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- 299th Combat Engineers in Europe WWII -

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#1

The SS Exchequer was the ship that took the 299th Engineer Combat Battalion from New York to Bristol Channel Cardif, Wales fron 4-6-44 to 4-16-44.

Photo provided by: James Burke

#2

"LCVP" landing craft with troops from the First Division to approach "Omaha" Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

#3

American assault troops approaching "Utah" Beach June 6, 1944.

#4

All eight Bulldozers made it onto Omaha Beach with H&S Cpmpany on D-Day. CWO James W. Tucker received a Bronze Star for converting these heavy tractors to obstacle removing dozers and took his men onto "Easy Red" sector on D-Day. He had one of these dozers dig the first mass grave for our men on Omaha Beach...read more.

This Photo: Men of the 299th Combat Engineers were building a new road out of Omaha Beach, Normandy, France. June 7, 1944, D-Day + 1

#5

The guidon for "C" Company, 299th Engineer Combat Battalion from WWII.

William J. Bunting was the Commander of "C" company and had this in his possession. He commanded from Feb 1944 through Oct 1945, so his tenure was from training at Ft. Pierce, FL through the end of combat operations in the ETO. The guidon itself is in good condition. There are two small holes above the middle seam at the inner notch of the swallowtail and another one on the lower half near the edge of the swallowtail about 2/5ths the way down from the notch.

Photo provided by: Dave and Michael Bunting sons of CPT. William J. Bunting

#6

Close up of the plaque next to the Guidon

 

Photo provided by: Michael S. Bunting

#7

Mobile CP with Command Car, prime mover, and unknown soldier.

Photo provided by: Michael S. Bunting

#8

CPT Bunting, commander of "C" Co, 299th Engineers with his mobile Command Post salvaged from a D-Day glider.

Photo provided by: Michael S. Bunting

#9

This is 2nd Squad, 2nd Platoon "B" Company November 1944.

Dinner was in honor of Thanksgiving. The house is that of a saw mill owner who operated it for 6 weeks prior to the "Battle of the Bulge"Only a few names are known.

Photo provided by: James Burke

#10

This is an actual "B" Company Guidon (the military term for flag)

The search is on for a photo of the Guidons for "A" Company, "C" Company and "H&S" Company

Photo provided by: National D-Day Memorial Foundation

#11

"C" Co in Liege, Belgium, 14 Sep 1944. Assigned repair of Fetinne's bridge across the Ourthe River (Pont du Fennise). The spires with angels atop are on the Fragnee's bridge across the Meuse river. A platoon from B Co was attached to assist. They are working on what was a 10' x 20' crater.

Photo provided by: Michael S. Bunting

#12

This is the Fetinne's bridge across the Ourthe River (Pont du Fennise) in Liege, Belgium as it looks today(Photo taken Sept. 2007). The spires with angels atop are on the Fragnee's bridge across the Meuse river.

Photo provided by: Henri Rogister in Liege http://www.criba.be

 
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