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         9 September 1943  
         WVMA, Elkins, West Virginia  
           
0953   1   1st  Serial  (H&S, and Co. "A" ) arrived by rail at Elkins, West Va., detrained, and proceeded to bivouac area in vicinity of Alpena, West Va.  H&S, and Co.  "A" set up bivouac areas along Route 12  
1145   2   2nd Serial  (Co.  "B" and  Co.  "C") arrived by rail at Elkins, West Va., detrained and proceeded to bivouac area north of Bn.  C.P. in vicinity of Alpena, West Va. along Route 12.  
1500   3 1145 Work detail for Prov. Hq.  Co. Installation of sinks, showers, addition to chapel. Co. "A" detailed for job. Field message from 1111th  to C. O. M,T (Co. "A")
1500   4 1205 Field Message From 1111th - C.O. Work detail (1) Connection of box latrines to manhole at 47 QM Trk., constr. of 30' sec rd., mat's secured fr West Va. Coal & Coke Co. M,T (Co. "B")
1500   3 1255 Field Message from 1111th - C.O. Establish and operate W.P. vicinity Kingston Sch. M,S-4
1500   6 1300 Field Message from 1111th - C.O. Furnish 1 Mess 0, & 1 Supply 0 to Prov. Hq Co. Lt. Julian, Co "A", Mess O; Lt. Gary, Co. "B", Supply O. T,Co. "A", "B"
1600   7 1315 Field Message from 1111th - C.O. Furnish 1111th by 1200, 10 Sept. name, ASN & grade or 2 0's, & 10 EM for Assault climbing sch. Volunteers. S
1600   8 1340 Field Message from 1111th - C.O. 1 messenger to be furnished to 1111th plus transportation daily. S
1700   9 1500 Supply 628th Equip. Co. from W.P. Field message from 1111th. M, S-4
1730   10 1610 Field Message from 1111th - C.O. Rd constr. 94th Sig. Bn. Area, Elkins. Mat's from West Va. Coal & Coke Co.  M,T (Co. "A")
1810   11 1620 Field Message from 1111th - C.O. One Co. to be designated as Fire Fighting Det. Instr. to follow. Co. "A" designated. M,T (Co. "A")
1905   12 1725 Message from 1111th - C.O. Message No. 7 (Serial No. 7) rescinded.  
  2430 13 2130  Field Message from S-3 - Co. "A". Co. "A" designated Fire Fighting Det. S,T
2000   14   Staff & Co. C. O.'s meeting held by C.O. Discussion of training to be accomplished, assignment of work details on the basis of existing field messages as received from 1111th, regulations of WVMA.. C.O. Co. "A" absent. S,T.
  2400 15 2130 Assignment of Work detail to Co. "A", ref. Serial No. 3 message.  Message from S-3 - C. O. Co. "A" S,T.
           
          10 September 1943   
          WVMA, Elkins, West Virginia  
           
1820 0730 1 0700 Field Message from S-4- C.O. 1111th. W. H. operating at 1041.5 - 1662 (WVMA Map) M,S
0900   2 0835 Recon.   Det. required by 1111th, 10, rept. to S-3 1111th at 1000. Lt. Anderson. Field Message from 1111th  -C.O. S
0930   3   Visited by Col. Anderson and Lt. Col. Kirkland, C.O. & ExO, 1111th Engr. C. Gp. Inspection of area, and situation map.  
1430   4 1405 Field Message from 1111th - C.O. Complete constr. of ranges at O.C.C.  Camp near Dailey P.O. Completion by 13 &14 Sept. Mat's from Depot at Elkins. Co. "A" det. M,T (Co. "A")
  1500 5 1445 Field Message from S-3 - C.O. Co. "A". Assignment of Co. "A" to job as prescribed in Serial No. 4. S
1820   6 1715 Field Message  from 1111th - C.O. Work on constr. road (Davis-2 Map) completed by 13 Sept. Start 11 Sept. M,S
1820   7 1725 Field Message from 1111th -C.O. Move W.P. (1041.5 - 1662) to  (43.80 - 59.35) Ref. WVMA Map. M,S
1930   8 1820 Field Message from 1111th - C.O. 6 Trks. and drivers to report to Elkins R.H. Dep. Lt. Enright at 2200 hrs, 10 Sept. "K" rats. S, (Co. "A")
  1930 9 1915 Field Message from S-3 C.O. Co.  "B". Compliance with Serial no. 6 message. Reconnaissance made by Lt. Anderson. M,T
           
        11 September 1943  
        WVMA, Elkins, West Virginia  
           
  0730 1 0730 Field Message from S-4 - C.O. 628 Engr. Co. W.P. in operation at (32.5 - 56.5) ref. WVMA Map for supply. M,T.
  0730 2 0730 Field Message from S-4 - C.O. 1111th . 2nd W.P. operating at (32.5 - 56.5 ). 628th notified. W.P. at Fannington at (43.80 - 59.35) WVMA Map at 0930. M,T.
  1500 3 1430 Field Message from S-1 - C.O. Co. "A". Place prisoners in Stockade controlled by 217th M.P. Use SCMO & ltr of Confinement. T
0930   4 0830  Field Message from C.O. Co. "A" - C.O. Co. "A" less 3rd Plat bivouaced in vicinity of Dailey West Va. Co. C.P. in old C.C.C. Camp work on ranges. M
1000       Visited by Group Surgeon, Group Dentist, and Protestant Chaplain. Coordinated medical and dental for the group. Set dates for church services.  
           
        12 September 1943  
        WVMA Area, Elkins, West Virginia  
           
1030     Protestant Church Services held on the hill opposite the Bn. C.P. by Chaplain Berger, 1111th Engr. Co Gp. Extremely small gathering.  
  1450 2 1430 Field Message from S-2 - C.O. Co. "B". List of tools to have in readiness for pickup by the 628th Engr. Co. T
  0730     Col. Van Atta duty to lv, 4 days  
1640       Catholic Services held on the hill opposite the Bn. C.P. by Chaplain Essig  
           
        13 September 1943  
        WVMA Area, Elkins, West Virginia  
           
1400   1 1300 Field Message from 1111th - C.O. Directions for construction of pistol range, Co. "A" Detail T
  1630 2 1620 Field Message from S-3 - C.O. Co. "A" Dissemination af information contained in Message Serial No. 1 T
  1715 3 1700 Field Message from S-3 - S-4. Replace 51st W.S. Equip with our existing W.P's as follows: Point S of Davis on Blackwater River, Vicinity of 44th Evac Hosp. to be set up  no later than 1200 14 Sept. M
1830   4 1655 Field Message from  1111th - C.O. Confirmation of telephone message from 1111th regarding taking over of 51st W.P.'s. M,S.
1930   5 1815 Field Message from 1111th - C.O. Request for constr. of SMG range at Dailey. Instr. with ADE including drawings M,T.
1930       Capt. Sartain assumed command during absence of Col. Van Atta.  
0800       Meeting of Bn. Stall and O's of H&S Co. Discussion of spped regulations, Motor Pool operation, dispatch system, stencil of all vehicles with drivers names, each man in H&S Company was assigned and noted on disposition board, standard punishment rules were laid down for infractions of speed regulations, promotions in H&S Co. K.P. and Guard by H&S Company.  
           
        14 September 1943  
        WVMA Area, Elkins, West Virginia  
           
1000   11 0715 Field Message from 1111th - C.O. 2 O's & 4 NCO's to be furnished as Ammunition Umpires for period of Sept 20-26. Rept. to  Dir. Hqs. 20 Sept. with clothing and equip. Noon lunch to be provided on 20 Sept. Will mess with company to which atch. Names, rank, and ASN to be reptd to 1111 by 0800, 15 Sept. S
1000   2 0725 Field Message from 1111th - C.P. Transp. for Ammunition Umpires noted in Serial No. 1, plus 3 other NCO's will be provided by this unit to report to this Hqs. (1111) at 0700, 20 Sept. S
1100   3 0900 Field Message from 1111th - C.O. Furnish 1 O to rpt to G-4 Dir. Hqs to make survey of lighting system in depot warehouse plus recomm. for relocation of lights for use as a clothing warehouse. O with Elect. exp. preferred. Rept name to this Hqs. O to rept at 0800, 15 Sept. S
           
        15 September 1943  
        WVMA, Elkins, West Virginia  
           
0900   0858 Field Message from S-3 150th Engr. C. Bn. To: S-3 1111 Engr. C. Gp. With reference to previous Msg. the following E.M. will report 20 Sept. as Ammunition Umpires. 2nd Lt. John Mann 0-1115016
2nd Lt. Joseph King  0-1114589
Cpl. William Miller 31303542
Cpl Harold Flemming 37141181
T/4 L. Munuon 20636087
S/Sgt. Hobart Rybolt 36046859
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1030   1000 Field Message from Group (1111) S-3-C.O.-Tempory change of Group C.P. from Alpena Gap. to (1048.0-1672.0) effective 1000 hour. Message Center will remain at Alpena Gap. M
1030    3   Reference Field Msg. Serial No. 3 14 Sept. 1943 Lt. Lyon assigned duty to make survey of lighting system in depot warehouse, Elkins, West , Va. S
1330   4 1310 Field Message from S-3- C.O. 1111th Request permission to move C.P. to vicinity of Dry Fork (present 51st Engr. Area ) 17 or 18  Sept. M
1815   5 1800 Field Message from S-4 - C.O. 1111th. Water points at Davis and 44th Evac. Hosp are in operation. M
2300   6   Lt. Col. VAn Atta lv to dy three (3) days.  
           
        16 September 1943  
        WVMA, Elkins, West Virginia  
           
1620   1 1445 Field Message from WVMA Hqs G-3 To C.O. Have min who haven't run Infiltration Course report to Course at 0900 17 SEpt. 1943 with steel helmets. (40 men) S-T
  1800 2 1750 Field Message from S-3 To C.O. 1111. Attached overlay to Horton Aerial  Mosaics  #7 and 8 indicates the results of reconnaissance for location of 1000" M.G. and Combat Range as requested in message No. 65  15 Sept. 1943. M
  1805 3 1800 Field Message from S-3 To C.O. 1111. G-3 directs that men go through infiltration 0900 17 Sept. 1943. Will have App. 50 men. Connection of box latrine to sewer in Elkins finished 1700  15 Sept. 1943 T
  1845 4 1825 Field Message from S-3 To C.O. Co. "A". All men who have not gone through infiltration will go through at 0900  17 Sept. 1943. S-1 records show that Wright Philip F. has not gone through. Check for others. Makhol M.- crew may have to operate course. Alcct. information lacking, keep record. Uniform class K with steel helmets. Range Off. Lt. Sparling. T
    5 1000 At 1000 a light rain began to fall. It continued on throughout the day until about 1600.  
1900   6 1835 Field Message from S-3  - Co.O. Co. "C". All men who have not will go through Infiltration Course at 0900  17 Sept.  Keep record. Uniform class X with steel helmets. Range old CCC Camp near Dailey West Va. South of Elkins. Range officer Lt. Sparling. T
           
        17 September 1943  
        WVMA, Elkins, West Virginia  
           
0830   1 1710
16 Sept.
Field Message from S-31111. - C.O. W.P. at Dry Fork is to be moved to east side of stream from present location on west side. This change requested by Director Hqs. M-T
0830   2 1711 
16 Sept.
Field Message from S-3 1111. - C.O. request signs be painted as follows: On 8X10 boards numbers painted 1, 2, 3, etc. to 25. Each board to contain one number only. Lumber available in 44th Evac Hosp. Area. Signs can Deliver to this Hqs on completion. S
0830   3 1715
16 Sept.
Field Message from S-3 1111. - C.O. Bailey Bridge located east of Davis is available for use in training at any time. Artillery will use ford (adjacent) when bridge is removed. T
0830   4 1715 
16 Sept.
Roof trusses installed by 51st Engr. over refrigerator in warehouse are to be changed and or strengthened as indicated verbally to Lt. McCann by Group S-3 on this date. S
0830   5 1720 
16 Sept.
Field Message grom S-# 1111. - C.O. This Hqs will be advised promptly on completion of assigned work jobs in West Va. Maneuver Area. Bridges of any kind will not be demolished without prior authority from this Hqs. S
0830   6 1815
16 Sept.
Field Message from Asst. S-3 1111. C.O. Group C.P. located (1014.5 - 1662.0) road map WVMA. Message Center is also operating Alpena Gap. M
1918   7 1910
16 Sept.
Field Message from  Adm. O Co. "A". - S-2 Co. "A" is located one mile south of Elkins City limits on Route #219 100 yds N.E. of highway - See attached overlay. M
1055   8 1000 Field Message from S-3 - C.O. 1111. Request information as to number  of days available to this Bn on range. Request information on availability of carbines. S
1055   9 0910 Field Message from S-3  - C.O. Co, "A". You will strengthen roof in Subsistence Warehouse. Request immediate notification of completion of any mission. Check on Pistol Range. Think Makholm has 25 and 50 yd firing line instead of 15 and 25. S
1555   10 1531 Field Message from Asst. S-3 111 - C.O. Group C.P. closed ( 1014.5-1662.0 ) at 1400. Open (1014.5-1657.5) at 1500. Road map WVMA Message Center Alpena Gap in operation. M
1800   11 1605 Field Cessage from 1111th - C.O. Reference Memo this Hqs concerning motor messenger to be furnished this Hqs every afternoon from 1300 to 1800. Memo issued 13 Sept. 1954. Request compliance with above mentioned Memo. S
1850   12 1800 Field Message from C.O. Co. "A" - S-3. Infiltration Range completed 16 Sept. 1943. Makholm operating Infiltration Range today for App. 400 men but am informed by Maj. Powell and Group S-3 that 628th Engr. had orders to operate it. Please investigate as am in need of Makholm's platoon on Elkins job. Unable to contact you by phone. S
0900   13 1830 Field Message from Asst. S-3 1111 - C.O. You will fire on the range at Dailey on Mon 20 Sept thru Friday 24 Sept. Carbines may be borrowed from Ordnance Depot in Elkins.
     Company A is located in Elkins in the vicinity of Henry and 15th Street They are engaged in road construction and work on the trusses in the Refrigerator Plant building, the latter being completed about 1900. Company B is located in the vicinity of Panther Camp Run, 2 miles north of Bn. Hqs. They are continuing their Unit Training program. Classes were held today on rigging. Company C. is located in Elkins on Lane St. at the 94 Signal Bn. The unit is working on a road construction job.
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    14   All men in the Bn. who had not previously  gone through the infiltration course and who were present for duty today completed course.  
           
          19 September 1943   
          WVMA, Elkins, West Virginia  
           
0845   1 0820 Field Message from Asst. S-3 1111. - C.O. You will be relieved of operation of Water Point at Davis (1048.0-1677.0) effective today, by the 403rd W.S. Bn. Remain in operation until transfer is complete. M-T
0915   2 0915 Field Message from Asst. S-3 1111. - C.O. Ref. Msg. #106. You will not be relieved of Water Point operation at Davis until Tuesday 21 Sept. S-T
1330   3 1330 Field Message from S-3 - C.O. Co. B. Engineer Reconnaissance of Area Grid 1045 West between grids 1050 and 1060 Map WVMA will be completed by your company on 9240800. Detailed information can be obtained at Bn. Hqs. S-T
1030   4   Prostestant Church Services held on the hill opposite Bn. C.P. by Chaplain Berger, 1111 Engr. C. Gp.  
1630   5   Catholic Mass held on hill opposite Bn. C.P. by Chaplain Essig.  
    6   The weather today is clear and cool.  
    7   Companies A. B. And C. Are engaged in duties as indicated in Serial 14, 17 Sept. Co. C completed road construction job at 1700 today.  
           
        20 September 1943  
        WVMA Elkins, West Virginia  
           
1600   1 1200 Field Message from S-3 1111 - C.O. All work except placing of shale surface on road of depot area, Elkins will be terminated this date 20 Sept. Work on refrigerator installation will continue.. T
1600   2 1400 Field Message from S-31111 - C.O. A bridge app. 5 miles S.W. of Davis on trail shown on attached aerial photo will be repaired to take M-12 Artillery pieces. The trail which forms a loop into Davis will be reconnoitered to determine need for strengthening or building any additional bridges, additional repair work or new bridges. Construction will be accomplished as necessary. T-M
    3   The weather today is cloudy with occasional showers. It is considerably warmer than yesterday.  
    4   The 1111 Engr. C. Gp. Has again moved its C.P. Their present location is in Elkins N.E. Sec. Near Church Street, Elkins City map. T-M
1852   5 1700 Field Message from Asst. S-3 1111 - C.O. Group C.P. closed, Alpena Gap 1500. Open (1014.8-1657.0) 1600 20 Sept. Road Map WVMA  
    6   Co. A is working on road construction in Elkins. Co. B is engaged in training in mountain operations emphasizing particularly field fortifications. Construction at the 94th Signal Bn Area is still being carried on by Co. C.  
           
 
        21 September 1943  
        WVMA Elkins, West Virginia  
           
  0820 1 0800 Field Message from S-3 - C.O. Co A. Request report on extent of road construction work in QM Area Group Field Message of 20 September. All work except placing of shale surface on roads in QM Area will be terminated. Continue Refr. Job Best comply. Release all or part of "B" trucks as soon as possible. S-T
1100   2 0900 Field Message from Lt. Makholm - S-3. Shale surface on QM road completed. Ditching and construction of two culverts incomplete. B Co. trucks released. Refr. Job completed. S-T
  0900 3 1830 

20 Sept.

Field Message from S-3 - C.O. 1111 Report completion of reconnaissance job in vicinity of 94 Sig. Bn. Elkins, West Va. M
    4   The weather today was clear except for a few scattered clouds. The temperature raised enough to make the day quite warm.  
    5   Co. A is still working on road construction in vicinity of Elkins, West Va. Co. B is continuing their training schedule with Engineer Reconnaissance, Marches, and Camps Co. C. Has moved to the Davis West Va. Area and are engaged on two jobs, one on road construction and the other general construction.  
1350   6 0800 Field Message from S-3 1111 - C.O. On completion of work assigned in message 110, the work outlined on attached sketch is to be executed. Before starting job No. 2 coordinate with Artillery to determine what days this area is not in danger zone of impact area.  
           
        22 September 1943  
        WVMA Elkins, West Virginia  
           
0810   1 0715 Field Message from S-3 1111 - C.O. A reconnaissance report will be made on Davis Ave Highway bridge across the Tygart river, Elkins. This report will include a sketch of bridge, (size and length of members, width, clearance, etc.) A report of its condition etc. One officer with necessary EM assistance will make the reconnaissance. M
  0900 2 1900 

21 Sept

Field Message from Asst S-3 - S-3 1111th Roof reinforcement on QM Subsistence building completed. S-T
  0930 3 0900 Field Message from S-3 - C.O. Co. "A" Request complete reconnaissance report on Davis Ave Bridge across Tygart River to determine conditions & feasibility of reconstruction. Report will be written.  T(Co. A)
    4 1300 Bn CP visited by 2 Army Postal Officers. Nature of visit was not for inspection but to provide us with information and suggestions on conducting our Bn APO.  
    5   Weather today was warm and clear.  
1830   6 1515 Field Message from S-3 1111 - C.O. The work indicated on attached sketch is to be accomplished at earliest date practicable without interfering with the training of 2/3 of your Bn. (line companies) Coordinate with Artillery for safety precautions in Impact Area. T
           
        23 September 1943  
        WVMA Elkins, West Virginia.  
           
  1400 1 1135 Field Message from S-3 - C.O. A. Request training schedule for 4 days to be into effect 24 Sept. T.S. to be submitted by 1800 23 Sept. You will move to this area not later than 0800 24 Sept. T(CoA)
  1430 2 1400 Field Message from S-3 - C.O. Co. B. There will be a physical inventory of all Company and individual property by Corps inspectors next week. T(Co.B.)
  1430 3 1400 Field Message from S-3 - C.O. Co. C. There will be an inspection af all organizational and individual property be Corps inspectors next week. T(Co. C.)
1415   4 1345 Field Message from Asst. S-3 1111 0 C.O. Request name, rank and ASN of three Officers and 30 E.M. to attend Assault Climbing School at Seneca, two weeks course, starting 28 Sept. Men should be volunteers, however quota will be filled. Names to be in this Hqs by 1200 24 Sept. S-T
  1530 5 1520 Field message from S-3 - C.O. Co. C. Request immediate notification when thru with quickway crane and grader. 628th men with equipment attached for fations with you. S(Co.C.)
1530   6 1200 Field Message from S-3 - C.O. 1st Platoon constructing Fjord at site No. 2.. (See attached overlay) 3rd Platoon improving railroad bed location No. 3. Will be ready for night occupation by Artillery 24 Sept. Bridge at site No. 1 completed 1500 22 Sept. And used by Artillery A.M. 23 Sept M
    7 1500 Bn. C.P. Area visited by Colonel And erson and members of 1111th Staff.  
    8   Weather today was warm and clear with scattered clouds in the late afternoon and light showers in the evening.   
  1630 9 1615 Field Message from S-3 - C.'s A, B, C. Request list including name, rank, ASN of 10 and 9 EM to attend ASSAULT CLIMBING SCHOOL at Seneca by 1000 24 Sept. School to start 28 Sept. Men should be volunteers but quota must be filled. T(Co'sABC)
  1645 10 1625 Request list including name, rank, & ASN of 3 men to attend ASSAULT CLIMBING SCHOOL at Seneca by 1000 24 Sept. School to start 28 Sept. Men should be volunteers but quota must be filled.

(CoH&S)

    11   Disposition of Companies - "A" engaged in moving operation to old location on Sully Road. Construction of roads. (Alpina) "B" Reconnaissance (90 sq miles) at location on Sully Road. "C" Construction of roads in Davis. Location in Davis.  
1435   12 1345 Field Message from Asst S-3,1111 - CO 150th Engrs - 8 poles suitable for a low voltage line (electric) are to be cut and placed (or set) in location indicated by stakes in the 27th Evac Hosp. Area. CO of 27th Unit should be contacted on location sf stakes.  
           
        24 September 1943  
        WVMA Elkins, West Virginia.  
           
  0940 1 0855 Field Message from S-2 - Co's A B C. Request all personnel associated with kitchen be made familiar with provisions of memorandum number 32, Director's Hqs & that these provisions are carried out. T(A B C)
1130   2 0817 Field Message fr. CO co C - CO 150th Engr. Ref Message No 6 23 Sept 1943. Grader & men of 628th released 1500 20 Sept 1943. Did not have quick-way crane. Ref Msg No 9 see attached list.  T(T-S)
  1500 3 1440 Field Message fr S-3 - CO Co "B" Have NCO and 8 men report to OM Supply Depot, Elkins at 0800 25 Sept and contact 4 QM trucks. Duties are to go with and load QM trucks which are to pick up 4 loads of lumber in Belington, WV and deliver to 27th evac. Hospital. Your NCO in charge. Only 1 lumber yd in Bellington. Lumber to floor tents in 27th Evac Hosp tents. T (CO C)
1500  1500  4 1510 Field Msg fr Col Kirkland - Co 628th LECo Submit immediately list of names of EM you want to be held. Maintain T/O plus 10%. Phone me immediately. TS
2130   5 1555 Field Msg fr Asst S-3,1111 - CO 150th Engrs. On termination of Jobs by your Bn where men from other units are attached to you for rations, such as shovel oprs., you are requested to notify the unit to which the men are attached, you are to notify them you are are finishing the job. T
2130   6 1540 Field Msg fr Asst S-3,1111 - CO 150th Engr. Use attached form for reporting status of firing. This report is to be submitted to Gp hqs by 1200 24 Sept and a weekly report is to be submitted   each Saturday here after by 1200. 

Weather today is cloudy. 

Disposition of companies - ABC "A" Moving oprs continued, Trng in care and cleaning of equipment. Rd constr on old Sully rd continued. Location same. "B" Trng in Recon. Laying telephone wires at 44th Evac hosp. Location same "C" Road constr in Davis, location same.

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        25 September 1943  
        WVMA , Elkins, West Virginia  
           
  0930 1 0915 Field Message fr S-3 - CO, 1111th. Attached hereto weekly firing status report as requested. S
1410   2 1140 Field Message fr S-3, 1111th - CO, 150th Engr. Send a demolition squad with officer in charge to CCC Camp on Hway #28, 8 miles north of (1055.5-1645.5) WVMA. Road Map.. Report to Lt. Col. Dodge (Hqs at CCC Camp) at 1900 25 Sept. Draw 500 sticks dynamite, 500 caps and fuses at magazine on RT 219 North of Elkins. Get key to Magazine from Lt. Haskel (Engr Supply) Depot, Ilkins). Arrangement for rations will be made by Col. Dodge. Men will take full field equipment. Demolition chests will be taken. Duration of assignment approximately one day. M-T
  1815 3 1805 Field Message fr T/5 Fisk (s-3S) - CO, 13th F. A. Observation Bn. Please return 12 machine guns, Cal..30, to this Bn by 1200, 26 September 1943. These weapons loaned by this Bn to 13th FA Obs Bn. 

Disposition of Companies - A B C 

"A" Construction of road completed. Location same. 

"B" Trng in Recon. Laying telephone wires at 44th Evac. Hosp. Location same. 

"C" Road constr in Davis, location same. 

Weather today is cloudy.

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        26 September 1943  
        WVMA, Elkins, West Virginia  
           
  0815 1 2010 Field Message fr S-3 - CO, 1111th Engr C Gp. Report of completion of QM Depot Parking Area, 27th EVAC Hosp lighting Job, Ford on Beaver Creek in vicinity of Davis; RR bed along Beaver Creek and hauling dimouts to 27th Evac Hosp. T
    2   Weather today was warm and clear.  
    3   Church services were held at 1030 and 1630.  
    4   All companies in the Battalion were busy in preparation for inspection to be conducted by XIII Corps. On 27 September 1943.  
           
        27 September 1943  
        WVMA, Elkins, West Virginia  
           
  1315 1 1300 Field Message fr Asst S-3 Co's ABC. 

Officers and men of these companies who are to attend Mt. climbing school will report to S-1 Bn Hqs with full field equipment at 1500 hrs today.

T(ABC Co's)
1210   2 1550 Field Message fr S-3, 1111th - CO 150th Engr. The 3 Off. & EM (30) selected for the Assault climbing school will report to school CO at Seneca for evening chow 1700 27 Sept. Personnel will take full field equip and arms. Will sleep in shelter tents while at school. Four men from 1111th Engr C Gp and seven (7) men from 628th Equip Co. Will report to your Hqs 1500 27 Sept. To attend same school and you will furnish transportation from your hqs to Seneca School for entire group. T(ABC Co's)
1210   3 1900 Field Message fr Asst S-3, 1111th - CO, 150 Engrs - Ref pur message #93. Furnish one cabinet maker with tools to report to Engr Sec. Dir Hqs, Elkins, 0800, 28 Sept. 1943.  
1210   4 1950 Field Message fr Asst S-3, 1111th - CO 150 Engrs - Refer our message # 138 and # 139 both rescinded. You will furnish 7 dump trucks with drivers and a NCO in charge to report to Engr Supply Sect Depot, Elkins 0800 28 Sept to haul coal. The 628th Equip Co will furnish the trucks on September. You will complete the job. T
    5   Battalion inspection was conducted today by Col. Anderson and Lt. Col. Kirkland, from 1111th C Gp. These Bn was also inspected by Inspection team from Directors Hqs under supervision of Major Lenske.  
           
        28 September 1943  
        WVMA, Elkins, West Virginia  
           
  0800 1 0800 Field Message fr Capt Doyle, MC - CO Co "C" Information requested on number of men who do not have eye-glasses and whether or not they have civilian glasses. Information is also wanted as to how many of these min have been examined at Eye Clinic, Old Sta. Hosp, Fort Devens, Mass. (Motorized msgr) T(Co "C")
  1350 2 1330 Field Message fr S-3 - CO, Co. "A" Accomplish following work on Chapel, 94th Signal Area: Two doors in office with necessary hardware; one altar made of wallboard 6'x3'x40"; repair roof for leaks. Also make 16 benches, 8 ft long. Work is to be completed this week. S-3 is to be informed on completion of work. (Motor msgr) T(Co "A")
  1350 3 1330 Field Message fr S-3 - CO, Co. "B" To start work on reinforcing floor, Ord. Warehouse. Also reinforce floor, Kendal Bldg, Davis & 1st St., Elkins. Material is to be obtained fr Engr Depot. Will make own reconnaissance for work on Kendal Bldg. Jobs are to be completed this week. S-3 is to be informed on completion of work. (motorized msgr) T(Co "B")
  1400 4 1330 Field Message fr S-3 - CO, Co. "B" To accomplish work on latrines and showers. Work to be completed this week. Also make water & sewer connections for dental clinic, Prov. Hqs Elkins. This work to be completed this week. CO, Co. "B" is to inform S-3 on number of men or unit required for this work. (Motorized msgr) T(Co"B")
  1627 5 1501 Field Message fr Ex O - CO, 1111th C Gp. Verification on order to 150th Engrs directing us to lend machine guns to Signal Pigeon Platoon is requested. (Radio) T
  1750 6 1645 Field Message fr S-3 - S-3, 1111th Engr Gp Report of Bridge Recon, as requested by S-3, 1111 per mage #118, dated 21 Sept. Forwarded. (Motorized msgr) T
    7 0730 Bn visited by Maj Gen Reinhardt, CO XIII Corps. And Col Searcey, Chief of Staff., XIII Corps. Col Gower, WVMA Dir., also visited this Bn; left at 0830.  
    8 1700 Col. Bullock, CO 13 FOB came here to discuss damage to MG Barrels loaned to him by this Bn.  
    9 1700 Col. VAN ATTA inspected Co's H&S, A and B.  
    10   Weather today was clear and warm.  
    11   Disposition of Companies: 

"A" Co,
Working in Elkins building a chapel. 

"B" Co,
Doing construction work in Elkins 

"C" Co,
Doing road construction in Davis.

 
           
        29 September 1943  
        WVMA, Elkins, West Virginia  
           
  1015 1 0915 Field Message From S-3 - C.O. 1111. Report completion of demolition mission on Sunday 26 Sept. 1943 at Seneca Det. S(1111)
  1350 2 1000 Field Message From Asst. S-3 1111 - C.O. Construct access road to range and other work as shown on attached sketch. M
  1500 3 1350 Field Message From S-3 - 1111. Six Machine guns Cal.30 loaned by this Bn. To 13th F. A. observation Bn. On Tues., 28 Sept. 1943 

Weather today was clear and warm. 

Disposition of Companies is the same as indicated in Serial 11 of yesterdays journal

T(1111)
           
        30 September 1943  
        WVMA Elkins, West Virginia  
           
0800   1 0750 Field Message from S-3 1111 - C.O. Construct. 4 signs as shown on attached sketch and deliver to this Hqs before 1700 1 Oct. S(S-)
    2 0900 Col. Moors G-2 XIII Corps visited the Bn. C.P. at 0900.  
  1325 3 1310 Field Message From S-3 - C.O. Co. C. Carbine firing scheduled for 1 Oct. Canceled. Will probably fire Sunday 3 Oct. Details later. T(Co.C.)
  0828 4 0828 Field Message From C.O. to C.O, Co. C. There will be a meeting of General Courts Martial at 1930 30 Sept. 1943 today in the Provincial Hqs Building in Elkins. Uniform O.D. trousers O.D. shirts, no side arms. T(Co.C)
  1430 5 1400 Field Message From S-3 - C.O. Co A. Accomplish work as indicated on attached sketch. Report completion of submissions when completed. Move to new location. T(Co.A)
    6   The weather today was clear and very warm.  
    7   Disposition of Companies: 

"A" Co,
Is still working on the Chapel in Elkins. 

"B" Co,
In addition to road construction in Elkins also put in a sewer line. 

"C" Co,
Is working on road construction in Davis.

 
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