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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War 2

Treadway bridge crossing the Rhine river on end of March, 1945 at Wesel, Germany constructed by the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion

Treadwaybridge at Wesel across the Rhine River at the end of March 1945 (source: unknown)

Treadwaybridge at Wesel across the Rhine River at the end of March 1945 (source: unknown)

Treadwaybridge at Wesel across the Rhine River at the end of March 1945 (source: unknown)

Treadwaybridge at Wesel across the Rhine River at the end of March 1945 (source: unknown)

Treadwaybridge at Wesel across the Rhine River at the end of March 1945 (source: unknown)

Treadwaybridge at Wesel across the Rhine River at the end of March 1945 (source: unknown)


Constructed by: 

17th Armored Engineer Battalion

Date: 

End of March 1945

Build in time: 

Unknown

Place:  

Crossing  the Rhine river at Wesel, Germany, “Die Alte eisenbahn brucke” 

Length: 

Circa 1000 feet


Pictures at Wesel at the Ruhr river 2016

Location: 


Information from the Unit History: 

Assignments for the coming operation placed Co “A” with CC ‘A”, Co. “D” with CC Co. “C” with CC “R”, and Co. “R“ under Bn control, The division was to cross the Rhine on the 9th Army bridgehead near Wesel, push through the infantry and airborne divisions securing the bridgehead, and drive towards Berlin, with several intermediate objectives.


Research: M. Brandjes, A. Kok 2019