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        1 October 1943  
        WVMA, Elkins, West Virginia  
  0900 1 0820  Field Msge fr S-3 - All Co's, 150th Engr Bn. Officers and EM to attend Fire Fighting Course all day Monday. Course to be held at Stuart Boy Scout Camp (vicinity of 628th Engr Company). Field rat will be needed for noon mess. Uniform will be clean fatigues. "A" company to send 3 0's and 6 EM "C" co. to send 2 0's & 6 EM, and "H&S" 2 NCO's. Co. "C" will also furnish 1 Sq Pioneer Set. (Motor Messenger)  T(Co.AB
C&H&S)
1030   2 1000 Field Msge fr Asst S-3, 1111th - CO 150th Engr C. Bn. - Distant range in Fld Artillery near Buena is available for our use on 2, 3, and 4 Oct. 43. We are to contact Col. Eaton, G-3, in re to Guards, etc. Machine Gun Range located there will probably be available on these days. Verify this with Col. Eaton. (MM) T
1030    3 0920 Field Msge fr Asst S-3 ,1111th - CO 150th Engr C Bn. - One road grader & opr fr 628th will report to lus on 1 Oct at 50 Target range for access rd job. These men fr 628th will be attached to our our orgn for rations (MM) T
      1030 Major Murmam, Automotive advisor fr Granite City. Ill. Visited Co VAN ATTA. Left area at 1300  
  1305 4 1300 Field Msge fr Asst S-3 - S-4 

S-4 is to construct Water Point to be located 1 mile north & 1 mile west of Buena on secondary hwy #35 (Swamp area as shown on map) by 1600 hrs 4 Octobr 1943. (Delivered in person)

S
  1500 5 1435 Field Msge fr S-3 - Co's ABC & H&S 

All companies will fire carbine on 2 Oct at 0800 on Cortlandt Range (Approx 10 miles n. of Harmon) H&S will fur 6 EM pet detail; "A" will fur 8 men; and "B" will fur 8l; and "C" will fur 8 men. All co's will also fire transition range on 3 October. (Motor Msgr)

(Co's AB
C H&S)

  1800 6 1445 Field Msge fr S-3 - CO, Company "B" Reported failure of drain in rear of QM Depot at 1200 this date. Co "B" is to investigate and take necessary measures to correct. 

It has been raining all day. 

Disposition of Companies: 

"A" has moved to ½ miles past Davis. 

"B" ½ of company in sames area at Alpena. Rest at Elkins on Latrine & sewer constr.

"C" Road construction at Davis.

T (Co. "B"
        2 October 1943  
        WVMA, Elkins, West Virginia  
1500   1 1430 Field Msge fr 512 Ord - S-3 150th Engr. Bn. Requesting us to furnish 5 .30 cal machine guns. We are to inform Lt. Epstien as to what company he can obtained them from (MM) 

Weather today was clear and warm.

        3 October 1943  
        WVMA Elkins, West Virginia  
0945   1 1600 

2 Oct. 

1943

Field Message From S-3 1111 - C.O. Have surveying party to run survey for road and building in 27th Evac Area. Man in charge will report to Maj. Powell Engr Sec. Director Hqs 0800 3 Oct. 1943 to pick up map and receive additional instructions. (mm)  
0945   2 1600 

2 Oct. 

1943

Field Message From S-3 1111 - C.O. Send one Officer familiar with building construction and one E.M. draftsman with drawing instruments, triangles and T - Sq to report to Engr. Sec. Directors Hqs 0800 3 Oct. (MM)  
0945   3 0825 Field Message From S-1 - C.O. Co. A.B. and C. Submit names of twelve (12) E.M. to go to Welfleet Mass. For training in Cal.50 Machine Gun. List should be in at Hqs not later than 2400 3 Oct. 1943. (MM)  
0920   4 0900 Field Message From Maj. Powell - S-3. 

Water Point now in vicinity of Dry Fork will be moved to Pt. West of Cosmer School (47.6-66.7) by 1600 4 Oct. 1943. Will supply Red Forces during problem phase of maneuver. (MM)

 
    6 1030 Protestant Church Services were held on the hill in the vicinity of the Bn. C.P.  
1800   7 1350 Field Message From S-3 - C.O. 1111. Report completion on 2 Oct. Of the folloeing assigned missions: 1. Drain repair near Enge. Property Warehouse, 2. Water and sewer connection near Dental Clinic, 3.Chapel benches and repair in Prov. Hqs Area 4. Connecting latrines and sewer near 94th Sig. Bn. Area, 5. Reinforcing floor in Ord. Prop. Warehouse, 6. Developement of RR bed as road near Davis. (MM)  
    8 1630 Cathollic Mass was held on the hill in the vicinity of the Bn. C.P.  
    9   The weather today was clear with a slight wind.  
    10   Disposition of Companies: 

Company A. Bivouaced below Davis, working on road construction 

Company B. Located near Alpena, installling floors in 27th Evac. Hospital 

Company C. Located near Davis, working on road construction..

 
        4 October 1943  
        WVMA Elkins, West Virginia  
  0845 1 0820 Field Message From S-3 - C.O. Co A. You will fire 1000" Course A. For Cal.30 gunners and Course B for Cal.50 gunners at Cortland Range 5 Oct. Borrow B Companies guns to assure having 6 guns on line at all times. Ammuniltion at S-4. Furnish own range Officer. Range Officer 94th Signal for firing on 1000" gange for 5, 6, and Oct. (MM)  
  0845 2 0825 Field Message From S-3 - Co. Co. B. You will fire 1000" M.G. Course A. For Cal.30 Gunners, Course B for Cal.50 gunners (if they haven't departed for Wellfleet) on 6 Oct at Cortlandt Range. Borrow Co. A guns to assure having 6 guns on line continuously. Furnish own Range Office. Targets and ammunition at S-4. (MM)  
  0845 3 0830 Field Message From S-3 - C.O. Co. C. You will fire 1000" M.G. Course A for Cal. 30 gunners and course B for Cal.50 gunners. (If they have'nt gone to Wellfleet) on 7 Oct at Cortlandt Range. 512 Ord. Will return your Cal. 30 M.G. 1200 5 Oct. Borrow additional from A. Co. To assure having 6 on the line continuously. Furnish own range Officer. Targets and ammunition at S-4. (MM)  
  1115 4 1115 Field Message From S-3 - C.O.A. N.C.O. in charge of Subsistance Warehouse Refrigerator job will report to Maj. Powell Engr. Sec. At 1400 this date for consultation with Civillian expert on plans for completion of job. (MM)  
  1115 5 1110 Field Message From S-3 - C.O. Co. B. Your unit will be attached to the 154th C.T. prior to, 1200 7 Oct. Mission to make road passible for 1/4 and 3/4 ton trucks. Supply and rations from this Bn. Suggested you contact C.O. 106th Engr., Unit with C.T., for details of operations. Fire table 2 page 125 R.M. 23-55 for all Machine Gunners and draw Cal.50 ammunition only. (MM)  
  1855 6 1850 Field Message From Ex. Officer. - Companies A,b,and C. The motion board will meet at 1100 % Oct. 1943 at Bn. C.P. (TEL. AND MM)  
2150   7 2000 Field Message From C.O. Co. A. Six targets will be open for carbine (record firing) Tues. Wed. And Thur. (Oct. 5-6-7) 

Range Office to be furnished. Report to Lt. Wright (94th Sig) at Cortland Range. (MM)

 
        5 October 1943  
        WVMA Elkins, West Virginia  
  2342 1 2340 Field Message From S-3 - C.O. Co.B. Investigate report of leakage of latrine near Engr. Supply Depot. Send 5 Dump trucks to clear Q.M. supply depot 0800 6 Set to haul coal. Cal.50 gunners only will be fired 6 Oct. H&S and C. Co. Gunners will fire with you. Lt. Anderson is range Officer. (Runner)  
      1230 Hand S Company and Company B moved from vicinity of Alpena to vicinity of Kerens West Virginia.  
        6 October 1943  
        WVMA Elkins, West Virginia  
  2100 1 2100 Field Message From S-3 - C.O. Co. C. 

Make necassary repair to bridge on access road to Bn. Bivouac Area 7 Oct. Contact S-3 for exact location. Mission is of one squad size. Recommend gas saw. (MM)

 
    2   Disposition of Companies: 

Company A. Is still in Davis working on road construction. 

Company B. Is in new Bivouac area with H&S company. There are preparing for moving out with C.T. 

Company C. Is in Davis on Road construction.

 
    3   The weather today is warm and clear except for the early morning at which time it was foggy and cold.  
        7 October 1943  
        WVMA Elkins, West Virginia  
  1315 1 1320 Field Message From S-3 - C.O. Co. C. Complete winterization of 27th Evac. Hospital beginning 0800 8 Oct. Contact Company B for details prior to 1700 7 Oct. (Today). Bivouac work party near jab. Have company Bivouac (withBn.) Ready for occupation prior to 1700 9 Oct. (MM)  
  1520 2 1515 Field Message From Maj. Powell. - S-3. 100 tons of coal per week to be hauled from mine at Norton West Virginia and distributed to units. Use dump trucks of 628th Engr. Light Equip. Co. When possible. Coordinate with QM and with C.o. of 628th. Mine closes daily at 1500. (MM)  
    4   Disposition of Companies: 

Company A is in Davis on road construction. 

Company B mived out with C.T. 

Company C is in Davis on Road construction.

 
    5   The weather today was warm and clear except for the early morning at which time it was foggy and cold.  
        9 October 1943  
        WVMA Elkins, West Virginia  
1100   1 0935 Field Message from Major Powell - S-3 

Operate Infiltration Course 12 Oct. 0830

 
  1215 2 1210 Field Message from S-3 - Co. A, "A" Co. Is alerted as of 9 Oct 1943 for fire fighting duty in this maneuver area. Company will contunue present work and two squads will report to locations marked on attached overlay-one squad to Forest Service Ranger viciniy Kingston(42*63), and one squad viciniy Red Creek (53-61), See map, squads will report 1500 9 Oct 1943, Squads will report to company 1800 10 Oct. 1943 - Map atchd.  
  1215 3 1210 Field Message from S-3 - Co. B, Co.B is alerted for fire fighting duty as of 9Oct 1943. Co. Will continue present work, preparedfor immediate call for fire fighting.   
  1215 4 1210 Field Message from S-3 - Co. C, Co. C is alerted for fire fighting duty as of 9 Oct 1943, Co. Will continue present work, propared for immediate call for fire fighting duty.  
1430   5   Col. Gower of Director's Hqs visited general layout of our tent city.  
    6   Disposition of Companies: 

Company A is at Buena on road construction except for two squads sent to fight fire in vicinity of Kingston and Red Creek. 

Company B with the 154th C.T. on construction and alerted for firefighting. 

Co. C on construction at 27th Evac Hosp was also alerted for fire fighting. 

H&S Co. All available Officers and men departed for fire fighting at 1600, both returned after fire was checked.

 
    7   The weather today was clear and warm, at certain times it would be windy.  
        10 October 1943  
        WVMA Elkins, West Virginia  
  1430 1 1400 Field Message from S-3 - H&S Co. - Infiltration Course at Daily will be open Tues 12 Oct 1943, 0800. Send all men who have not previously been through the Course, including Clark, Middleton, Lyons. (M)  
  1445 2 1355 Field Message from S-3 - Co. A. Infiltration Course at Dailey will be in operation Tues 12 Oct 0800. Send all men who have not previously been through the course including Sorrel, Ulmer, Wright. Co. C will operate Infilt. Course on above date. (M)  
  1445 3 1350 Field Message from S-3 - Co. B, Infiltration Course at Dailey will be in operation Tues. 12 Oct. At 0800. Send all men who have not previously been through the Course, incl. Norko, Slisinski, Bagley, Bouchard, Boucher, Byrd, King, LaForest, Sharpe, & Warren. (MM)  
  1445 4 1345 Field Message From S-3 Co. C, Co. C will operat Infiltration Course in Dailey, Tues. 12 Oct. At 0800. Send all men through course who have not previously done so. (MM)  
  1445 5 1330 Field Message from S-3 - Co. B, Investigate failure of sewer in warehouse, Elkins, W. Va. Cf. Field Message #2, dtd 28th Sept. 1943. (MM)  
  1500 6 1220 Field Message from Major Powell - CO, Have Radio Car No. 53 at junction of Reder Trail & Laneville Rd, will remain here until 1800 A.M. calling tps from 628th & 403d. (MM)  
    7   Disposition of Companies:

Co. A, road const. At Buena 

Co. B, with the 154th C.T. 

Co. C, at 27th Evac Hosp on Const.

 
    8   The weather today was clear and bright except for the early morning cold and fog.  
        11 October 1943  
        WVMA Elkins, West Virginia  
1340   1 1335 Field Message from Major Powell - CO Co. A Please furnish 1 Platoon to Radio Car 47 on Hill 4171 Cabin Mtn, to fight fire. Rpt to Capt. Wagenman. (MM).  
  1400 2 1400 Field Message from S-1 - Co. A Lt. Mann. Submit Report of Survey to this Hqs as soon as possible. This is urgent to complete Court Martial Charges against Murphy and Cooper. (MM)  
1442   3 1430 Field Message from Major Powell - C.O Need one zero zero men to report to car 53 at Road jct on Red Creek and Laneville Rd. Men will report at 1700 to Bivouac with pioneer tools: Acknowledge. (MM) 

Acknowledgement wired by Capt. Gruber at 1630

 
  1430 4 1430 Field Message from Lt. Gray - CO Co. A, Submit number of vehicles and there type that are in Ordnance for repair to Lt. Gray Motor Plll by 12 Oct. (MM)  
1530   5 1500 Field Message from CO. Co. A - C.O. Enclosed message was received at 1430 have comlied Road Construction virtually at a standstill. (MM)  
    6   Disposition of Companies: 

"A" CO. Located at Buena: one platoon was at fire fighting this morning, 

"B" Co. Located at Kerens Bivouac: one platoon now returned, fought fire last night. 

"C" Located at 27th Evac Hosp. On const. 

"H&SCo." sent 30 men to fight fire in vicinity of Lanesville, W. Va. 30 Miles.

 
    7   The weather was warm, Clear, and bright except for the morning cold and fog.  
        12 October 1943  
        WVMA Elkins, West Virginia  
0843   1 0840 Field Message from Lt. Miller Sig O - CO 150th Engr C Bn. Run TP line from your SWBD to 448th Engr Co and to 61st Engr Bn. Acknowledge:  
  0900 2 0920 Field Message from S-3 - Lt. Miller Sig O Acknowledge Mag #1 12 Oct 1943 re TP line fr our SWBD to 448th Engr Co and 61st Rngr Bn. - All available comm. Men from this Bn. Now fighting fires-will comply as soon as men return.  
    3 0715 Field Message from Lt. Mann Co. A - S-3 Re yo mag #4 of 10 Oct. Sorrell and Ulmer in conf. Wright ran thro Infiltration Course at Dailey on 16th Sept- the opening date of that range.  
1530   4   Major Cooper of Director's Hq. Inquire about tentage for other troops in this area.  
1600   5   Visited by Maneuver Are Sanitary officer's as to the health conditions of our camp.  
    6   Dispositions of Companies: 

Co. A, still on road const. At Buena. 

Co. B, Located at Derans Bivouac. 

Co. C. On const. At the 27th Evac Hosp.

 
    7   The weather today was warm and bright except for the morning fog.  
        13 October 1943  
        WVMA Elkins, West Virginia  
0830   1 0830 Field Message from 204th Ord - CO Co.A 

Pick up one, one and one half ton truck at 204th Ord. Depot. (M)

 
0830   2 0830 Field Message from 204th Ord - CO Co. C, Pick up one quarter ton truck at 204th Ord. Depot. (Run)  
  0910 3 0845 Field Message from S-3 - CO Co, B, Please submit rpt on no. of men who went through infiltration course on 12 Oct from Co. B Refer to Mag #3 10 Oct 

from this office. (MM)

 
  0910 4 0900 Field Message from S-3 - CO Co. C, Please submit rpt on no. of men who went thru infiltration on 12 Oct from this office (MM)  
  0910 5 0845 Field Message from S-3 - CO H&S Co. Please submit rpt to this office on no. of men who went thru infiltration course on 12 Oct refer to mag #5 10 Oct from this office.(R)  
    6   Disposition of Companies: 

Co. "A" still on Road const. At Buena 

Co. B, moved to the vicinity of Kerens 

Co. C, on coast at the 27th Evac Hosp.

 
    7   The weather today was cold and damp with moderate rains though out the day.  
        14 October 1943  
        WVMA Elkins, West Virginia  
        No Field Messages came in this date.  
    1   Dispositions of Companies: 

Co A, on const of roads at Buena 

Co. B, in Kerans setting up tents and getting settled. 

Co C, on const at 27th Evac Hosp.

 
    2   The weather today was windy and cloudy, yet warm.  
        15 October 1943  
        WVMA Elkins, West Virginia  
1000   1 0826 Field Message from Lt. Savage - All Unit Commanders, there will be a meeting of allCo. Supply Officers in conference room Forestry Building today 15 Oct. 1943 at 1300 G-4 Signed Col. Gower. (MM)  
    2   Disposition of Companies: 

Co. A in the vicinity of Buena on road const. 

Co. B, in Kerans 

Co. C, at the 27th Evac Hosp on const.

 
    3   The weather today was warm and clear, except for the rain storm at night.  
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