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Histories for 46th Engineer Battalion




46th Engineer Battalion - History
46th ENGINEER BATTALION



Constituted 7 December 1917 in the National Army as the 46th Engineers (Railway Maintenance-of-Way Battalion) and organized at Camp Sheridan, Alabama during March and April 1918. Converted and redesignated 2 September 1918 as the 46th Regiment, Transportation Corps. Regiment broken up in France on 12 December 1918 and elements reorganized and redesignated as follows: Companies A, B and C as Company Number 29, 30 and 31, Transportation Corps, respectively. (Company Number 29, Transportation Corps demobilized 13 July 1919 at Camp Devens, Massachusetts; Companies Number 30 and 31 demobilized 2 July and 11 July 1919, respectively, at Camp Gordon, Georgia). These former elements of the 46th Engineers reconstituted 1 October 1933 in the Regular Army as 1st Battalion, 46th Engineers (General Service). Activated 14 July 1941 at Camp Bowie, Texas. Redesignated 18 March 1943 as 1st Battalion, 46th Engineer General Service Regiment. Reorganized and redesignated 22 April 1944 as the 46th Engineer Construction Battalion. Inactivated 15 March 1950 in Japan. Activated 22 September 1950 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Redesignated 23 November 1953 as the 46th Engineer Battalion (Construction).



CAMPAIGN STREAMERS

World War I Vietnam

Streamer without inscription Defense

Counteroffensive

World War II Counteroffensive, Phase II

Papua Counteroffensive, Phase III

East Indies Tet Counteroffensive

New Guinea Counteroffensive, Phase IV

Leyte (with arrowhead) Counteroffensive, Phase V

Luzon Counteroffensive, Phase VI





Vietnam (Cont'd)

Tet 69/Counteroffensive

Summer-fall 1969

Winter-spring 1970

Sanctuary Counteroffensive

Counteroffensive, Phase VII

Consolidation I



DECORATIONS

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered PAPUA (46th Engr GS Regt cited for period 23 Jul 1942-23 Jan 1943; WDGO 21, 1943)



Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered LEYTE (46th Engr Constr Bn cited for period 20 Oct-7 Dec 1944; GO 262 Hq, Sixth US Army, 22 Nov 1945)



Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered PHILIPPINE ISLANDS (46th Engr Constr Bn cited for period 22 Oct 1944-25 Feb 1945; GO 10 Hq, USASOS Engr Cmd, 24 Apr 1945)



Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1957 (46th Engr Bn cited for period 1 May 1966-30 Apr 1967; DAGO 17, 1968)



Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967 (46th Engr Bn cited for period 1 May-31 Oct 1967; DAGO 48, 1968)



Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA (Co C 46th Eng Bn cited for period 20 Oct 1990-20 Mar 1991; DAGO 14,1993)



Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945 (46th Engr Constr Bn cited; DAGO 47, 1950)



Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967-1970 (46th Engr Bn cited for period 3 Aug 1967


May 04 2000 12:32:06:000AM




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