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Pictures submitted by former CPT Greg Harris.
He commanded Det 1, HHC then moved on to command Co C.
If you served with Det 1, HHC or Co C in the mid 1980's, you may be
interested in looking at these pictures.
The following pictures were submitted by Mr. Norm Risk.
His Grandfather was a member of the 254th. Here is an excerpt
from his e-mail explaining the pictures:
"bridge1.jpg" is of the pontoon bridge
built over Rhine, March 1945 @ Remagen. Neither Al or my Grandpa
Scott were present at this site. They were both in the states on
"scott twins.jpg" Is my Grandpa Chuck
and Uncle Al, circa 1942. They were originally drafted into the
32nd division, but transferred to the 107th, just before Pearl
Harbor. Al is on the left, Chuck on the right. Al went by "Dan"
most of his life...so others in the company probably would know him
as Dan, not Al. I could never quite understand where "Dan" came
"254th Engineers_Belgium_November 1944.jpg"
As far as I can tell, this was taken in Belgium, just before the
Battle of the Bulge began on December 16th. Maybe it was a
thanksgiving picture? I would love to know who the other guys are.
Grandpa Chuck is in the 2nd row (seated), first from left. Al (Dan)
is in front row, 4th from right. I find myself captivated by this
picture. The date on the back indicates that it wasn't printed
until February 1945. I have several copies of it. One of the
pictures has little X's written on top of about half of the
guys....I would imagine that this indicates that many of the men
didn't survive the Bulge.
My Grandfather, Charles E. Scott(CES) and twin brother, Allen C.
were in the 107th/254th Engineers in World War II. They are both
now deceased. My grandpa was in Company C or B and Al was in
Company A. I see that Al wrote a brief article in the April 1967
Bull Sheet. They were drafted in April 1941, went to Northern
Ireland in early 1942. Al was hurt in early 1945 and was sent home.
My Grandpa somehow got a month pass home in March 1945, married my
grandmother and then returned to Europe just
before V-E day.
Norm Risk Pictures
The following pictures were submitted by Mr. Dick Wills from
Negaunee. He serving with the 107th Engineer Regiment when
they were called up in 1940. He served in the ETO with the
254th. Here is an excerpt from his e-mail explaining the
Pictures from World War Two. The
picture of the bridge was taken at night when we
almost lost our bridge across the Rhine River. The
cable that goes above the bridge was laid and when
they put the pontoon boats in, the anchors were
dropped across that cable accidentally. When they
started to tighten that cable the anchors came up
and the bridge started to float down steam. Luckily
the Coast Guard had just put a couple of boats in
down by the Remagin Bridge and they were able to
come up and hold the bridge in place while they
lifted the cable and dropped the anchors like they
were supposed to be. This picture was taken from the
far side of the river. I'm not sure if you can see
it clear enough to use or not.
The other two picture where taken
during Battle of the Bulge just before Christmas as
it hadn't started to snow yet but was kind of muddy.
The person without his helmet on in the group shot
is Sgt. Wayne Ray(Association Life Member/TAPS 2009,
age 90) he should have had demerits for that,
but who cared. That is myself standing by my truck
in what the well dressed GI wore. Anything you
had.... because when they were covered with mud they
all looked a like. At night we had mackinaws to put
on for sleeping with two blankets. You didn't take
any clothes off, not even your boots or shoes.
Somehow the two canvas doors where lost for the
truck, but it wasn't long before two new ones showed
up. That was my bed. Better than on the ground
except when we had to get in our hole.
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