85th ENGINEER HEAVY PONTON BATTALION WWII

To all who served with the 85th Engineers
Across Italy
Across France
And into Germany
That little fellas might live free

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Rod | Reply 31.07.2021 17:08

85th landed at Oran, North Africa,not a safe place to visit. You might want to start in Italy at Port of Bagnoli. Then follow the “Italy” history here.

Rod 31.07.2021 17:13

The history provides their path. From Italy they landed in France. The history on the website provides that route traveled. Same with Germany

Alexandra Lee | Reply 25.07.2021 10:22

My husband's father, Charles I Robertson from Pa, was in the 85th. We thought we might try and take a trip following in his footsteps. Is a route assembled?

Alexandra Lee 25.07.2021 10:23

I had to be cryptic in that message above.... few characters allowed. Anyone have a route which could be followed? Thx.

Aurelia Bila Rivera | Reply 14.10.2019 12:29

My Dad was Alfred Bila, would love to share stories with others.

Patrick Seamans | Reply 23.07.2019 21:32

I have just found a photo of the whole group of the Engineers in front of the Arch of Triumph in Paris. I need its date. Contact me at my email address. Thanks.

Rod 29.07.2019 11:17

Sorry, but I can't help you with that photo. The 85th was never in Paris as a unit.

Judy McMurry | Reply 17.01.2019 15:27

My Father Sam Hopkins was in the 85th engineer. I wonder if any one is still living that was with him. He was from Sneedville tennessee.

Rod O'Barr 23.01.2019 15:39

Hi Judy, Your father Sam visited my dad back around 2004. I sat in on their visit and had a great time hearing the stories. I am not aware of any still living.

Pete | Reply 03.07.2018 13:43

Adam and and Hopkins are also listed in Leonard's book.

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31.07 | 17:13

The history provides their path. From Italy they landed in France. The history on the website provides that route traveled. Same with Germany

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31.07 | 17:08

85th landed at Oran, North Africa,not a safe place to visit. You might want to start in Italy at Port of Bagnoli. Then follow the “Italy” history here.

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31.07 | 16:50

The only info is that the Tiber Bridge was on “the main supply route,” which is Highway 7. It was built around 40 miles from Nettuno.

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25.07 | 10:23

I had to be cryptic in that message above.... few characters allowed. Anyone have a route which could be followed? Thx.

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