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Robertson Thomas E

Service To Our Country
Thomas E. Robertson
World War II
  • Enlisted August 25, 1944
  • PVT,  45 days basic training, Transportation Corps.
  • PVT, six months as a Heavy Truck Driver.
  • TEC 4, seven months as a Shipfitter
  • TEC 4, three months as a Crane Opperator
He served with Company C, 1759th Engineer Special Shop Batallion (Boat Construction) in Leyete and Luzon, Philippines for 16 months building the water landing crafts used by the Combat Engineers and as Crane Opperator to aid in building prefab structures.
1759th Engineer Special Shop Battalion (Boat Construction)
  • Was created at Milne Bay, New Guinea, 1 Nov 44, from the 1307th Engineer General Service Regiment.
  • The 1759th departed New Guinea, 15 Nov 44 and arrived Philippines, 12 May 45.
  • Campaigns:
  1. 1307th, New Guinea, 24 Jan 44 / 31 Dec 44.
  2. 1759th, Luzon, 15 Dec 44 / 4 Jul 45.
  • 1759th location at war's end, 15 Aug 45, Batangas, Philippines.
Battle of Luzon
  • Discharged as TEC 4 at Fort Devens, Massachusettes April 19, 1946.
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