
18 Technician, Grade 5 42 46 180 5 185
19 Private, First Class 18 34 120 1 121
20 Private, including 23 41 146 2 148
21 Basic (6) (8) -30 (1) (31)
22
TOTAL ENLISTED
127
166
625
12
637
23
AGGREGATE
147
171
660
14
674
24 Carbine, cal. .30, M1 80 21 143   143
25 Car, half-track, M3A2, without armament 3 4 15   15
26 Gun, machine, Browning, cal. .30, M1917A1, flexible   6 18   18
27 Gun, machine, Browning, cal. .30, M1919A4, flexible 5 5 20   20
28 Gun, machine, Browning, HB, cal. .50, M2, flexible 5 5 20   20
29 Gun, submachine, cal. .45, M3 37 22 103   103
30 Launcher, grenade, M7 27 27 108   108
31 Launcher, grenade, M8 27 7 48   48
32 Launcher, rocket, 2.36-inch, M9 8 7 29   29
33 Pistol, automatic, cal. .45, M1911A1 3   3   3
34 Rifle, U.S., cal. .30, M1 27 128 411   411
35 Trailer, ammunition, M10 2   2   2
36 Trailer, 1-ton, 2-wheel, cargo 12 4 24   24
37 Truck, 1/4-ton, 4×4 10 5 25 2 27
38 Truck, 3/4-ton, 4×4, ambulance, KD       2 2
39 Truck, 3/4-ton, 4×4, weapons carrier 4 1 7 1 8
40 Truck, 2 1/2-ton, 6×6, cargo 15 4 27   27
41 Truck, 2 1/2-ton, 6×6, dump, with winch   6 18   18
42 Truck, wrecking, heavy, M1A1 1   1   1
43 Detector Set (Mine) SCR-625 6 3 15   15
44 Radio Set SCR-506 3 1 6   6
45 Radio Set SCR-510 7 5 22 1 23
46 Radio Set SCR-528 3   3   3
47 Telephone TP-3 2 2 8   8
48 Boat, canvas, reconnaissance, w/paddles, 2-man   4 12   12
49 Carpenter equipment, set no. 1, engineer squad 1 9 28   28
50 Carpenter equipment, set no. 3, engineer platoon   3 9   9
51 Demolition equipment, set no. 1, engineer squad 1 9 28   28
52 Demolition equipment, set no. 2, engineer platoon   3 9   9
53 Ferry set no. 2, treadway, M2 1   1   1
54 Pioneer equipment, set no. 1, engineer squad 1 9 28   28
55 Pioneer equipment, set no. 3, engineer platoon   3 9   9
56 Compressor, air, truck-mounted, gasoline engine 1 1 4   4
  driven, 105 CFM          
57 Semi-trailer, low bed, front loading, 20-ton   1 3   3
58 Shop equipment, motorized, general purpose 1   1   1
59 Tractor, crawler type, diesel engine driven, 55 to 65   1 3   3
  DBHP, standard, w/ bulldozer, tilting or, w/ angle dozer          
60 Trailer, 2-wheel, utility pole type, 2 1/2-ton, type I   3 9   9
61 Truck, cargo (treadway), 6-ton, 6×6, 4 DT, w/winch 3 1 6   6
62 Water supply equipment, set no. 1, engineer 4   4   4
63 Welding equipment, set no. 1, electric arc,300 amp, trailer-mounted 1   1   1
             
  * This table supersedes T/O&E 5-215, 15 September 1943, including C1, 12 February 1944.          
 

 

Company B, 17th Armored Engineer Battalion T/O&E 5-217 15 september 1943

 

Company B, 17th Armored Engineer Battalion T/O&E 5-217 15 september 1943,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Company H.Q.

 
 
 
 
 
   
  Rank MOS Number Specialty Weapon (-/-) Vehicle Marking Vehicle Weapons on vehicle/Weapons platoon
H.Q. Section
Captain   Company commander M1 carbine (1/22)      
  Sergeant 542 Communication chief M1 rifle (1/136)      
  PVT/PFC 803 Bugler, Driver, Truck light SMG cal .45 (1/22) Truck, 1/4 ton 2▲ 17E B-1  
  T/5 734 Driver half-track SMG cal .45 (2/22) Carrier, personnel half-track 2▲ 17E B-2 .50 Machinegun, Rocket lancher 2,36 inch
  T/4 776 Operator radio M1 carbine (2/22)      
  T/5 776 Operator radio M1 carbine (3/22)      
  T/5 776 Operator radio M1 carbine (4/22)      
               
Engineer Section
Sergeant 59 Foreman, Construction M1 rifle (2/136)      
  T/5 50 Carpenter, Construction M1 rifle (3/136)      
  T/5 76 Draftsman, topographic M1 rifle (4/136)      
  T/5 244 Driver Tractor M1 rifle (5/136) Tractor, low bed 35DBHP + trailer 2▲ 17E B-5 + B-6  
  T/5 245 Driver, Truck heavy SMG cal .45 (3/22) Truck Cargo 6 ton 2▲ 17E B-4 .30 Machinegun M1919A44, Rocket lancher 2,36 inch
  T/5 or PVT/PFC 345 Driver, Truck light SMG cal .45 (4/22)      
  T/5 467 Operator, air compressor M1 rifle (6/136) Truck, air compressor 2▲ 17E B-3 .30 Machinegun M1919A4
               
Maintenance Section
Lieutenant (1st/2nd)     M1 carbine (5/22)      
  Staff sergeant 813 Motor sergeant M1 carbine (6/22)      
  T/5 511 Armorer, Driver, Truck 3/4ton SMG cal .45 (5/22) Truck, 3/4 ton weapons carrier 2▲ 17E B-8  
  T/4 14 Mechanic, automobile M1 carbine (7/22)      
  T/5 14 Mechanic, automobile, Driver, Truck light SMG cal .45 (6/22) Truck, 1/4 ton 2▲ 17E B-7  
               
Administrative, Mess
First sergeant 585   M1 carbine (8/22)      
and Supply Section
Staff sergeant 824 Mess sergeant M1 carbine (9/22)      
  Staff sergeant 821 Supply sergeant M1 carbine (10/22)      
  Corporal 405 Clerk, Company M1 carbine (11/22)      
  T/4 60 Cook M1 carbine (12/22)      
  T/4 60 Cook M1 carbine (13/22)      
  T/5 60 Cook M1 carbine (14/22)      
  T/5 60 Cook M1 carbine (15/22)      
  PVT/PFC 521 Cook’s helper M1 carbine (16/22)      
  T/5 or PVT/PFC 345 Driver, Truck light SMG cal .45 (7/22) Truck 2-1/2 ton Cargo + trailer 1 ton (1) 2▲ 17E B-9 + B-10 .30 Machinegun M1919A4
  PVT/PFC 521 Basic M1 rifle (7/136)      
  PVT/PFC 521 Basic M1 rifle (8/136)      
  PVT/PFC 521 Basic M1 rifle (9/136)      
  PVT/PFC 521 Basic M1 rifle (10/136)      
  PVT/PFC 521 Basic M1 rifle (11/136)      
  PVT/PFC 521 Basic M1 rifle (12/136)      
  PVT/PFC 521 Basic M1 rifle (13/136)      
  PVT/PFC 521 Basic M1 rifle (14/136)      
  PVT/PFC 521 Basic M1 rifle (15/136)      
  PVT/PFC 521 Basic M1 rifle (16/136)      
  PVT/PFC 521 Basic M1 rifle (17/136)      
  PVT/PFC 521 Basic M1 rifle (18/136)      
  PVT/PFC 521 Basic M1 rifle (19/136)      
  PVT/PFC 521 Basic M1 rifle (20/136)      
  PVT/PFC 521 Basic M1 rifle (21/136)      
  PVT/PFC 521 Basic M1 rifle (22/136)      
               
1st Platoon:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Platoon H.Q.
2nd Lieutenant     M1 carbine (17/22)     2x .30 Machinegun M1917A1 (toe te wijzen aan squad).
  Staff sergeant 651 Platoon sergeant M1 carbine (18/22)      
  Sergeant 605 Machine gun sergeant M1 rifle (23/136)      
  T/5 or PVT/PFC 345 Driver, Truck light SMG cal .45 (8/22) Truck 2-1/2 ton Cargo + trailer 2-1/2 ton (2) 2▲ 17E B-12 + B-13 .50 Machinegun
  T/5 78 Electrician, Driver, Truck light SMG cal .45 (9/22) Truck, 1/4 ton + trailer 1 ton 2▲ 17E B-11 + B-17  
  T/5 242 Toolroom keeper M1 rifle (24/136)      
               
1st Squad
Sergeant 653 Squad leader M1 rifle (25/136)      
  Corporal 653 Squad leader assistent M1 rifle (26/136)      
  T/4 35 Builder bridge M1 rifle (27/136)      
  T/5 50 Carpenter, construction M1 rifle (28/136)      
  PVT/PFC 50 Carpenter, construction M1 rifle (29/136)      
  T/5 or PVT/PFC 533 Demolition specialist M1 rifle (30/136)      
  PVT/PFC 78 Electrician M1 rifle (31/136)      
  T/5 339 Operator, jackhammer M1 rifle (32/136)      
  PVT/PFC 121 Repairman, utility M1 rifle (33/136)      
  PVT/PFC 121 Repairman, utility M1 rifle (34/136)      
  T/5 189 Rigger, Driver, half-track SMG cal .45 (10/22) Carrier, personnel half-track 2▲ 17E B-14 .30 Machinegun M1919A4, Rocket lancher 2,36 inch
  PVT/PFC 189 Rigger M1 rifle (35/136)      
  PVT/PFC 189 Rigger M1 rifle (36/136)      
               
2nd Squad
Sergeant 653 Squad leader M1 rifle (37/136)      
  Corporal 653 Squad leader assistent M1 rifle (38/136)      
  T/4 35 Builder bridge M1 rifle (39/136)      
  PVT/PFC 50 Carpenter, construction M1 rifle (40/136)      
  PVT/PFC 50 Carpenter, construction M1 rifle (41/136)      
  T/5 or PVT/PFC 533 Demolition specialist M1 rifle (42/136)      
  PVT/PFC 78 Electrician M1 rifle (43/136)      
  T/5 339 Operator, jackhammer M1 rifle (44/136)      
  PVT/PFC 121 Repairman, utility M1 rifle (45/136)      
  PVT/PFC 121 Repairman, utility M1 rifle (46/136)      
  T/5 189 Rigger, Driver, half-track SMG cal .45 (11/22) Carrier, personnel half-track 2▲ 17E B-15 .50 Machinegun, Rocket lancher 2,36 inch
  PVT/PFC 189 Rigger M1 rifle (47/136)      
  PVT/PFC 189 Rigger M1 rifle (48/136)      
               
3rd Squad Sergeant 653 Squad leader M1 rifle (49/136)      
  Corporal 653 Squad leader assistent M1 rifle (50/136)      
  T/4 35 Builder bridge M1 rifle (51/136)      
  PVT/PFC 50 Carpenter, construction M1 rifle (52/136)      
  PVT/PFC 50 Carpenter, construction M1 rifle (53/136)      
  T/5 or PVT/PFC 533 Demolition specialist M1 rifle (54/136)      
  PVT/PFC 78 Electrician M1 rifle (55/136)      
  T/5 339 Operator, jackhammer M1 rifle (56/136)      
  PVT/PFC 121 Repairman, utility M1 rifle (57/136)      
  PVT/PFC 121 Repairman, utility M1 rifle (58/136)      
  T/5 189 Rigger, Driver, half-track SMG cal .45 (12/22) Carrier, personnel half-track 2▲ 17E B-16 .30 Machinegun M1919A4, Rocket lancher 2,36 inch
  PVT/PFC 189 Rigger M1 rifle (59/136)      
  PVT/PFC 189 Rigger M1 rifle (60/136)      
               
2nd Platoon:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Platoon H.Q.
2nd Lieutenant     M1 carbine (19/22)     2x .30 Machinegun M1917A1 (toe te wijzen aan squad).
  Staff sergeant 651 Platoon sergeant M1 carbine (20/22)      
  Sergeant 605 Machine gun sergeant M1 rifle (61/136)      
  T/5 or PVT/PFC 345 Driver, Truck light SMG cal .45 (13/22) Truck 2-1/2 ton Cargo + trailer 2-1/2 ton (3) 2▲ 17E B-19 + B-20 .50 Machinegun
  T/5 78 Electrician, Driver, Truck light SMG cal .45 (14/22) Truck, 1/4 ton + trailer 1 ton 2▲ 17E B-18 + B-24  
  T/5 242 Toolroom keeper M1 rifle (62/136)      
               
1st Squad
Sergeant 653 Squad leader M1 rifle (63/136)      
  Corporal 653 Squad leader assistent M1 rifle (64/136)      
  T/4 35 Builder bridge M1 rifle (65/136)      
  T/5 50 Carpenter, construction M1 rifle (66/136)      
  PVT/PFC 50 Carpenter, construction M1 rifle (67/136)      
  T/5 or PVT/PFC 533 Demolition specialist M1 rifle (68/136)      
  PVT/PFC 78 Electrician M1 rifle (69/136)      
  T/5 339 Operator, jackhammer M1 rifle (70/136)      
  PVT/PFC 121 Repairman, utility M1 rifle (71/136)      
  PVT/PFC 121 Repairman, utility M1 rifle (72/136)      
  T/5 189 Rigger, Driver, half-track SMG cal .45 (15/22) Truck 2-1/2 ton Dump 2▲ 17E B-21  
  PVT/PFC 189 Rigger M1 rifle (73/136)      
  PVT/PFC 189 Rigger M1 rifle (74/136)      
               
2nd Squad
Sergeant 653 Squad leader M1 rifle (75/136)      
  Corporal 653 Squad leader assistent M1 rifle (76/136)      
  T/4 35 Builder bridge M1 rifle (77/136)      
  PVT/PFC 50 Carpenter, construction M1 rifle (78/136)      
  PVT/PFC 50 Carpenter, construction M1 rifle (79/136)      
  T/5 or PVT/PFC 533 Demolition specialist M1 rifle (80/136)      
  PVT/PFC 78 Electrician M1 rifle (81/136)      
  T/5 339 Operator, jackhammer M1 rifle (82/136)      
  PVT/PFC 121 Repairman, utility M1 rifle (83/136)      
  PVT/PFC 121 Repairman, utility M1 rifle (84/136)      
  T/5 189 Rigger, Driver, half-track SMG cal .45 (16/22) Truck 2-1/2 ton Dump 2▲ 17E B-22 Rocket lancher 2,36 inch
  PVT/PFC 189 Rigger M1 rifle (85/136)      
  PVT/PFC 189 Rigger M1 rifle (86/136)      
               
3rd Squad
Sergeant 653 Squad leader M1 rifle (87/136)      
  Corporal 653 Squad leader assistent M1 rifle (88/136)      
  T/4 35 Builder bridge M1 rifle (89/136)      
  PVT/PFC 50 Carpenter, construction M1 rifle (90/136)      
  PVT/PFC 50 Carpenter, construction M1 rifle (91/136)      
  T/5 or PVT/PFC 533 Demolition specialist M1 rifle (92/136)      
  PVT/PFC 78 Electrician M1 rifle (93/136)      
  T/5 339 Operator, jackhammer M1 rifle (94/136)      
  PVT/PFC 121 Repairman, utility M1 rifle (95/136)      
  PVT/PFC 121 Repairman, utility M1 rifle (96/136)      
  T/5 189 Rigger, Driver, half-track SMG cal .45 (17/22) Truck 2-1/2 ton Dump 2▲ 17E B-23  
  PVT/PFC 189 Rigger M1 rifle (97/136)      
  PVT/PFC 189 Rigger M1 rifle (98/136)      
               
3rd Platoon:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Platoon H.Q.
2nd Lieutenant     M1 carbine (21/22)     2x .30 Machinegun M1917A1 (toe te wijzen aan squad).
  Staff sergeant 651 Platoon sergeant M1 carbine (22/22)      
  Sergeant 605 Machine gun sergeant M1 rifle (99/136)      
  T/5 or PVT/PFC 345 Driver, Truck light SMG cal .45 (18/22) Truck 2-1/2 ton Cargo + trailer 2-1/2 ton (4) 2▲ 17E B-26 + B-27 .50 Machinegun
  T/5 78 Electrician, Driver, Truck light SMG cal .45 (19/22) Truck, 1/4 ton + trailer 1 ton 2▲ 17E B-25 + B-31  
  T/5 242 Toolroom keeper M1 rifle (100/136)      
               
1st Squad
Sergeant 653 Squad leader M1 rifle (101/136)      
  Corporal 653 Squad leader assistent M1 rifle (102/136)      
  T/4 35 Builder bridge M1 rifle (103/136)      
  T/5 50 Carpenter, construction M1 rifle (104/136)      
  PVT/PFC 50 Carpenter, construction M1 rifle (105/136)      
  T/5 or PVT/PFC 533 Demolition specialist M1 rifle (106/136)      
  PVT/PFC 78 Electrician M1 rifle (107/136)      
  T/5 339 Operator, jackhammer M1 rifle (108/136)      
  PVT/PFC 121 Repairman, utility M1 rifle (109/136)      
  PVT/PFC 121 Repairman, utility M1 rifle (110/136)      
  T/5 189 Rigger, Driver, half-track SMG cal .45 (20/22) Truck 2-1/2 ton Dump 2▲ 17E B-28  
  PVT/PFC 189 Rigger M1 rifle (111/136)      
  PVT/PFC 189 Rigger M1 rifle (112/136)      
               
2nd Squad
Sergeant 653 Squad leader M1 rifle (113/136)      
  Corporal 653 Squad leader assistent M1 rifle (114/136)      
  T/4 35 Builder bridge M1 rifle (115/136)      
  PVT/PFC 50 Carpenter, construction M1 rifle (116/136)      
  PVT/PFC 50 Carpenter, construction M1 rifle (117/136)      
  T/5 or PVT/PFC 533 Demolition specialist M1 rifle (118/136)      
  PVT/PFC 78 Electrician M1 rifle (119/136)      
  T/5 339 Operator, jackhammer M1 rifle (120/136)      
  PVT/PFC 121 Repairman, utility M1 rifle (121/136)      
  PVT/PFC 121 Repairman, utility M1 rifle (122/136)      
  T/5 189 Rigger, Driver, half-track SMG cal .45 (21/22) Truck 2-1/2 ton Dump 2▲ 17E B-29 Rocket lancher 2,36 inch
  PVT/PFC 189 Rigger M1 rifle (123/136)      
  PVT/PFC 189 Rigger M1 rifle (124/136)      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3rd Squad
Sergeant 653 Squad leader M1 rifle (125/136)      
  Corporal 653 Squad leader assistent M1 rifle (126/136)      
  T/4 35 Builder bridge M1 rifle (127/136)      
  PVT/PFC 50 Carpenter, construction M1 rifle (128/136)      
  PVT/PFC 50 Carpenter, construction M1 rifle (129/136)      
  T/5 or PVT/PFC 533 Demolition specialist M1 rifle (130/136)      
  PVT/PFC 78 Electrician M1 rifle (131/136)      
  T/5 339 Operator, jackhammer M1 rifle (132/136)      
  PVT/PFC 121 Repairman, utility M1 rifle (133/136)      
  PVT/PFC 121 Repairman, utility M1 rifle (134/136)      
  T/5 189 Rigger, Driver, half-track SMG cal .45 (22/22) Truck 2-1/2 ton Dump 2▲ 17E B-30  
  PVT/PFC 189 Rigger M1 rifle (135/136)      
  PVT/PFC 189 Rigger M1 rifle (136/136)      
 

 

T/O&E 5-218 1 April 1943; Bridging company, Armored Engineer Battalion

– One Company Headquarter 
– Two bridging platoons 

1) COMPANY HEADQUARTER : 
– HQ section – 
1xM3 HT (HQ w/radio) ; 1xjeep amphibious ; 2xmotor (messengers) 

– Engineer section – 
1xjeep ; 2xcrane truck (6 ton trucks) ; 4xGMC 2-1/2 air compressor ; 16xGMC 2-1/2 (bridging material) with winch ; 1xHv truck wrecker M1 (the GHQ US Hv wrecker truck is really good, for example (US91) ) ; 2xGMC 2-1/2 + two boat trailers (load with one boat power utility each). 
(GMC 2-1/2 trucks are load with 20 float, pneumatic, 6 ton, with paddles) 

– Maintenance section – 
1xGMC 2-1/2 maintenance wrecker. (the GMC “breakdown” in the GHQ pack US83) 

– Aministration, supply and Mess – 
1xDodge carriage motor M6 SP AT gun (Dodge 4×4 w/37mm AT gun) (may be substitute by AT gun 37mm M3A1 towed by a ¼ ton truck (jeep) . 
4xGMC 2-1/2 (one for kitchen, three for equipment) 

2) FIRST PLATOON (3xM6SP AT gun, 18xHv bridge trucks Treadway) : 
– Platoon HQ – 
1xM6 SP AT Gun. 
– First section – 
1xM6 SP AT Gun ; 9xbridge trucks Treadway. 
– Second section – 
1xM6 SP AT Gun ; 9xbridge trucks Treadway. 

3) SECOND PLATOON (3xM6SP AT gun, 18xHv bridge trucks Treadway) : 
– Platoon HQ – 
1xM6 SP AT Gun. 
– First section – 
1xM6 SP AT Gun ; 9xbridge trucks Treadway. 
– Second section – 
1xM6 SP AT Gun ; 9xbridge trucks Treadway. 


Research © by: Martijn Brandjes 
Text © by:  Martijn Brandjes