On the 1 January 1942 this company was
activated and designated as Co "E" 22nd Armd Engr Bn of the Fifth
Armored Division and was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The cadre
of this organization was taken from the 22nd Armored Engr Bn of the
Fifth Armored Division.
In February 1942 this organization moved
from Fort Knox, Kentucky to Camp Cooke, California. From March 1942
to July 1942 training was conducted which was principally basic with
additional training for drivers and equipment operators.
The latter part of July 1942 the
organization left Camp Cooke, California for the Mojave Desert,
California for maneuvers. Operations on this maneuver consisted
chiefly of bridge and raft building on the Colorado River near
Parker, Arizona. The highlights of the operations on this desert
maneuver were the construction of a bridge at Blythe, California
under most adverse conditions, and the recovery of two medium tanks
from the bottom of the Colorado River. The last day of November 1942
the company returned to Camp Cooke, California by motor convoy.
In March 1943 the company moved by rail
from Camp Cooke, California to Summitville, Tennessee for maneuvers
that were to take place until the latter part of June 1943. During
these maneuvers this company furnished bridge equipment to the 22nd
Armd Engr Bn and bridges were constructed across the Duck River and
Cumberland River, Tennessee.
July 1943 this organization moved by rail
to Pine Camp. New York where it underwent intensive training with
emphasis placed on firing, physical training and conditioning.
On the 20 September 1943 this organization
was released from the Fifth Armored Division and redesignated the
989th Engineer Treadway Bridge Company,
The history on the following pages begins
at this point with the exception of Commanding Officers which is
shown since the activation of this organization.