Ambulance at Belvoir

The bull dozer would play an important part during the war, not only in bridge building but in road construction and an assortment of other duties assigned to the 85th

Trucks of the 85th parked near the Belvoir barracks

Truck and trailor bearing a ponton boat which would lay the foundation for the specialized bridges built by the 85th Engineers

Robert Dings and Mandeth, a Serbian, Ft. Belvoir 1941

The "bridge train" parked at Belvoir

Dr. Bernstein

Elwyn Brant

Elwyn Brant and Robert Dings at the North Carolina Maneuvers in 1942

Robert Dings assisting dentist Silverstein at the Ouachita River camp 1941

Trucks parked near a church

All the comforts of home

Looks like more mess duty at the kitchen truck.


Ambulance in convoy

Dr. Bernstein

The Red River on the rise

Robert Dings stands beside an 85th Engineer ambulance

Robert Dings stands beside an 85th Engineer ambulance

Walter Stoughton stands in front of an 85th Engineer's Mack truck.

85th Engineer Medical Detachment, 6/30/42, Standing: Elwyn Brant, Walter Stoughton, Samuel Cox, Mike Ciccotelli. Kneeling: Robert Dings, Steven Mandich

A list of Medical Detachment at Plattsburg

The 85th Medical Detachment
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Latest comments

23.10 | 01:21

Glad you enjoy the site. Your grandfather was a worthy commander.

15.10 | 21:32

LTC Perdue was my grandfather. I love reading about where he served and what he did during WWII. Thank you for your work on gathering all of this information.

22.09 | 01:45

I do know there are remnants of where the 85th crossed the Rhine at Worms, Germany.

22.09 | 01:43

Sounds like you have an interesting trip planned. I hope to trace the 85th’s path some day. I do not know if there are any remnants of where the 85th crossed