My grandfather was in the 851 ENGR AVN BN He mentioned

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5 years 10 months ago #1221 by fredvogels
My grandfather was in the 851 ENGR AVN BN He mentioned
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5 years 10 months ago #1220 by Redfishhunter
My grandfather was in the 851 ENGR AVN BN He mentioned
Thanks so much for your reply. His discharge papers read 851st
Any ideas as to where I might find any unit history on the 851st EAB?
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5 years 10 months ago #1219 by fredvogels
My grandfather was in the 851 ENGR AVN BN He mentioned
Answer by Idler from ww2talk

Gawne's Spearheading D-Day has a little table detailing EAB arrivals up to D+12 - 851 EAB is not listed. 850 EAB were due to land on D+12; maybe that's a possibility.
Elements of two EABs were scheduled to land - and did - on D-Day: 819 on Utah and 834 on Omaha

Note by Fred: Gawne's Spearheading D-Day is a book. Can be bought on internet

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5 years 10 months ago #1213 by Redfishhunter
Redfishhunter created the topic: My grandfather was in the 851 ENGR AVN BN He mentioned
My grandfather was in 851 ENGR AVN BN and was to land on d-day but said that the ship he was on the ship's rudder got stuck and he never landed ashore until a few days later. I read in a book can't remember which one that perhaps a ship by the name of Patrick?? Was hit and sailed around in circles. I don't know if was this ship or another.
Any help would be appreciated along with any other info on his unit as it travelled across Europe.
His records along with many others were lost in the fire in St. Louis Missouri in 1975? Thanks in advance

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