17th Armored Engineer, Company “B”, 2nd platoon
17th January 1945 to 21 January 1945
Build in time:
Crossing the L’Ourthe at Houffalize, Belgium.
Information: Unit History
The 2nd Plat of “B” Co. constructed the 36 foot treadway bridge across L’Ourthe en 17 Jan which allowed divisional armor to cross into Houffalize and link up with the 3rd army. During the night.
Information After action reports from December 16th, 1944 to January 24th 1945
Battalion headquarters advanced in woods south of Caergne Main at Erezee.
Company A in Wibrin, Company B in woods north of Dinez
Company C in woods north of Wibrin. Company D in Les Tailles.
Company E in Hegdouffe. No change in Company positions.
Company B constructed 36’ Treadway bridge at Houffalize
Company C cleared river road leading into Houffalize
Engineers officially linked up with 3rd army at Houffalize
All companies reassembling equipment
Officers and men sent to Paris
Weather: Snowy and cloudy
Information M2 Treadway Bridges Constructed by the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion during the Ardennes Campaign were as follows:
|Location||Near||Length||Placed by (Company)||Date placed||Date removed|
|vP518869||Le Batty||36||Co D||5 january||24 january|
|vP504839||Dochamps||36||Co B||8 january||24 january|
|vP523864||–||24||297E||9 january||10 january|
|vP568827||Le Fond||48||Co C||13 january||25 january|
|vP569766||Chevroument||24||Co C||14 january||25 january|
|vP584763||Willonge||60||HQ Co||15 january||25 january|
|vP579742||Achouffe||72||Co C||15 january||24 january|
|vP611723||Houffalize||36||Co B||17 january||21 january|
|vP482113||–||120||Co E||22 january||1 january|
Research: M. Brandjes