Draftsman Charles Emmerson

Our Draftsman Cpl. Emmerson

Personnel Officer Brooks

Personnel staff: Brooks, Robertson, Fartello, Seufert, Harrington

Company Clerk Cpl Robertson

S2 & S3 Capt. Nagel my boss

Mail Clerk Cpl Strouse

Camo Sgt Staff Sgt Feldman

Emmerson at Grosseto June 1944

Emmerson at Grosseto, Italy


Living quarters

Capua, Italy 2/44

Bridge at Capua, Italy 2/44

Route 6 at Capua, Italy Feb 1944

Detachment CP at Marzanello, Italy 12/43 - 3/44

Depot at Marzanello, Italy

Depot in Marzanello, Italy

Evac Hospital at Presenzio, Italy

Captured German prime mover

Bivouac at Itri, Italy May 1944

German dug out Itri, Italy May 1944

German 88 near Itri, Italy May 1944

88 ammo

German 88

German 88

Square in the city of Littoria. Note battle damage.

The Supermen marching to the rear under the watchful eye of the GI



German POW's

The shores of France

Red Beach

Red Beach less busy

Infantry support raft on the Rhone River 9/44

Light tank used for test loads

Medium tank used for test loads

25 ton ponton bridge across the Rhone

Dam on the Rhone River

Rhone Dam

Rhone Dam

House we stayed in at Girancourt, France Nov 1944

Bailey Bridge over canal at Girancourt, France

BMS at Luneville 11/14/44

Cpl Emmerson posing for his ma 11/44

Comapany A 85th 11/44

H&S at Luneville, France 11/14/44

Color guard at the awarding of the Soldiers Medal 12/6/44

General Davidson awards the Soldiers Medal to John Citera

Medal recipients

General Davidson middle and Major Perdue right

Artillery crosses the Patch Bridge at Worms 3/26/45

Patch Bridge across the Rhine at Worms, Germany

Patch Bridge and old bridge at Worms

Gar Davidson Bridge at Mannheim. Germany

The old bridge at Mannheim

Post war 85th Engineers Club

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Susan Minarcik Rotz | Reply 30.09.2015 19.28

I loved this page. It felt good just saying "my Uncle John" after so many years. I have a photo of the group at Sunken Meadow with your sister Judy. Be Well

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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.

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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.

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