Hello Clementine, In another thread you mentioned your father landed in Normandie on D-Day and in advance of the rest of the 608th Engineers. I came back to this thread to refresh my memory and ask if you had any updates or additional information to share? Given that OVERLORD was such a detail planned operation it might be possible to find traces of your father's role. Just narrowing down whether he landed on OMAHA or UTAH Beach might be interesting. I recently came across a thread on another forum where we learned that a infantry company from a separate infantry regiment landed on D-Day attached to the VII Corps. Their role was a bit of a puzzle until the original poster mentioned the unit had a number of French speakers from Louisiana. An obvious helpful skill in performing rear area security. I am a bit fascinated by the logistic dimension to OVERLORD and the Engineers were a key part. With Port Battalions, Boat and Shore Regiments, the Special Brigades that organized the beachhead. I would be kind of interested to find out how many Light Equipment Companies there were. Come to think of it I would like to know how they were organized and equipped. You mentioned bulldozers, but every engineer outfit had those, probably dump trucks, maybe steam shovels (they didn't use steam then but still looked like their predecessor); were there front-end loaders during WWII? Previously you mentioned an interest in patches. If you would like a signature banner using the insignia and ribbons your father earned let me know and I might be able to gin something up. Hope all is well with you and your family.