My name is Andy, and I’ve launched this site to provide information to anyone interested in the activities of the 145th Engineering Combat Battalion during World War II. For now, this is mostly about the bridges built by the 145th. I have added information about the Battalion’s path across Europe, photos of the bridges they built and where they built them, and what those locations look like now. So far, I have 155 photos of 64 different bridges built by the Battalion from central France into Germany. Click on the “Europe” menu above to see the photos.
I have also added a couple of videos from home movies taken during construction of the Alaska Highway in 1942 and 1943, by the 35th Engineer Regiment, the predecessor unit of the 145th. Click on the “Alaska Highway” menu item above to see the videos.
Most of the blog posts are quotes from Robert Greenwalt’s unit history and follow the Battalion’s progress across Europe.
If you have information about the activities and the men who served in the 145th, please contact me using the Contact item in the menu or in the comment box below.