After this enlistment at Fort Des Moines, Tec 5 Zingg was transferred to Fort Sill, Oklahoma for Artillery Basic Training. After this training, he was transferred to Camp Carson, Colorado where the 460th Engineer Depot Company was formed and was training. Tec 5 Zingg was a driver of a 2 1/2 ton truck. His company landed at Oran, Algeria on March 21, 1943. They operated the Oran engineer depot until August 1944. Then his company was part of the invasion force of Southern France (Operation Dragoon), landing on August 25, 1944. The engineer depot opened force supply points for the Seventh U.S. Army during the push north through the Rhone Valley. Then the company established its base camp in the Browning Firearms Factory in Brussels, Belgium.