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153rd Engineer Construction Battalion - Robert Elroy Culver

153rd Engineer Construction Battalion - Robert Elroy Culver

Posted: 14 Jul 2004 5:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Sep 2012 11:50AM GMT
Surnames: Culver
Looking for anyone who served in this unit or knows anything about it, or anyone that may have known my Uncle, Robert Elroy Culver. Looks like he served in the Philippines and Occupied Japan. Desperate for information. Military records not available.

Re: 153rd Engineer Construction Battalion - Robert Elroy Culver

Posted: 11 Sep 2012 12:05AM GMT
Classification: Military
Surnames: Frank F. Thurston
Not sure if this helps, but my grandfather also served with th 153rd Engineers in WWII, i beleive he was in Company B.

He completed his engineer training in 1943 at Ft. Lewis Washington, then shipped out over seas.

I'm not sure if he stopped in Australia, but ended up in New Guinea in 1944 and then the Phillipines, finally ending up stationed in Yokohama, Japan from 1945-1946 before shipping home.

the Military Heritedge Center in PA has some basic information on the 153rd that you can request (I don't recall if it's free or if there is a small charge)

Re: 153rd Engineer Construction Battalion

Posted: 11 Sep 2012 8:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
The 153rd Engineer Combat Battalion was activated at Ft. Lewis, WA, April 1, 1943. Departing the San Francisco Port of Embarkation on March 31, 1944, the unit arrived at New Guinea May 7, 1944. Re-designated the 153rd Engineer Construction Battalion on May 25, 1944, the unit arrived in The Philippines November 15, 1944. The 153rd Engineer Construction Battalion was de-activated in Japan, May 31, 1946.

Richard V. Horrell
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