German Reichsbahn Railway Eagle captured by 735th ROB Co. C





735th Railway Operating Battalion Co. C
Sgt J.F. Deaton - Conductor
T/4 Frank Hacken - Eng.
T/5 F.J. Moschini  - Frmn'
P.F.C. C.J. Sobrito  - Flgmn




L to R: Pfc Charles ”Toughy” Sobrito (brakeman/flagman), Sgt. Jim F. Deaton (conductor), T/4 Frank Hacker (engineer), and T/5 F.C. “Fudge” Moschini (fireman). This picture was taken in the spring of 1945 in Warburg, Germany. These are the same four men whose names were inscribed on the back of the aluminum Nazi Reichsbahn Eagle 


This Nazi rail car emblem commonly called a Reichsbahn Eagle came from car No 84054 was captured by these men.

The old Deutsche Reichsbahn (DRB) was set up in 1920, under a provision in the Weimar Constitution, to take over the seven individual state railways in Germany at that time. Its existence ended with the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War
http://www.worldrailfans.info/Articles/Europe/GDRGwagons.shtml 

Thanks very much to Wilhem Saris of the Netherlands and Robert Newbrough for sharing this amazing artifact with the blog.
If you know anything more about this or the men listed here please email me , Nancy cunningb2@gmail.com 

Wilhelm Saris, eagle courtesy Robert Newbrough of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania size: 62.9 cm wingspan and 34.3 cm height. (Aluminium-Präzisionsguss A.G. at Nowawes inGermany).

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