326 AEB

326 AEB

airborne101
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December 19th, 2007, 1:20 am #1

I am looking for Unit History on the 326 AEB. Any help would be good,
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Anthony
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December 19th, 2007, 1:36 am #2

Anthony ,
Mail me off forum .Please .
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December 24th, 2007, 12:56 am #3

I'm still looking for more info on C Co of the 326 AEB
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Anthony
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December 24th, 2007, 10:24 am #4

Unforyunately I do not believe there has been anything officially published about the 326th AEB. If I am wrong, I'd like to find something about them as well.
Can anybody list the breakdown of assignments or attachments of the particular platoons of C company on D-Day? I believe 3rd platoon was assigned to support the 502nd at the Carentan bridges.
And what were A and B Companies responsible for? Didn't they come in by ship or glider?John Klein
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October 17th, 2011, 10:29 am #5

Digging deep into the forum threads....
So, any 'official' history of the 326th??
Rich
The point I was trying to make is that you have to be prepared to give to the people you lead. You must give in every way. You must give of your time, and you must be consistent in your treatment of them. You must never take from people you lead. Later, at Brécourt Manor, Compton did a fantastic job leading his men.

     
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October 17th, 2011, 11:44 am #6

I just finished reading Sliz's pamphlet "Bridging Hell's Highway."  Unfortunately, its about the 326th in Market Garden not D-Day.
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October 19th, 2011, 8:46 am #7

Teach:
Where can you get this pamphlet at?
A 326th Vet from NE Ohio served as the 326th's historian (post war).  He compiled a voluminous amount of information over the years, and following his death, all of his records were donated to Carlisle by his widow and daughter-in-law.  I've not been able to track this info down as of yet. 
Rich
The point I was trying to make is that you have to be prepared to give to the people you lead. You must give in every way. You must give of your time, and you must be consistent in your treatment of them. You must never take from people you lead. Later, at Brécourt Manor, Compton did a fantastic job leading his men.

     
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October 19th, 2011, 1:06 pm #8

Rich, you can get the book through Amazon, I noticed it on there recently! 
Teach, does it document anytime in the UK before the Holland mission?
Matt
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October 30th, 2011, 2:08 pm #9

Hi everyone !
If you take a close look at that excellent website : http://www.6juin1944.com/assaut/aeropus ... p?page=s15 and http://www.6juin1944.com/assaut/aeropus ... p?page=s16, you will see that whole C Co 326th AEB was scheduled to jump on DZ D, so it is very unlikely that one of its platoons was assigned to the 502nd PIR ( D.Z. A ). The Five-O-Deuce got the 377th PFAB as supporting unit in order to destroy the St-Martin-de-Varreville battery. The mission of C/Co 326th AEB was evidently to secure or destroy the bridges south of St-Côme-du-Mont - Ste-Marie-du-Mont road. According to the formation flights, it appears clearly 1st and 3rd platoon ( Serial #16 ) were assigned to the 3rd Bn/506th PIR to seize the Brévands bridges while the rest of C Co ( Serial #15 ) was attached to 2nd Bn/501st PIR to secure the causeway bridges on the N13 road between St-Côme-du-Mont and Carentan. As for the glider companies of the 326th AEB, if I remember well, they were seaborne ( due to a lack of gliders and tow planes ) and were scheduled to land at Utah Beach on D+1 or D+2.
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February 28th, 2018, 9:55 am #10

Late to the post here, but I do have information on C Co of the 326 AEB, more specifically the 2nd Platoon on D-Day (and leading up to it). Their primary mission on D-Day was to secure specific bridges over the Douve River (near Carentan) and prepare them for demolition. They were to prevent German troops from using those bridges to transport men and ammunition. I've got more information, BUT what I've found in my research is that often times the 326th Engineers are not mentioned, and instead are incorporated into the information about the 501st, 502nd, etc. From what I've assimilated thus far, the 2nd Platoon (C Company) had a tough time finding each other after the Drop because they were too widely dispersed. Possibly one reason why the C Company of the 326th AEB is rarely mentioned in the history books (?)
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