Twenty-ninth Engineers, U.S. Army
The 29th Engineer Company, United States Army was created on 18 May 1917 as Company D (later A) of the 25th Engineer Regiment. During WWI they were known as the “Wayfinders.” Reconstituted in the Regular Army as the 29th Engineer Battalion in July 1923 and consolidated with the 17th Engineer Battalion. Leading up to the US engagement in WW2 (Nov. 1941), they were re-organized again and re-designated Company A of the 29th Engineer Topographic Battalion. At the end of the war, on 1 July 1944, they were converted to the 41st Engineer Survey Company, and in November 1945 to the 41st Engineer Base Survey Company. The company was inactivated and reactivated several times during the 1960s and finally assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armoured Division in 2011.
They are currently based at Fort Bliss, Texas. Battle honors for the division include Asiatic-Pacific streamers during WWI and WW2 and two Meritorious Unit Commendations from the Vietnam War.
Order of Battle on Western Front 11 A.M., Nov. 11, 1918
A rare and evocative World War I map of the Western Front on the eve of peace, with provenance to an important American officer.Cartographer(s): Twenty-ninth Engineers, U.S. ArmyPlace/Date: Washington, D.C. / [Jan/Feb] 1919Read more