Joost, Wasn't sure if you would find my other post to you.I replied to the lastest post you made back in Oct. and it had nothing to do with Floyd Farr.
I know I am late with this, but just found a history of the 633rd Engineer Light Equipment Co. from WWII.I believe you asked quite a few years back about Floyd T. Farr and I can give you the following info titled OPERATIONS HOLLAND & GERMANY as recorded by Paul R. Gruber: We are the first unit to be attached to the 16th Corps.Everything in general seems to take a turn for the better, to our surprise passes become the order of the day.Men go to Paris, Brussels, England and such combat weary men as Spurlock & Kavalec go to the Heerlen rest center.It does not take long for Group to us the "poop."1153rd Engr Combat Group become our channel.Men are working in such towns as Geilenkirchen, Gangelt, Sittard, Hastenrath, Rheinburg, Etc. and Roermond.Holt & Marshburn hear the glad news during the month of February and pack up their "duds" for the long trip back to the states--rotation.Lucky boys.Many of our fellows are making friends in Hoensbroek station. In appreciation of our kindness to them, the good people of the town put on a real show for us.Who will ever forget the phrase "and my name is Mary too."Our washing is being done by the village mothers and daughters.This is a real town--the Yank seems to be appreciated here.It sure would be nice spending the rest of the war right here.On the 22nd of February, the ninth army crossed the Roer River, one that had been flooded by the retreating Germans.Many of our boys have ring side seats for this show.The greatest demonstrations of artillery ever exhibited.The occasional buzz bomb is soon forgottern when this operation gets underway.Bob Blackwood is seriously injured and Lt. Lurrey and Tommy Farr are killed by an enemy mine.The war comes to our Company for the first time and leaves us all a bit stunned.Lt. Bott and Jasper Hughes join us before we move into Germany.
There is more history of this company beginning at Ft. McCain for training and then off to England, France, etc. If you know of a place that would store this history for prosperity, please let me know and I'll send a copy.It was written by Paul R. Gruber of this company and sent to CPL John E. Bowen also of this company.I doubt there are anymore surviving copies and these look to be hand typed and was probably given to Bowen shortly after WWII.The envelope that contained the history is old and brittle.