733rd Railway Operating Battalion James W. McUne

Sunny Lynn, James W. McUne's daughter writes .... My father served in WWII and I just found his discharge paperwork. He served in Northern France and the "Rhineland" from 1944 until 1946. He was in CO A 733 RAILWAY OPERATING BN. My father ran away from home at age 16 and joined the Army when he was underage under a fictitious name. The day before D-Day he confessed to a chaplain. He didn't talk much about the war but he said that he worked on the railroad in France. After the war they kept my father in Paris because he did not have a wife or children. He said he never had so much fun in his life than after the war. I can only imagine. He set up banquets for all of the dignitaries in Paris during the post-war period. My father was from Indianapolis, IN and he joined the Army in Chicago IL on July 14, 1943. He was discharged in March 1946. I would love to find out any information that I can on my dad's unit and what they did and where they were on D-Day.