206th Engineer Combat Battalion — after Action Reports



Report
November 1944
Moselle River

Report
Nov.- Dec. 1944

Moselle-Saar River Campaign
Report
December 1944
Saar River
Editor's Note: Keith Graham kindly provided these After Action Reports from the 206th Engineer Combat Battalion. Please contact him for additional information about the 206th and for permission to use these documents. E-mail: john.graham1@att.net

History, 206th Engineer Combat Battalion

Keith has finished putting together a comprehensive 232 page history of his father's unit, the 206th Engineer 206th Combat EngineersCombat Battalion complete with maps and photographs. The "History, 206th Engineer Combat Battalion" was compiled and dedicated in memory of his father, Captain John Gilmer Graham (1918-1973), Combat Engineer. He and the men of the 206th experienced the Normandy invasion – landing on Utah Beach on 27 June 1944; the fighting and break-out in the hedgerow country of Normandy; General Patton’s Third U.S. Army dash across France; bridging and ferrying across the Seine, Moselle, Saar, Main and other rivers; breaching the Siegfried Line; the drive into Germany; and ending the war in Linz, Austria.

The 206th was also involved in assault crossings of the Moselle River in November 1944. The 206th put the 359th Infantry Regiment of the 90th Infantry Division across the Moselle during those operations. The Monthly After-Action Report of the 206th for November 1944 talks about the flooding that was occurring during that operation. On 6 Dec 44, Company C of the 206th put the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 358th across the Saar River by assault to establish a bridgehead at Dillingen. Company B of the 206th put the 3rd Battalion of the 358th across. To Visit the 206th Engineer Combat Battalion website
Click on this link: http://the_206th_Engineer_Combat_Battalion.home.att.net\index.htm

 

Photo
Dillingen crossing site.
Map
Map of Dillingen-Pachten
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Photo
Pachten crossing site.
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