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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War 2

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

Constructed by: 

17th Armored Engineer, Company “B”, 2nd platoon

Date: 

17th January 1945

Build in time: 

Unknown

Place:  

Crossing  the L’Ourthe at Houffalize, Belgium. 

Length: 

36 Foot


 

Houffalize 17th Armored Engineer Battalion January 1945

Current location

Houffalize 17th Armored Engineer Battalion January 1945

Houffalize 17th Armored Engineer Battalion January 1945

Houffalize 17th Armored Engineer Battalion January 1945

Houffalize 17th Armored Engineer Battalion January 1945

Current location


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.


After action reports from December 16th, 1944 to January 24th 1945
17 january:

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


 


Research: M. Brandjes