After Action Report

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"Looking over this whole set-up, the American soldier will see that a combat engineer in the German Army operates both as a fighter and a highly skilled technical expert. It may be said that if we destroy a German combat engineer, we destroy a man who is as useful to the Axis as any single person on the battlefield. Someone who is an infantryman -plus."

-Intelligence Bulletin October 1942 of the Military Intelligence Division, U.S. War Department.