PHOTOS OF THE 103RD AND 180TH ENGR BNS

103rd Engr Bn 180th Engr Bn

                   103rd Engineer bn          180th Engineer Bn            

Thanks to Gary Savarese whos Dad, Louis F. Savarese was with Co F 103rd Engr Bn & THE Co B 180th Engr Bn
for all the photos of the two units
           
103rd Engrs
Co F 103rd Engineer Bn July 1941 ( in Feb 1942 this Co will become Co B 180th Engineer Bn)






THE 3 PICTURES OF THE BRIDGES BELOW ARE FROM LARRY SMITH SON OF
PFC IVAN JAMES SMITH
Co A 180th Engineer Heavy Ponton Bn
 Bridges over the Moselle, Rhine and Elbe

14-15 January 1945 Company B with personnel from A and H&S Companies
constructed Floating Bailey Bridge at Uckange, France over the Moselle River. Length of bridge 560 feet.



31 March to 1 April 1945 Companies A and B built Heavy Ponton Bridge
over the Rhine at Orsoy, Germany.  Length of bridge 1,080 feet.



Companies A and B of  the 180th constructed this Heavy Ponton Bridge
over the Elbe River
on May 12-13 1945 at Magdeburg, Germany.  Length of bridge 680 feet.

THE PHOTOS  OF BRIDGES BELOW ALL BUILT BY THE 180TH ENGINEER HEAVY PONTON BN.
THANKS TO
CHESTER T. DABROWSKI WHO SERVED IN THE 180TH ENGR H&S Co FOR THE PHOTOS

180th Engr Bn meets USSR
Another photo of the above bridge

BRIDGE BUILT AT MOSELLE RIVER
THIS BRIDGE BUILT AT NITE ACROSS THE MOSELLE RIVER THE BUILDING TO THE LEFT  HAD GERMAN MACHINE GUNNERS

Floating Bailey Bridge
Floating Bailey Bridge being built across the Moselle River in 1944

MOSELLE RIVER 1944
Photo taken of a
Floating Bailey Bridge being built across the Moselle River in 1944 from a Heavy Ponton Bridge built by the 180th Engineer Bn.

Ponton used to ferrie mem & equipment
The 180th Engineer's ferried men and equipment across the Moselle River while under German small arms & artillery fire
three of the Bridges where hit by Artillery fire also


I WILL BE ADDING MORE PHOTOS SOON  WITH TEXT INFO.
 
see link below for a list all the photos they can be viewed
http://dcrowley.home.pipeline.com/



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