17th Armored Engineer, Company E
26 February 1945
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2nd Armored Crosses the Roer (Ruhr) River in Julich, Germany on 26th of february, 1945
2nd Armored Crosses the Roer (Ruhr) River in Julich, Germany on 26th of february, 1945. Crossing of Halftracks, Jeeps and Shermans of the 67th Armored Regiment. M2 Treadway Pontoon Bridgecrossing built by the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion. By 161th Signal photo Company. Private Geellis.
05.25 2nd Armored moves up
06.07 702nd 702nd tank destroyer battalion
08.08 Sign “To BERLIN With compliments 554 Eng Bn” 25 tons Heavy pontoon brigde.
08.40 Engineer putting “waders” (waterproof coverall)
09.26 The Castle of Julich.
09.40 Armored Dozer
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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 2020