733rd Railway Operating Battalion - William Clinton Dunham

This is the scrapbook of private William Clinton Dunham. of the 733rd ROB with 100+ photos btwn the scrapbook and manila envelope full found inside. Starts with his time spent at Camp Jesse Turner in Arkansas through his overseas time in Germany/France. 733rd Railway Operating Battlion - Dunham

730th Railway Operating Battalion --Frank Hoppe

Album from World War II.
Photos documenting the 3rd Military Railway Service, Persian Gulf Command, US Army. (showing Frank L. Hoppe of Havre, MT and his service in Persia).  Many small snap shot photos of buildings, monuments, bazaars, native Iranians.  Of note, photo of the King and Queen of Persian (Shaw) and FDR, Churchill and Stalin photos (probably taken at Malta; Most of the photos are identified on reverse..
Also contains one letter home to his mother, Large fold out map of the world (1940s era, good condition), military theme cartoons clipped from magazines and newspapers, Program from "This is the Army"... Irving Berlin's All-Soldier Musical Review, newspaper clippings about how "Iron Horses" kept in condition by shopmen of the Railroad Battalions.
Ration Card belonging to Frank, Co. B, 730th., photo copies of V-mail sent home for Xmas, New Year. Photos of Palaces and hotels, at Isphahan and Parband, Holy Temple at Gahm, Gold Temple at Gham


720th Railway Operating Battalion Hoppe

717th Railway Operating Battalion - Freeman C. Scott

707th Railway Grand Division - unknown soldier

707 RGD

743rd Railway Operating Battalion Company A --Clifford Cushing

712th TROB Korea - unknown soldier

712th TROB Unknown Soldier

713th Railway Operating Battalion - Kluth

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3rd MRS Belk

3rd Belk

3rd TMRS commendation 1952

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3rd Military Rail Service boosts donation March of Dimes Korea

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716th Railway Operating Battalion : Various theft articles

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718th Railway Operating Battalion: Clues Reveal Few Hints About Fate of Missing Soldier

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720th Railway Operating Battalion - Irving Feinman


712th Railway Operating Battalion -- Roy Edward Mitchell

Franklin writes about his Father-in-lawRoy Edward Mitchell .... Just found these additional photos of the battalion. The box car in the background appears to be one of the barracks cars they converted from French boxcars. R. Edward Mitchell is individual in uniform. We don't know the tee shirt guy. Back of Tiger Tank photo, " a German Tiger tank that lost his argument with a Yank".








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Merry Christmas from the Persian Gulf Command 1945

763rd Railway Operating Battalion Company C


732bd Railway Operating Battalion pass - Devery

Transportation Corps pass


756th Railway Operating Battalion Crows Nest Junction England 1944




735th Railway Operating Battalion envelope and decal


732nd Railway Operating Battalion Reunion tshirt stamp


716th Railway Operating Battalion Locomotives #222, 1822 and 974




718th Railway Operating Battalion Chambers

774th Railway Grand Division -Mileposts : the memoirs of the 774th Railway Grand Division 1945

Mileposts : the memoirs of the 774th Railway Grand Division
Author: John F Daily, Corporal.; Harry J Isett
Publisher:[Rome] : [Tipolitografia delle Ferrovie dello Stato], [1945]


 774th

728th Railway Operating Battalion Clovis, New Mexico and France

Parade below in NM and unit christens first locomotive Cherbourg,France



714th Railway Operating Battaion Deactivation



2nd Military Railway Service Engineering section Paris February 1945


2nd Military Railway Service France 1944 Sottevast Yard



743rd Railway Operating Battalion Arko obit


741st Railway Operating Battalion Auriemma

741st Auriemma

733rd Railway Operating Battalion -- William Gowans

Thanks very much to his son Jerry for sharing these great photos of him with us.



735th Railway Operating Battalion -- Condron

Sometimes i can save some copies of stuff sold on ebay that i do not win - I try to buy what i can.

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729th Railway Operating Battalion -- Michael Massad

Thanks to Rich Massad for these great photos and obit of his dad, Michael Massad, who served in the 729th Railway Operating Battalion
  

729 massad

Michael DeCillo 730th Railway Operating Battalion

Mikes son John writes ... Just a note to say that my father Mike DeCillo served with the 730th during WWII. He passed at age 83 in 2000. He sent along these photos and obit


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U.S. National Archives Recalls Fire That Claimed Millions of Military Personnel Files

U.S. National Archives Recalls Fire That Claimed Millions of Military Personnel Files
The National Archives and Records Administration recently marked the 45th anniversary of a devastating fire at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis, Missouri, that destroyed approximately 16–18 million Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF) documenting the service history of former military personnel discharged from 1912 to 1964.

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745th Railway Operating Battalion Co. B -- Leo Clark Williams Jr.

Chris writes..... Here is the Company B photo. It looks to me like the photo was taken after they returned from overseas. My father, Leo Clark Williams Jr. is in the top row, 3rd from the right. Thanks Chris and he's sending more photos.

715th Railway Operating Battalion -- Ball


Loay J. “Jack” Ball
Dec 30, 2007
PRINCETON — Pastor Loay J. “Jack” Ball, 85 of 1131 Old Athens Rd. in Princeton died Saturday, December 29, 2007, at Princeton Community Hospital.

Born in Buchanan, Va., June 17, 1922 he was the son of the late Matt Perry and Bessie Perkins Ball. He retired after 30 years of service as a heavy equipment operator for Consolidated Coal Co. He was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church and faithfully served in the ministry for 54 years. “Jack” proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War ll. He served in Company A, 715th Railway Operating Battalion in North Africa and Italy.
In addition to his parent's his wife, Opal Mae Blankenship Ball; one son, Michael R. Ball; and several brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Sue Smithson and her husband David of Princeton, with whom he made his home; four sons, Loay Dennis Ball and his wife Betty of Bland, Va., Perry W. Ball and his wife Elsie, Billy Joe Ball and his wife Jo Ann and Steven R. Ball and his wife Sandy, all of Princeton; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren, one sister, Stella Belcher of Princeton.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2008, at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Casper Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.
The West Virginia National Guard will serve as pallbearers and conduct military graveside rites.
Friends may call at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton from 1:00 p.m. to the service hour on Tuesday, January 1, 2008.

Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the Ball family.
Below Ball's medals