these pages are dedicated to the men of the
327th engineer combat battalion
of world war ii
morning reports of company b - nov 1944, dec 1944 (with index of names)
our goal is to preserve
the history of the 327th engineers,
thanks to all who have contributed so far! this is our website. anything you'd like to contribute will be very much appreciated - questions about battalion members, memories you'd like to share, photos, a tribute to a loved one...
october, 2008 - my apologies for not updating the site for so long. personal events have kept me from doing so. i hope to be in a position to be able to add more content from contributors over this winter.
april, 2008 - company rosters from the book, "with the 102d infantry division
march, 2008 - photos of amzy e. hibler and men of 2nd platoon, company c
february, 2008 - photos by adrian "bill" benzing of company b.
march 19, 2007 - photos of myles f. smith of company b.
october 22, 2006 - photo collection of alan goldman of company b.
september 18, 2006 - morning reports, december 1944, of company b (with index of names).
august 27, 2006 - hq & service company - unit photo - camp swift, texas 1944
august 27, 2006 - normandy american cemetery photo gallery. includes graves of charles e. isoldi (b co.) and alonzo p. mobley jr. (a co.) photos courtesy veronique, a citizen of france.
august 21, 2006 - 327th medical detachment (& other units) - photos by clarence sawyer jr.
july 30, 2006 - morning reports, november 1944, of company b (with index of names).
july 30, 2006 - added burials & obituaries found online
july 3, 2006 - company b unit photo, camp swift, texas 1944 - with partial identification key.
may 20, 2006 - more photos by combat photographer joseph d. karr. these photos are other units of the 102nd infantry division, the 2nd armored division, 82 engineers and the 265th field artillery battalion.
may 7, 2006 - jarvis d. warner photo collection contributed by his daughter, kathryn warner. jarvis was from spanish fork, utah. he passed away 6 years ago.
may 1, 2006 - mr. joseph karr, combat photographer with the 167th signal battalion has contributed his photos (including his original descriptions) of the 327th engineers. joe was assigned to the 102nd infantry division to capture on film the daily events leading up to the division's assault on the roer river.
april 14, 2006 - mr. del penhall's photo gallery of company a is up. july - added 15 more!
march 16, 2006 - all 12 editions (65 pages) are now online of the 327th's informal, humorous & often philosophical newspaper produced by david silvette with the assistance of john cornacchio. editions of the newsletter cover the period from may 11, 1945 through september 1, 1945. many individuals are mentioned in the newsletter. i have provided an index of all names.
steve lay, son of lt. harold lay, has provided a 10 page report of rifle training qualifications and a list of "relative rank of officers". these two documents provide perhaps the best lists of members of the battalion while in training may 1944 at camp swift, texas.
october 2005 - after action reports acquired from national archives & records administration were added.
we have approximately 160 photos in the original photo gallery. many of the men are still unidentified. we hope that viewers will let us know if they recognize someone. if you would like to have your photos from wwii or the occupation on the site, we'd love to include them. digitized photos can be emailed. you can also have your original photos reproduced at places like walgreen's while you are right there. (you wouldn't want to let them out of your sight!) then the copies can be postal mailed to us for inclusion on the site.
photo collections are now being added in their own galleries. we can also include any personal recollections, stories, or documents you'd like to contribute.
we are gathering information and photos for tribute pages dedicated to individual members of the 327th engineers. we encourage everyone to do the same. just send an email if you'd like to have a page dedicated to your loved one. we can then correspond via phone or postal mail if necessary.
i have compiled a database of men who served in the 327th engineer combat battalion who are/were also members of the 102nd infantry division veterans association. this includes last known addresses & phone numbers. i will not publish the contact information online. i will, however, provide the information privately to those who wish to contact old buddies. many thanks to hope emerich and carl main of the 102nd infantry division association for sharing their lists.
if you have suggestions, corrections or questions about the site, please don't hesitate to contact me.
email laurie acknowledgments
louis coke - my father
1925 - 1987