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The newspaper was written by David Silvette and John Cornacchio.
John drew all the cover cartoon.
It began as a publication of Company B, called 襠Bee Stinger좲>
On June 4, 1945, it became a newspaper of the entire
Battalion, titled 衩ns and Pains༢r>
and includes sections on each Company:
"Raising Cain In Able
ȯrse On CharlieⲾ
ᩴch and EssⲾ
I was completely unaware of the existence of this newspaper until
one day while searching the internet for information related to the
327th Engineers. I discovered that the Library of Virginia held
reprints of the newspaper in their archives. Wow! I consider it an
invaluable resource that should be readily available to anyone with an
interest in the 327th Engineer Combat Battalion, so I purchased
photocopies of the collection - 65 pages.
I wish to emphasize that the newspaper was typed on an old fashioned
typewriter of the era. Some sections are faint or faded. Others are
very dark. I have typed the index of names as they were spelled in
the newspaper, so please realize that names will be sometimes
You can contact me via email with any questions.
As always, we strongly encourage members of the 327th Engineers and
their families to share their memories, photos, and questions. Let͊ all do our part to preserve the history of the 327th Engineer Combat