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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War 2

Treadway bridge crossing the Ruhr River on February 26, 1945 at Julich, Germany constructed by the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion, E Company

Constructed by: 

17th Armored Engineer, Company E

Date: 

26 February 1945

Build in time: 

Unknown

Place:  

Jülich, Germany

Length: 

Unknown

 


17th Engineers working on an M2 Threadway Across the Rhur River, at the demolished city of Julich, Germany, on 26 february 1945

 

17th Engineers working on an M2 Threadway Across the Rhur River, at the demolished city of Julich, Germany, on 26 february 1945


Historic Stock Footage Archival and Vintage Video Clips in HD. Soldiers aboard tanks cross a pontoon bridge across the Roer River in Julich, Germany during World War II. US soldiers in Julich, Germany during World War II. Soldiers of the 2nd Armored Division crossing the Roer River. Soldiers aboard a tank. The tank moving on the pontoon bridge across the river. A few soldiers standing near the bridge, watching the tank. Destroyed buildings in the foreground. Debris on the ground. The tank crosses the river. Location: Julich Germany. Date: February 26, 1945. (source: www.CriticalPast.com)


Information Unit History

One platoon (18 trucks) of treadway bridge under Lt. Thompson was detached from Co. “E” to the 992nd Tdy Br Co. on 7 February for special training and bridging. This equipment was used for crossing the Roer 23 February near Julich, one man being killed by enemy fire during the operation. (*This is PFC Burnett M “Bud” Payson)     


 

Research: M. Brandjes 2019