Army Engineers at Martelange

On December 15th, 1944, just prior to the onset of hostile action, the 1278th was attached to the 1128th Engineer Combat Group (Col. George C. Reinhardt), which was located in the vicinity of Habay-la-Vieille, Belgium, and consisted of the 1278th, 158th, and 299th Engineer Combat Battalions (Lt. Col. Milton A. Jewett), the 467th Engineer Maintenance Company, and the 626th Engineer Light Equipment Company.

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Primary article by Jérémie Chenot-Nosh.

Additional information by Erwin Verholen.

Sources:
Pascal Kerger,
Cedric Toucheque
www.battleofthebulgememories.be (Henri Rogister)
”Action at Martelange ; with the 1278th Engineer Combat Battalion”
US Army (Signal Corps) photos
Bundesarchiv

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