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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:36 am 
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I've recently acquired a copy of a group photo taken of the 475th Engineer Maintenance Co. It was probably taken in the US and possibly at Engineer School. I have posted it to the site (http://www.ixengineercommand.com/showphoto.php?photoID=225).

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 7:55 pm 
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I believe that I have a copy of that picture that I inherited from my uncle 1st Sgt. Robert Herman Oldenborg. On the back he wrote that it was taken in September 1945 in Fuecht Germany a few miles outside of Nuremberg or Nurnberg (i'm not sure of which I could not make out if it was an m or an n). Any info on how you came across the copy would be greatly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:47 pm 
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I obtained the copy off eBay. I watch the auctions there for any IX Engineer Command related materials and "bring them home". I usually ask if the seller knows from whom the item came or if they have other items. This seller had nothing more on the photo.

Thanks for giving me more info on the photo. Could the placename be Feucht? Feucht is outside Nürnberg and Nuremburg is the English version of the German Nürnberg. I've updated the photo description.

I've also added your uncle's name to the roster. If you'd like to create a page for him or share any other photos/etc, then just let me know.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:41 am 
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You are correct on the spelling and location of the photo. The original I have was in my classroom when I first posted the original info, and I did not spell the name correctly. I use the photo and other personal belongings of other family members who served when I teach my students about the Second World War. I may have other things that I can share with you as well. Thanks for creating this site and serving these men's legacy so well.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:53 pm 
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That's excellent! I think it's great using this information in the classroom. I have some other things that may be of interest ...

One project I'm working on right now is converting films from the National Archives to DVD or VHS. Here's the list ... http://ixengineercommand.com/video/

Another item that might be of interest is a map I have showing all the airfields built by the IX Engineer Command in Europe. It's the same map thats on this page ... http://ixengineercommand.com/airfields/. The original is 18"x19" and I'm getting a quote right now to see what it will cost to reprint. I may also make it available in a smaller version that will be less expensive to print.

Let me know if you are interested in any of these.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:27 pm 
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Just got a quote on reproducing the map at its original size. At 18"x19" it will cost about $25 a copy. If I shrink it down to 12"x13" they can print it on the regular laser printer and it will only be about $2 to copy.

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