Saturday, March 28, 2009

Saturday in the Attic - 03/28/09

This is a scrapbook from my grandfather's time in World War II.

I'm not sure who put it together.  My grandmother liked to do scrapbooks, so it may have been her.  There are many pictures and some articles.  It is in very fragile condition so I haven't combed through it in great detail as of yet.

My grandfather was a bridge builder in the 167th Combat Engineers Battalion Company C and was overseas until after the war ended.  I don't know a lot about his time over there, but it's on my list of things I want to explore.  There is a website that has some great information about this particular Battalion.  I've tried to contact the person who put it together, but have never heard back from him.  The web master is the son of someone who was also in the Battalion, and although he was in Company B, I wonder if he happen to know my grandfather.  I do wish I would have heard back from them...perhaps I'll try for a third time!



Cindy said...

Julie - what a treasure this is! The only photos I've got of my Grandfather's time in WWII was from another crew member he flew with, and it's only one photo - while I'm certainly very glad to have it, I would love to stumble upon something like what you've got!
I'm glad to know that the items of this nature in your family have fallen into the RIGHT hands!

lindalee said...

Julie, you find the best family momentos! My grandfather was a draftsman for American Bridge Co, Ambridge, PA and was also a bridge builder....we have something in common!!

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