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 Post subject: 475th Eng Maint Co
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:36 pm 
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The little town outside of Nuremberg(or Nurnberg in German) is FurtIh. It was our last posting in Europe before rotation
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 Post subject: Fürth vs Feucht
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:36 pm 
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I see Fürth (Furth or Fuerth) about 8 km north west of Nürnberg (Nuremberg) but Feucht is a little village about 12 km southeast of Nürnberg. Was the 475th Eng Maint Co with the 834th EAB at Fürth?

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I don't think the 475th was at Furth when we were there, but they may have followed us into the field when we left Sandy Conti 834th EAB
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I have recently contacted a daughter of a vet from the 472nd engineer maintenance company and she has some information about the 475th that she is going to copy and send me. When I get it I will try and get a copy of it to the site so you can see it.

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Thanks again Spencer. I look forward to seeing it.

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I received the documents a couple of days ago and the 475th information is a written history of the unit. I don't know who wrote it but it is about 18 pages long and at the end is a hand written list of the dates and areas that the unit was. I am hoping to get this scanned soon and I will post it on the link so David can mess with it.

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Sounds great Spencer.

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David,

I placed the information that I received about the 475th on the drop site. I hope this will be helpful to someone.

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Hey Spencer. Any idea where your source got this? I'm a little concerned about posting without first checking on the copyright.

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David,

This information was part of the packet of that was sent to me. I can try to find out were it came from to make sure that there will be no problems reproducing it. The packet also included infromation on the 472nd including rosters and more history, the 970th and the 978th.

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Hello:

I am a historian, and I wrote my Ph.D thesis on the 978th Engineer Maintenance Company. The cadre of the the 978th came from the 475th...and the 475th directly descended from the 56th Mobile Shop Company, the first engineer maintenance company of all.

My father served in the 978th for most of its history, joining on 28 January 1944 at Camp McCoy, WI, leaving in December 1945 from Japan.

Cadre from the 475th who formed the 978th:

Daniel Burford
Clarence Burk (went on to cadre the 1487th Engr Maint. Co.)
James Burrier (first Master Sgt, came from the 56th Mobile Shop Co.)
James C. Daedelow
W.D. Cross
Russel Mountz
Frank Olesko
Paul L. Rodgers
Lynn E. Stephens (went on to cadre the 1487th Engr Maint. Co.)

Spencer Lambing noted that he received material also covering the 978th. I would also like to know from who the material came.


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Theron wrote:
Spencer Lambing noted that he received material also covering the 978th. I would also like to know from who the material came.

I'm guessing that Spencer was talking about the history microfilms from the Air Force Historical Research Agency but maybe he can jump in and let us know.

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The information about the 978th that I have was information that was included in a large packet of papers I received from Mrs. Bass. She is the daughter of the company comander Burton Pinkham. The information has two parts. The first part is an article from "The Engineer" which is about a page long that came from the University of Minnesota Library. The second part is an informal history of the 978th called "The Long Way Home" written a 1st Lt. Leo S. Pecker. The document is about 36 pages long excluding the Directory of names and company commendations. The packet of information was sent to Burton Pickham by Theron Snell.

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spencerlam wrote:
The packet of information was sent to Burton Pickham by Theron Snell.

Answers that! Thanks Spencer.

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