766th Railway Shop Battalion captured Nazi flag

Former Staff Sgt. George Mills Grant (middle), an electrician with the 766th Railway Shop Battalion during World War II, displays a Nazi flag with two close friends in Germany. The flag was part of a collection of World War II historical artifacts donated by retired Staff Sgt. H. Lee Adelman, Grant’s son-in-law and the Antiterrorism Director for Naval District Washington Headquarters. Also included in the collection was one of Grant’s uniform shirts, maps detailing the unit’s route through France and into Germany, as well as miscellaneous photographs and documents from Grant’s time in service and the unit’s history. The artifacts were collected and processed by the 326th Military History Detachment from Whitehall, Ohio and will be transferred to the 766th Transportation Battalion, formerly the Railway Shop Battalion, from South Bend, Ind., to be displayed