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310TH Engineer Battalion
This group photo of 310th
Combat Battalion, Company B was taken during training at Camp
Mississippi. Camp Shelby is located south of Hattisburg, MS and
the camp where the 85th Infantry Division
was formed and trained. Soon after this photo was taken, the 85th
Division and attached units left for advanced training in
Then they went to the Desert Training Center in Arizona before they
departed from Fort Dix, NJ for the Italian Front.
See other individual photos of the 310th Engineers taken during training and in Italy at: 310th Engineer, Co. C.
Go to Operational Report of 310th Engineers for an official operational report of their actions in Italy.
Due to the large format, the
was divided into 4 composites. Each section can be viewed closer
to see faces.
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The 5 Officers in Section 2 are wearing their dark chocolate tunic with a cloth belt and their "pink" slacks. They wear their rank insignia on their overseas cap. Oddly, I don't see any NCO ranks above Staff Sergeant. There are a few T-5's and T-4's tech sergeants. Other than officers, I only see 3 enlisted men wearing award ribbons on their left breast. These would be earned when they get to Italy.
Private Robert H. Weymouth of Company B poses in his dress uniform during his last visit home before shipping out for Italy in December 1943. He is wearing his 310th Engineer DUI pins on his uniform lapels and also on his cap.
Go To Operational Report of 310th Engineers for an official history of 310th Engineer Battalion.
Engineers - This
was a support group that assisted the infantry companies in the
Engineers built bridges, improved roads, cleared roads of mine fields
destroyed enemy obstacles and bridges with demolitions. Several of the
support groups in the 85th Division was designated with 310th;
Medical Detachment, 310th Military Police.
A Bridge repaired by the 310th Engineer Battalion, somewhere in Italy.
Left portion of the bridge was destroyed and has been repaired using a section of Bailey Bridge.
Stancy Lewis of South Carolina was a member of B Company. By January 1943 He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant.
During an amphibious assault near Gaeta, his landing craft capsized and Sgt Lewis took action to save his fellow engineers. Later, he distinguished himself when he assumed command of a squad, which lead to his field promotion to Lieutenant(photo at right).
Go to Lt. Stancy Lewis for his complete biography.
For more photos of
310th Engineer: Group Photo Company C
Biographies of 310th Engineers: Lt. Stancy Lewis , T/Sgt Winfred Tolbert, Pfc Warren Stitchenotch, & Pvt Lee McCloud.
For an official history of this unit's service to the 85th Division, go to Operational Report of 310th Engineers.
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