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Info on 186th combat engineer battalion on Luzon

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  1. jbbill

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    My dad ssjt Paul Wade was in the 186th combat engineers and landed in the Philippine on or about Jan. 9-45 and shortly after moved on to northern Luzon where they rebuilt destroyed roads and bridges, one of which was supposidely the longest Bailey bridge built up to that time. This is about all I know about the 186th where they went where they came from during ww2, any info that I can get about them and their movement would be appreciated. thanks to anyone
     
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    186th Engineer Combat Battalion

    Formed 5 Nov 1943 Ft Jackson, SC Disbanded 28 Feb 1946 Japan

    Departed San Francisco Port of Embarkation 17 Nov 1944
    Landed New Guinea 5 Dec 1944
    Landed Philippines 12 Jan 1945

    Credited with Luzon and New Guinea Campaigns.
     
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    Thanks so much for your info, is there anything else you can tell me, or tell me where I might find more? Any other help would be appreciated. Thanks Again for any info
     
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    Thanks so much for your help, it is much more than I have ever had before. If there are anyone else with info, or any old 186th guys that might have known my dad or have any other info on the 186th I would really appreciate it . AGAIN MANY THANKS
     
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    My father was Ssgt Desmond Warzel with Co A 186th Combat Engineers in 1944 involved in battles of Luzon and New Guinea. He was listed on discharge papers as a construction foreman. I have 2 or 3 photos of bridges(es) they built on Luzon. He earned several Bronze Stars while there. He never talked about the war and I only found this out after he passed away. As others I would also like any additional info that is available.
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    Des Warzel
     
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