Wheels Rolling in Korea The Signalman's Journal March 1953

Wheels Rolling in Korea The Signalman's Journal March 1953 by Nancy on Scribd

754th Railway Shop Battalion Copper Basin Area Army Reserve

754th Railway Shop Battalion Copper Basin Area Army Reserve by Nancy on Scribd

712th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion- Dave Kaufman

712th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion by Nancy on Scribd

753rd Railway Shop Battalion reunions

A Profile of the 757th Railway Shop Battalion

744th Railway Operating Battalion and the Chemin de Fer Belges

Yanks Help Repair French Railroads WWII USATC Army

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

758th Railway Shop Battalion - Watters obit

James Louis Watters April 6, 1923 - January 13, 2009 James Louis ""Jim"" Watters, 85, of Wilmington, died peacefully at Liberty Commons Nursing Center on January 13, 2009.

He was born on April 6, 1923, in Wilmington, NC, the son of James Louis Watters Sr. and Mae Singletary Watters. He grew up at Carolina Beach / Kure Beach and developed a love of the outdoors at an early age along with his brothers and the rest of the KBRARs Kure Beach Raggedy Ass Rangers. He had a specific passion for fishing that he shared with his beloved wife Ann. They loved to go surf fishing on local beaches and would often go fishing at their favorite spot on Core Banks near Atlantic, NC. Growing up near Fort Fisher, he also developed a passion for Civil War history.
He took this passion and explored the areas around Fort Fisher and many of the sunken blockade runners with his brothers as willing accomplices. Jim a.k.a. ""Son"" retired from the US Army with the rank of Captain. His military career started at the age of 15 when he lied about his age and joined the NC National Guard I Company, 120th Infantry. He was, of course, found out and his tenure with the Guard came to a quick end. He started his military career in earnest when he was drafted by the US Army during WW II and sent to the China Burma India theatre of operations where he served with the 758th Railway Shop Battalion. After WWII he went to OCS, received his commission and served in Germany with the 2nd Armored Division. After active duty, he completed his service with the Army Reserve in Wilmington. In civilian life, he was a highly skilled welder, machinist and mechanic. He took these skills and became a dedicated vocational instructor with New Hanover County Schools and Cape Fear Technical Institute. Read on https://www.andrewsmortuary.com/obituary/5133504

766th Railway Shop Battalion Surls interview

Harry C. Surls Image of Harry C. Surls Harry Surls at time of interview War: World War, 1939-1945 

Branch: Army Unit: 766th Railway Shop Battalion, 7th Army; 397th Military Police Battalion Service 

Location: Fort Custer, Michigan; Camp McCoy, Wisconsin; Fort Slocum, New York; England; Belgium; France; Germany Rank: Technician Five


Five railroad soldiers pose on a locomotive near the roundhouse used by the 757th Railway Shop

 Five railroad soldiers pose on a locomotive near the roundhouse used by the 757th Railway Shop Battalion in Cherbourg, France. From Wisconsin are, (top) Sergeant Raymond Janiszewski of Milwaukee, (standing, left to right) Technical Sergeant Donald Fetzer of Manitowoc, First Lieutenant Sigmund Gralewicz of Milwaukee, Captain Earl D. Austin of Wauwatosa, and Sergeant Walter Demitros of Milwaukee.

Perched on the ladder is Staff Sergeant Robert Kurman, mechanic, of Brookyln, New York. A metal structure, with three soldiers working on it, is in the background.