Donations to the Army Engineer Museum can be made through the Army Engineer Association.
Army Engineer Association
P.O. Box 634
Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. 65473
NOTE: For your donation to go directly to the museum be sure to write "MUSEUM" on your check or money order.
HOW A MAP IS MADE display at the U. S. Army Engineer Museum
The WILD HEERBRUGG MODEL T4A-68
Donation of the T-4 WILD Manual used to inform this display was donated to the U.S. Army Engineers Museum by:
Herr Jürg Dedual of WILD-HEERBRUGG (http://www.wild-heerbrugg.com) who donated the actual manual.
Ethi-US Mapping Mission.Com which located the
manual and supplemented the shipping fees of the manual from Switzerland
to the United States.
Mr. Ed Benedict who shipped and paid for the shipping costs of the manual to the museum within the United States.
CWO Dave Moore (Ret.) without whom none of this would have happened.
Since the creation of the Distinctive Unit Insignia (DUI), soldiers and designers have placed a myriad of animals and mythical creatures on DUI's. Few symbols have become more iconic than "Topo Joe."
"Topo Joe" was truly depictive of the mission of the 64th Engineers. The battalion performed first, second and third order geodetic and photo mapping surveys. In addition to topographers, the 64th Engineers had reproduction, storage and distribution, and support elements.
During World War II, the 64th Engineers served in the Pacific Theater mapping the Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal, the Florida Islands, and Luzon. After the surrender of Japanese forces, the 64th Engineers served on occupation duty in Japan. The battalion provided maps of Southern Honshu, Tokyo city bus routes, and Japan road maps.
The 64th Engineers deployed to Korea and provided topographic support throughout the Korean War.
In the 1960s, the 64th Engineers led the United States Mapping Mission covering Ethiopia, Liberia, Libya, and Iran. With the advent of global position satellites, the nature of military mapping forever changed. The 64th Engineer Battalion was deactivated in the early 1970s.
(The U.S. Army Engineer Museum has secured permission for us from the collector/donor of these patches to show these items and information on our Web site. You can see these and many more items at the U.S. Army Engineer Museum, 495 South Dakota Ave. Fort Leonard Wood, MO. 65473)
64th Engineer Battalion (Base Topographic) Distinctive Unit Insignia (DUI)
A shoulder sleeve insignia sewn to an Ike jacket belonging to a member of the 64th Engineer Battalion (Topographic). These custom-made patches were popular with the occupation forces in Japan following World War II.
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CLICK HERE to view this information on a PowerPoint page provided by Troy Morgan, Director-U.S. Army Engineer Museum.