714th Railroading in Korea

Railroading in Korea by cunningb

765 th Bruner obit

765th Bruner Obit by cunningb

757th Transportation Battalion Heraldic

The Transportation Corps Overseas World War II

The Transportation Corps Overseas

712th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion- Veterans of the 712th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion Compiled by

Veterans of the 712th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion by cunningb

759th Veterans Story

759th Veterans Story by cunningb

759th Dellinger Obit

759th Dellinger by cunningb

American Railway Operation Battalions in ETO During World War II

Railroads WWII ETO

OCCUPATION FORCES IN EUROPE SERIES 1945 - Military Railway Services

MRS 1945

They're Highballing Now Military Railway Service Units in Europe during WWII- Popular Science

They're Highballing Now Military Railway Service Units in Europe during WWII

Railway Notes : Camp Polk & Camp Claiborne

Louisiana 2


Sweaney Wwii Garcia 734th

What is ROB - define ?

Define ROB (Railway Operating Battalion)

(Source: Military Railway Service, The General Board Study No. 123)
The basic operating unit in the ETO was the Railway Operating Battalion consisting of four companies:
HHC in charge of administration, train dispatching, supply, communications, and signals;
Co A responsible for maintenance of way and strcutures;
Co B operated the engine house and made running repairs of motive power and rolling stock;
Co C was the actual operating unit, with 50 train and engine crews.
This basic operating unit was capable of operating 90 to 150 miles of track with not more than one terminal with classification yard facilities. The Bn consisted of 29 officers and 790 EMs.
The Railway Shop Battalion was responsible for maintaining and repairing rolling stock, and was equipped to serve from three to four ROBs.

735th Railway Operating Battalion Gallucci, Armand obit

735 Railway Operating Battalion Gallucci, Armand obit

January 5, 2010. Predeceased by his wife, Shirley. He is survived by his wife, Marianne Gallucci; son, Armand A. (Donna) Gallucci, daughters, Monica (Frederick) Bouchey, Darlene (David) Ferrara of Boulder City, NV; step-daughter, Jean (Richard) Thomas of Webster; grandsons, William Levine of Buffalo, NY, Russell Rischenole of Las Vegas. Armand was a WWII veteran and served in the 735th Railway Operating Battalion. He was a respected restaurateur and business owner in Rochester for many years.Friends may call Friday, 4-7 PM at the funeral chapel (2305 Monroe Ave.). Services will be held Saturday, 10 AM at All Seasons Chapel, White Haven Memorial Park, 210 Marsh Rd. Interment at White Haven Memorial Park. Contributions in his memory may be made to Camp Good Days & Special Times, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., PO Box 665, Mendon, NY 14506 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. To light a candle visit www.anthonychapels.com.

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2305 Monroe Ave. 244-0770

766th Transportation Battlion Heraldic

Department of the Army Emblem
Department of the Army - Lineage and Honors


Constituted 28 August 1944 in the Army of the United States as the 766th Railway Shop Battalion, Transportation Corps

Activated 4 September 1944 at Camp Plauche, Louisiana

Inactivated 10 February 1946 in Germany

Redesignated 16 April 1959 as the 766th Transportation Battalion and allotted to the Army Reserve

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 766th Transportation Battalion, activated 1 May 1959 at Gary, Indiana

Location changed in 1960 to East Chicago, Indiana

Inactivated 31 January 1968 at East Chicago, Indiana

Activated 15 March 1972 at Evansville, Indiana

Ordered into active military service 17 November 1990 at Evansville, Indiana; released from active military service 3 July 1991 and reverted to reserve status

Location changed 17 January 1999 to South Bend, Indiana

Ordered into active military service 7 December 2003 at South Bend, Indiana; released from active military service 3 June 2005 and reverted to reserve status

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment


World War II
European-African-Middle Eastern Theater,
Streamer without inscription

Southwest Asia
Defense of Saudi Arabia
Liberation and Defense of Kuwait

War on Terrorism
Campaigns to be determined


Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991

Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 1993-1994


Chief of Military History

714th Chrstmas Card 1945

745th Railway Operating Battalion Co. C 1945 photo

Source:  "World War II Order of Battle", Shelby L. Stanton, 1984
Formed:  12 May 43, New Orleans, LA
Inactivated:  29 Oct 45, Camp Kilmer, NJ
Locations:  Departed Zone of the Interior 10 Dec 43; India 11 Jan 44; Jorhat, India Aug 45; NY Port of Embarkation 28 Oct 45.
Associated with:  Chicago, Burlington & Quincy RR
Meritorious Unit Commendation:  1 Mar 44-30 Sep 45, GO 6, Hq USF IBT, dtd 6 Jan 46.

Railway Unit pin 397th MP Battalion

397th MP Battalion

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