Tech 5th Class
Name

Irving Greenberg


Nationality
American

Unit
877th Engineer Battalion
Location
Normandy, France

Date
1942 - 1944

Survived the war?
Yes
9th Airforce Airborne Engineers

Flying on memories

My husband was D-Day plus 30 and spent the entire war in Europe. He participated in 3 battles in Normandy and was attached to the 877th Airborne Engineers. Irving was a member of the 877th Airborne Engineers Aviation Battalion, and participated in battles in Normandy and Nothern France.

He received the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal with 3 Battle stars, Glider Badge, American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, 3 overseas Service Bars and the Good Conduct Medal plus the Marksman M1 Rifle Carbine badge. Irving served his country from February 1943 to February 1946. He was stationed in Normandy, France, England, Darmstadt, Frankfurt and Munich, Germany.

The 877th Airborne Battalion arrived in the United Kingdom in March 1944, and landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day + 30. They built A-15 at Maupertus, which was the first field on the continent to base medium B-26 bombers and Black Widow night fighters. The 877th was engaged in construction and maintenance of 66 fields in France and Germany. Irving is deceased.

Contributed by Irving's wife
Marlene Greenberg

877th Engineer Battalion
  • Redesignated 24 March 1943 as the 877th Airborne Engineer Aviation Battalion
  • Inactivated 4 October 1945 at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts
Veteran's personal medals
Silver Star
Silver Star
Purple Heart
Purple Heart
Victory Medal
Victory Medal
American Campaign
American Campaign

Veteran's personal file

877th Engineer Battalion DUI

Irving Greenberg in his uniform
Irving Greenberg in his uniform

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