A site dedicated to the soldiers of the
544th Engineer Boat & Shore regiment.
This page has been developed as an introduction to the service record of the 544th EBSR which served in New Britain, New Guinea, Philippines and Japan during World War II.
This site was started March 2010 and will soon carry informtion on the unit history, rosters, and photographs. Vets, family and friends are invited to contribute information for use on the site.
Charlie Martin will be managing the content of the site and can be contacted at:
57 Reed Drive
Bedford, NH 03110
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544TH ENGINEER BOAT AND SHORE REGIMENT
BOAT COMPANIES A, B, C
SHORE COMPANIES D, E, F
4th ENGINEER SPECIAL BRIGADE
HENRY HUTCHINGS JR.
Brigadier General, U. S. A.
4th Engineer Special Brigade
The 4th Engineer Special Brigade was activated on February 1,1943, at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, as the 4th Engineer Amphibian Brigade. In 1943, the brigade was redesignated an Engineer Special Brigade and transitioned to Camp Stoneman, California. The 4th ESB arrived in New Guinea on May 18,1944, and participated in the assaults on Morotai Island, Netherlands East Indies (Septemeber 15,1944) and Lingayen Gulf, Luzon (Jamuary 9, 1945). The brigade was inactivated in Japan on April 15,1946.
The 4th ESB was comprised of the following units:
534th Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment
544th Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment
594th Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment
564th Engineer Boat Maintenance Battalion
264th Medical Battalion
164th Ordnance Maintenance Company
199th Quartermaster Gasoline Supply Company
289th Signal Company
694th Truck Company
3492nd Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company
4th Engineer Amphibian Brigade Band (434th Army Services Band)
4th ESB Rosters (partial)
544th Regimental History Summary