592ND ENGINEER AMPHIBIAN REGIMENT
2ND ENGINEER AMPHIBIAN BRIGADE
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2

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The 592nd Engineer Boat Regiment was redesignated as the 592nd Engineer Amphibian Regiment on 1 October 1942.

On 18 February 1943, the 592nd Engineer Amphibian Regiment, the 3499th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company and the 287th Signal Company left San Francisco by ship headed for Australia.

The 592nd left Rockhampton on 14 June 1943 by train headed for Cairns in far north Queensland. Company "A" of the 592nd  occupied the same camp used by Company "A" of the 532nd Engineer Amphibian Regiment north of Cairns on the left hand side of the highway, inland from Palm Beach (Palm Cove). Then the entire 592nd and elements of the 3 ESB Regiment (533, 593 and 543) took over the rest of the camp when the 532nd moved to New Guinea. The 592 were there from 1 July 1943 until October 1943.


Photo:- From book "Put 'Em Across" via Ralph Denlinger

Men of Company "E", of the 592nd EBSR at Rockhampton in central Queensland
resting after an 8 day jungle training exercise where they tested some new equipment

 

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Photo:- From book "Put 'Em Across" via Ralph Denlinger

Men of Company "E", of the 592nd EBSR near
Rockhampton in March 1943 after a week in
the jungle testing new special jungle equipment

 


US Army Signal Corps Photo - Pfc Roger Fevereisen via Ralph Denlinger

Men of Co. "F" of  592nd EBSR building a bridge across a stream
to facilitate transport of supplies during a 3 day problem held at
South Yorkies Beach, near Cairns, Australia on 6 October 1943

 


US Army Signal Corps Photo - Pfc Roger Fevereisen via Ralph Denlinger

Co. "F"  of the 592nd EBSR building a bridge during 3 day problem
at South Yorkies Beach, Cairns, Australia on 6 October 1943

 


US Army Signal Corps Photo - Pfc Roger Fevereisen via Ralph Denlinger

Men of Co. "F" of the 592nd EBSR  Men building a new road during 3 day
field problem held at South Yorkies Beach, Cairns, Australia on 6 October 1943

 


US Army Signal Corps Photo - Pfc Roger Fevereisen via Ralph Denlinger

ARC matting laid across a new swamp road to be used in transporting supplies
on 6 October 1943. This was the second day of a 3 day problem held at South
Yorkies Beach, Cairns, Australia for the Shore Battalion of the 592nd EBSR.

On 4 July 1943, the 592nd Engineer Amphibian Regiment was redesignated as the 592nd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment.

On 20 October 1943, the 592nd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment left Cairns by ship for Oro Bay in New Guinea. They were accompanied by:-

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Ralph Denlinger for his assistance with this web page.

 

REFERENCES

War Diary

"Put 'Em Across"
The story of the 2nd ESB

 

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