134th Infantry Regiment
"All Hell Can't Stop Us"
60th Engineer Combat Battalion - Company B - 35th Division
|Pfc John Pergolizzi is in the bottom row 2nd from the right||Pfc John Pergolizzi is seated in the center|
The night of October 10, 1944, Company B, 60th Engineer Combat Battalion was laying down a mine field near Ajoncourt, France. Trucks carrying the mines were parked along the river just south of town. At about 11 PM that night one of the trucks exploded, causing another truck and nearby stacks of mines and other ammunition to also explode. Thirty-three men died in that explosion and fourteen were wounded. Read more about the 60th Engineers Ajoncourt mine explosion disaster.
Thanks to Pam Thomsen, John Pergolizzi's granddaughter, and John's niece Stephanie Hilton, daughter of his brother Stephen, for these photographs. Please contact Pam Thomsen at email@example.com if you have any information about her grandfather or the explosion at Ajoncourt, France where he was killed in action.
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