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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War 2

Year 1943 US Army service PFC David E. Hiett

March 1943

David Edd Hiett was drafted for the Army in March 1943.

David Edd Hiett, Oregon in color 1943 (Courtesy Mark Hiett)
David Edd Hiett, Oregon in color 1943 (Courtesy Mark Hiett)

May 1943

Longview News-Journal (Longview, Texas)30 May 1943, SunPage 14
Longview News-Journal (Longview, Texas)30 May 1943, SunPage 14 (Mark Hiett)

July 1943

The Marshall News Messenger (Marshall, Texas)04 Jul 1943, SunPage 38
The Marshall News Messenger (Marshall, Texas)04 Jul 1943, SunPage 38 (Courtesy Mark HIett)

November 1943

David Edd Hiett and Lucille Scharff, is showing off her engagement ring
David Edd Hiett and Lucille Scharff, is showing off her engagement ring (Courtesy Mark Hiett) Her grand parents immigrated from Germany to the U.S. and Texas in the late 1800s.
David E Hiett November 1943 on leave (Courtesy Mark Hiett)

David E Hiett November 1943 on furlough home before going overseas. You can see the bracelet in the top photo (Courtesy Mark Hiett) Top right photo: niece Margaret Jean, Edd, and sisters Ima and Dymple. Bottom right: father D.E. or Edd Senior and his mother Willie, they were known as Pa and Ma.

David E Hiett November 1943 on leave (Courtesy Mark Hiett)

David E Hiett November 1943 on leave (Courtesy Mark Hiett)

PFC David Edd Hiett in New York City (Courtesy Mark Hiettt)
PFC David Edd Hiett in New York City (Courtesy Mark Hiettt)
David Edd Hiett, December 1943 (Courtesy Mark Hiett)
David Edd Hiett, December 1943 (Courtesy Mark Hiett)
David Edd Hiett, C Company, 17th Armored Engineers, on leave in New York (Courtesy: Mark Hiett)

David Edd Hiett, C Company, 17th Armored Engineers, on leave in New York (Courtesy: Mark Hiett)


Longview News-Journal (Longview, Texas)04 Nov 1943, ThuPage 2
Longview News-Journal (Longview, Texas)04 Nov 1943, ThuPage 2 (Courtesy Mark Hiett)

December 1943

Originally David E Hiett was in the 300th Combat Engineers. 

Private David Edd Hiett  with the300th Combat Engineers (courtesy http://www.300thcombatengineersinwwii.com)
Private David Edd Hiett with the300th Combat Engineers (left to right) ????, Claude Landers, Cloyd Gibson and Ed Hiett(far right side) (courtesy Mark Hiett)
David Edd Hiett, December 1943 (Courtesy Mark Hiett)
David Edd Hiett, December 1943 (Courtesy Mark Hiett)

Company C, 300th Combat Engineers, close-up (Courtesy Mark Hiett)
Company C, 300th Combat Engineers, (Courtesy Mark Hiett)
Longview News-Journal (Longview, Texas)05 Dec 1943, SunPage 2 (Mark Hiett)
Longview News-Journal (Longview, Texas)05 Dec 1943, SunPage 1 2
Longview News-Journal (Longview, Texas)05 Dec 1943, SunPage 1 (Mark Hiett)

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