247th Engineer (Combat) Battalion
The battalion was constituted in the Army of the United States and organized at Fort Lewis, Washington 1 April 1943. Departed Boston, Massachusetts 18 January 1944 for duty in the European Theater (ETO). Arrived in England 27 January 1944 where it equipped and trained prior to landing in France 12 June 1944 (D+6). Returned to the United States in October 1945. Battalion Headquarters arrived at Camp Myles Standish, near Boston, Massachusetts 24 October 1945 where the entire battalion was demobilized the following day. Decorations: none. Campaign Participation Credits: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland & Central Europe. How any of the above applies to your uncle depends on his dates of service with the battalion and can only be established by examining official records.