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:APO 772

23 December 1944

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II~ ARRlVAt. OF MIllTARYRAILWAY SERVICE UNITS.

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2. The 761stRailway Transportation Company.

a. The 761st Rail~ Transportation Company has arrived in France 'and Headquarters are established at Sarrebourg, France.

£. The Commanding Officer is Captain Lloyd E. HatleYJ 04.25587, TO

c. This unit is placed under the jurisdiction of the 150th Railway Operating -Patt ali on and. cOlllIllal1d 'channels will be through the Commanding Officer,' 750th.Railway Operating Battalion.

d. The unit is attached to the 7th Arnry for supply only.

e. The ,unit \ViP. be addressed at APO 772.

By command of Brigadier General GRAY;

s. R .. Bmc-s Major, T.C ..

Adjutant

OFFICIAL:'

lsi s. R .. Beggs s. R. BEGGS Major, T.C.

Ad,jutant

CERTlFIED~COP~Y.:

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Captain, T.C. 761st Ry Trans. Co. Commanding.;

(EKHIBIT VI)

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COIIlIlIanding General, Delta Base Section, APO 772, q.s. Army. _

D;Lrector General, lst Military Railwq SerVice, AP,O' 772, U.S.Armt

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- 12., Having been assigned to SQLOC,- effective upon arrival in this theater, the folloWil:i.gunits are assigned to First Military Railway Service:

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76lst Railway Transportation Company ,

By CoDIDlalld of Major General. LARKIN:

/s/ JameS K. Clark JAMFS K.. CLARK Captain, A.G ... D.

Mst Adjutant GeneraJ..

CIiRT~RIJE COl'!: ~~ E.'HATIiY

Captain, T .. C. 761st Ry Trans Co. Commanding.

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lBT- MIl.ITlRy,iUcrLWAY - SERVICE ,76lst> . .aa~lwq\'b.:~pq:r.l;~1J:1~~ Oompany _' oiriceef ObnUaaitding 'yOftieer '

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Fro~ 2400 brs 31 Dec 44 To 2400 bra 31 Jan 45

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HOURS "WORKED '16, 368 - - '2, 976 384

360 1,_ 984' , 1, 984 672

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SARREBOURQ' YARD QmOE SWIrCHBOARDQPERATORS MEN STAT+ONED"AT:

BWl1VILLE LUNMLLE

'MOLSHErM (Formerly at Strasbourg) NQUVELLE-AVRICOURT

REDING

SA-VERNE

Total HOUl"s "

38," 864

(The abOve is exclusive of 16 enlisted men on temporary duty at Langres, Franc~, and 51 'enlisted men on tetllPorary duty a.t Is-Sur-:-Tille, France.) .

Captain, '1'.C. Commanding.

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(WUBIT VI~-l)

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0 During the month 1 enlistB<! man assigned and joine~L (see EriuBIT I); two, officers anc;i 20 enlisted nen ewere -attacl1ecl.(see~mT II) fOr Diesel ,Loeomtitive maintenance; anci"tbres' -ettl:i,.sted men were transferred to: a detach-

- lI!e~t of_ Patients (see EXHIBIT III , liT, V).' - -

::,.~ This organization-Is Headquarters still located at Sarrebo'(irg, France, sint:euJdt ~s arri:val here 25 December 1944, with detachments of men now stationed. at the .follow:Lng,· points on the railxoad. under the jurisdietion of the 70lst Railway Trallsp -Co: ,Bla'inville, 11lneVille, Molsbeim, Nouvelle-Avrieour,t, R~ing and Saverne. At present -there are also 16 enlisted men on teIll-' por~ duty at Langres_, France, and 51 enlisted men on temporary duty at

Is-~ur-Tille, France. . .

d. No maj or difficulty'w'i.s experienced in pro~ing' ra.tions _for the mess, -for uni.t 'skitcherls -located at Sarrebourg, RedLl'lg, -5averne, Molsheim, .:5].,,~!~.,,~{·-~;:L-,:':>~, Showers were available at a mobile shower Wlit located near billets rtear Sarrebourgo T~e prescrib~ venereal and dental inspections were - he~d" and there was a very noticable decrease in venereal cases.

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2. IMPROVEMENTS:

a. A dispensary has been set up within the unit, under the supel'V'i&-ioll - of meCIics from the 750th -RailWay Operating Battalion, who makes weekly visits; to thearganitation at Sarreb~,urg and out-lying points. Dental attention

was also made available to tn.:!-'5 ~rganization through the 750th Railway Oper,ating Battalion denti~t.

b. Current 'movies ~er~- available to the unit during the month at the Special Service theater in Sarreboutg'. Books and. magazines were procured through the Special Servioe, and auorupany library was initiated.

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·;~~alr;tj$la;~,)Ul~, ,eig~t ~1i8ted men 'were- "sfiitiGDed at _Mo:J..sbeim in 'oj)nt'lection duties •. A.d~t:.aehmerit of 16enginemen ~d ··1 off1e~ were

tci Langres, -Fr~ee; and'.l, enginemeri_, 15 ,firemen, 7 conductors -. arid,l:4 ~akeinen' 'lI'ere- ,stationed at Is~SU:r-Tiile~ France for yard werk" ~n stati-ened _~t Blainvi1.1e, L1IDvi~e,,1folahei.D1, _Nouvelle-Avj-icourt,_

Red;ing and Sa'Ve.rn8 ,8.t'Ie,11,perform1ng their Aormal duties as Checkers" _ _

. '~oeklnen"Y~dmaSters and, Dispa.tchers • the maj ~ity .• of j.raJ..nS w;:ig'ii.tate' arid: terminate at Reding; therefore· train crews going both E8.s,tari.d West~' _ _ &r? tr~~ported.- from SarrebOurg to Radin,g-,' a dis~ance of- 2l mi1.\:l'S in -

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(.3) . 'This o~ganization has 2 Jeeps i ton, 2 ,weapons ea.rrier~ 3/4 tan" arid'l GMC &c6 2!ton, 'wb.ich_ are in use e.ansjtantly' .for transporting men

- to work;; " haUling rationsan.d other ·supplies_ to various pomtsaloQ,g the

:railroad.' .

b. Facilities: . .

. (1) Of ~:he -eight American .Dies-el"LoqoII.I(rti ves _ assig~ed. to this organi-za'j:.ion,. _tlrO are -1n~ervic-e at Blaiilville, ~d, one has been sent. ~o Marseille f0:r ne.avy-r~pa.irs: The .fi:ve- Diesels remaining for yard and .road. serv1.ce at Reding and Sarrebourg, rqannedby crews of this

- Grgan.1zation, including 24 hour switching service -at the :ration· and. gas dlllllPs. Tbese Piesels are serViced 'at _Reding- Roundhouse by aDstachlJieht -of 20 en.listed men and t,Ott~ on DB wi. th this uni;""

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(1) APproximately 14 inches of snoW - fell -during the latter part of the month,,_ neces~i:tated the operation of ,railway snow- plows from BJ,aiIlVille to Savarri.a;; Mols:haiIq/ to Scb1.rmac:k. , , (2) Some difficulty is still being experienced in the procuring of clething and_ equipment.

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4.. ACCmIPLISHMENTS:

a. During the month refugees were evacuated from the Haguenau and the Saverne areas as follows:

(1) 8 traina, 155 cars, consisting of 6,257 refugees

3 trains, 68 cars, conat.stdng of 2,807 undesirable civilians.

b. During the month of Januar,y 1945 a total of 38,864 rail~ man hours were worked by this organization (see EXHIBrT VIII). Thi.s does not include 16 lDen an temporary duty at Langres, and..il~Ra.sm temporary duty at Is-Sur-

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-EXHIBIT EKHIBlT

•• Special Orders-No 349, Hq P.B.S., 16 December 44

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• Specia.l Orders No. 306, Hq .1st Mil Ry Sv, 25 Dec 44

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Special Orders No ?l, Hq_21st Gen Hasp, 21 Jan 45

Special ~Orders No 12, . Hq 236th Gen Hosp, 18 Jan 46

EIEIBI'! .; EXHIBIT

EXHIBIT

IV.

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v ••••. Special Orders No 23, Hq 21st Gen Hosp, 23 Jan 45

VI.

• • General Orders No 61, Hq let Mil Ry Bv, 23 Dec 44,

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EXHIBIT VII. •••• Letter, Hq SOLOG, 20 Dec 44, Sub:wrroop Assignmetf

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EmIBIT VIII.

Report of Railway Man Hours Worked for Month of

January 1945. .

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:1.,: ~ec .5 Elmer W. Hudson, 36038356, 3855th ,Q,M Gas Supply _Co, is trfd in gr-' of Pvt to 76lst Ry TranBpGrtation Co, WP. Travel by Gavt m isatzd. TDN. (hth: A.R 615-200 dated 15 March 1943).

OFFICIAL:

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CERTIFIED TRUE COPY:

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Captain, ToOC .. 7Glst Ry Trans Co Commanding.

By order of Colonel OXX:

l:JAR.RI50N SHALER Colonel, G.S .. C .. Chief of Staff

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P 4~2-62 A' 212/5042$"..' . .

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1ST ,I:r WILLIAM F KLEIN, "01013766, TC 2NDLT WILLIAM A ROMINGER, 01691858, TC

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Hq lst MU Ry Servo 756th Ry Shop En on'OS 713th Ry "Cpn l3n:

T/3. Gordon A Sossich, 33322925

T/4 Americo (NMI) Carbone, 31038123 T/4, John ~ Stiko, 33245765

TIS. Clarence M Loftus; 37h48738 TIS Edgar H Lawrence, 39707552 TI5 John M Rase, 153159~

TiS Pet.er J Rusinek, 37285299 TI5 Richard D Holt:, 38060750

pre F~ederick F Auatin, 33147951 Pvt ~ ,J~h J Kowsti, 324~6 .

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sjSgt James (NMI) McGill, 32182492 T/Sgt Kenneth J Guthrie, 39302770 S/Sgt Cyril (NMI) Turek, 15076248 S/Sgi Paul F Kantor, 36398897 S/Sgt J ehn T McCrea.. 16066623

T/3 Dan L Kenny, 37036L36

T/4 WB:lt~ J de Turk, 35346355 TI5 Robert C .. Ecalbarger, 39202465 Pte George A Donaghue, 32741155

Pfc DaVid C Lasley, 38119435

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S. R. BIDGS Maj or, T. C • Adjutant

OFFICIAL:

,s. R. Beggs S. R. BmGS ~j?r, T.C.

AdJutant

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21 January 194,

D~ABASE SECTION

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.7.- -pAc Sec II, CU,-.69j: El'OUSA,dd13 June "" as amended, the following ',named ~ are',<reld fr asgmt t:o or-gn~ indicated and;aJ:!e a:tchd- UIlaBgd t~ Det or

,Pnts,' this hospital,' eUecti v~ tllis date/ Service records, and allied papers will be forwarded Without delay_, No .funds inv.

Carter, Jack

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W'IU,IAU J _ DANN Capta:i..n, Sn G, Adjutant

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William J. Darin WILLIAM J. DANN Captain, Sn C, Adjutant

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1:&.. PAC Sec II, Cir 9, Hq El'OUSA, c.s., as amended, the following named

Officers and EM are reId· frasgmt to orgns indica~ed and are atehd, unasgd to Det of Pats, this Hosp,i,tal, effective this date. Service records. and/or Forms 66-1 and allied pap,"s Will 'be forwarded _lout delay. No funds inv.

Jensen, Merle M

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76lst Railway Co

By order of Colonel MAYER':

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C. E. RHODES, Jr.,

CaPt., Med Adm. C.

Adjutant

OFFICIAL:

C. E~ Rhodes, Jr c. E. RHOl{BS, Jr., Capt., Med Adm. C., Adjutant

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Captain, T.C. 161st Ry Trans Co. CO!1llllanding.

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HEAD QUART ERS- 21ST GENERAL HOSPITAl.. -(US)

APO 362, U.s. ARMY . 'd\

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SPECIAL ORDERS)

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6. PAC Sec II, Cil' 69, Hq EI'OUSA, dd 13 June 411., as amended, the following named Officers, are reId fr asgmt to orgns indicated, and are atchd unasgd to Det of Pats, this hospital, effective this date. Form 66-1 and allied papers will be forwarded withou.t delay. No funds inv.

DELTA BASE SECTION

McQuinn, William J

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761st Rail Tran.s Co

37 024 416

By order of Colonel CADY:

-mLLIAM J. DAl'rn Captain, Sn C Adjutant

OFFICIAL:

William • Dann WIIJ..IA.M J .DANN, Captain, Sn C Adjutant·

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Captain, T<.C.

76lst Ry Trans. Co. APO 772, Comman~ing.

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1ST MILITARY RAIINfAY SERVICE 76lst Railway 'lransportation Company Office of Commanding Officer

APO 772

1 March 1945

HISTOP.ICAL RECffiD FOR FEffiUARY ,1945

L GEi"l'ERAL:

a. Table of organization 55-229 dated 28 October 1943 as amended by changes 1, 2, and ifar Department Circular No 201, 1944, and augmentation of mess Team Type 5 of Table of - Organiza.tion 55-500 dated 17 August 1943, as amended by changes 1, 2, and 3; authorizing 6 Officers and 299 Enlisted Men.

b. Strength of this organization: Assigned Attached
... :Dutl Rations Ratio~s On1l
Ofr WO EM Off Ji)Ji: Off : EM
as of 1 February 1945- 4 1 293 2 : 21 0 21
of 28 February 45- 4 291 . 7 27
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• £.. Captain Lloyd E. Hatley of this oz-gand aat t on made recormaissance trtips to determine the extent of damage to railway facilities 1.'1 r ecent.Iy liberat~ territory from Sarrebourg to Sarreguemines, 1lo1sheim to Colmar and JiIolshein to Selestat} and'evidence of the use of demolitions on railway equipment ru1d adjacent structures by retreating enemy forces were noted.

d. Four times during the month, men of this organization stationed at Saverne, were under enemy artillery fire, presumably from a. railway gun of 380 millimeter caliber. No damage was done to railway equipment.

e. On 23 February 1945, one enlisted man received minor leg wounds necessi tating hospitalization when unit! s ration truck was strafed near r~olsheim by plane bearing A:'TIerican maz-ki.nge , Only slight damage was done to truck.

f. Organization was shown a War Department f'i.Lm "Your Job in Germanyll.

~. Courrter-esabo tage team 1\;0 9 E'l'OUSA visited the organization, lecturing ~d demonstrating in demolition and counter-sabotage.

h. Tne prescribed venereal and dental anspect.Lons were held . me general health of the or3ac;ization remained good. Lembers of the unit wer e brought up to date wi.th typhoid inoculations. in compliance with Current Directives nine (9) enlisted mea of the organizat.ion were given physical exaDinations for reconversioG training.

1. A :Lilitary trair.ing pr-ogram and classes in ~.iilitary l1ailway Jperatirb.g Rules was carried out in arl_di t.Lon to re~ular railway duties.

j. Principal per change Ho 2 to during the month.

to caliore .45 pistols ch~~ge was accomplistled

arms changed from calibre 30 carbine

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2. H4:PROYIDl1i:N"'IS :

a. liluch work was done in and around the billets at Sarrebourg and outlying-points for the prevention of possible dysentary with coming warm weather.

3. TRAl~PORTA'l'ION:

~. The orgarri.zation has 2 jeeps t ton; two weapons carriers 3/4 ton; and _ 1 GMC ~ ton, which _are used for transporting personnel to a •• d from work, reconnaissance trips, distributing rations and bringing supplies £rom Hla i.nvi.Ll,e ,

b. Organization: During the month 1 enlisted man assigned from 7th Replacement Depot, has not yet joined. 1 enlisted man was assigned and joined from 71st Replacement Battalion and 2 enlisted men assigned aDd joined from

2nd Reinforcement Depot. 3 enlisted men were transferred to 16th Ret.nror-cemen t Depot in comp la.ance with Conversion training program. 3 enlisted men tr-ansferred to Detachment of Patients. 1 Officer and 13 enlisted men (attached) were relieved frorn attached for duty, r atd ona and quarters and 1 enl.i.s t.ed man (at.t.ached ) was transferred to Detach~eEt of Pati.ents.

c. Facilities! There are fcur (h) American Diesels engines in yard and road service in the territory covered by this organization. 4 enlisted men were sent to Sarrable, Prance , for yard and RTO work in anticipation of opening line from Sarrebourg to Sarrable i.:.1 the near fu ture.

d. Problems: Some difficulty was encountered during the early part of the month, due to melting snow and rain causing track to wash out in a tunne.L betvreen Sarrebourg and Saverne and movement of trains retarded due to switches being frozen and clogged. Damage was done to track and road bed bJr persons removing ballast from the tracks for repairing highways between Sarrebourg

and Sarrable.

4 • ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

a. During the month a total of 38, 195 Railway Man Hours (see ]XI-flBIT I) was worked by this organization.

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LST MILITARY RAILWAY SERVICE 761st Railway 'lransportation Company Office of Gommanding Of'ficer

APO 772 REPORT OF RAILWAY 'MAN HOURS FOR lJpNTH OF FEBRUARY 45

From 2400 hrs 31 J an t~5 To 2400 hrs 28 Feb 45

DUTIES

TOTAL: HOURS

HOURS WOIUillD
12, 659
2, 688
672
672
2, 688
3, 024
1, 344
11, 088
3~ 360
38, 195 ENGlNEMEN MID 1RAIN1fEN SAFL~BOURG YARD OFFICE Sya WHOOARD OPERATORS MEN STATIONED AT:

BLAINVILLE LUNEVILLE

MOLSHEIM NOUVELLE-AVRlCOURT REDDJG

SAVERNE

(The above is exclusive of 53 enlisted men on Detached service with 759th RB,ilway Operating :i3attalion at Is-Sur-Tille, France and 4 enlisted men on detached service with 70hth Railway Grand Division at Nancy.)

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IS T MILl TA,RY RAiLWAY SERVICE 761st Railway Transportatiori Company Office of Commanding Officer

APO 772

1 ~pri1 1945

HISTORICAL,RECORD FOR MARCH 1945

,1.' GEN1mlL: ,

a.- . <l.'a.ble of organi·za.tion 55-229 dated 28 Ootober 1943 as amended by 'changes i; 2,' and War Department Circular No 201, 1944, arid augmerrbat.t.on of Mess Team TYPe 5 ,of Table of Organizat~on, _55-,soq da~ed 17 ;A.ugust 1943, as, amended' by changes, 1, 2, and -3; authorizing 6' Officers and" 29!9' Enlisted Men.

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as of 31 fJ 1945 6 1 296 .. .
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c. Captain LLOYD E. HATLEY, Company Commander and First Sergea11t Samuel A.

Bower.a were both seriously injured at Haguenau Railwa.y Yard, on 17 March, wha.le making a z-econnafsaance and inspection of the yard in 'regards to future operations. Captain Hatley's legs were blown off and Sergeant Bowers received shrapnel wounds in both legs, r'ight arm and contusions of the face.

d. First Lieutenant RALPH G. ill C KEY, 04090929, aSSigned and joined and assumed command of the unit relieving Captain Hatley. Sergeant Leo C. Carstens,

39301223, was appointed Acting First Sergeant. .

e. Second Lieutenant SAMUEL H. BRH,TK, 02011812, assigned. and joined the organizati-@w-'h(l)mi,!q5't~l'RM'_lway'epertit;-f-llg ,Battalion, his du'tles' will be Road Foreman of EHgines.

f. Warrant Officer HUGH E. lNIDANJAN, W'-2115911 was promoted from grade of vroJG to C'NOeffective 17 Ma.rch 1945, per Par 23, SO 76, Hq ETOUS!.

g. Captain FRANK P~ BREif, 0-507000, 704th Railway Grand Division was attached for duty, rations and quarters.

h. Durlng the month five (.5) enlisted men assigned and joined the unit, and one (1) enlisted man was trar;sfBrred to Detachment of Patients Hospital Plant 4119.

i. One enlisted man of this organization, Pfc Willi~~ C. Mohan) 331450e9, was awarded the Purple ~;eart for won:d.ls r~ceived -when unit's rations truck

was strafed by an enemy plane 23 February 45) in the vicinity of Mo1sheim.

The award was made at the 36th General Hospital, GO 18 J 6 March 1945 ~ _

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1. Usual venereal and physical examinations were held; in addition to physical examinations for Conversion Training were given to men of outlying detachments.

k.Examination of individual gas masks were made b1 the unit's Gas NCO.

Instructions on the care and cleaning of equipment, classes were held on operation and maintenance of Diesel Locomotives and Military Railway Operating Rules; ia addition to regular railway duties.

1. Chaplain Strader of the 750th Railway Operating Battalion made weekIr Visits and conducted services for the men of the organization.

m. During the month the movie sponsored by the Special Service was discontinued. For recreation the men have turned to volley ball ffi1d ping pong.

2. TRANSPORTATION:

a. Ihe organization has two jeeps, two weapons carriers and one GMC 2t t,Ol1 truck, Which are used for hauling crews to and from work, drawing and distributing rations and supplies for the company and outlying detachments.

J. RAILRQAD OPERATION. .

:!. The railroad line from Reding to S-arrable and Sarr-eguerrfnes was opened and a large amount, of traffic was forwarded to those points. The line fro!!! Saverne to Strausbourg, via Moihmenheim, was reopened and new railheads were opened at Detwiler, Pfaffenhoffen, Schweighousen and Obermodern were established.

b. Tvl"o Officers and seventy-tV'foenliated men have been sent to Kaiserslautern to establish quarters for this unit. Ingenuity was shown by the officers and men in utilizing captured locomotives and equipment abandoned by the enemy in clearing the yards and facilitating the preparations for future operatiOns.

c. During the month of March a total of 40,226 man hours were worked by members of this unit. (See EXHIBr T A)

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REPORT OF RAILWAY ~~~ HOURs FOR MONTH OF .. MARCH 1945

From 2400 hrs l.Mar 45 To 2400 hrs 31 Ma.:q 45

DUTIES HOURS VlORKED
ENGlNEMEN AND TRAINMEN 12, 687
SARREBOURG YARD OFFICE 2, 904
REDING YARD 12, 276
sm TCHBOARD OPERA'l'OfI.S 744
MEN qTATIONED AT:
BLAINVILLE 744
LUNEVILLE 2, 608
MOI3HEIM 2, 604
NOUVELLE-AVRICO~rlT 1, 392 '.
SA.VERNE 4, 029
OBOOIl:ODERN 158
TOTALS 40, 226 (rhe above is exclusive of 50 enlisted men on Deatched Service with 759th Railway Operating Battalion at Is-Sur-Ti11e, France and 4 enlisted men on Deatched Service with 704th Railway Grand Division at Nancy, France,)

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c. Unit headquarters was; moved frori1 Sarrebourg, France to Kaiserslautetn, Ger~ on 2 April 1945. The' operation ot the Kaiserslautern yardandtlie rail-

road East t? Frankenthal was assigned to this unit. .

d. The unit was relieved. from jurisdiction. of the 7'at.h'RailwaY 9perating ~ttallon. and placed under .the j~isdict1(j)n of i:th.e 733rd Railway Operati:ng Battalion and command. channels through CO, 733rd Railway Operating. BattalionJi

.~ (See exhibit I attached). . ,

e. Captain I.LOlD E. HATLEY was released from asSigned and attached to detaohment of patients, Hospital Plant 4400, US Army, per SO 87, par 2, Hq 3~d General Hospital (See "exhibit II attached).

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f. 1st Lt. THOMAS E. FOX was' relieved from assigned and assigned to Hqa

1st Military Railway Service, per SO 112, par 13 Hq 1st Military Railway SerViice, (See exhibit III attached).

g. During the manth three enlisted men wer~ transferred to Detachment 9t Patients j six enlisted men were transferred t.e 6960th Reinforcement Depot in compliance with Conversion Training program; fQur enlisted men were assigned from 19th Reinforcement Depot.

h. First. Sergeant Samuel A. Bowers was awarded the Purple Heart- Medal per GO 22 par 1, Hq 2nd General Hospital for injuries received from an antipersonnel mine while making a reconnaisance of the Hageneau railroad. yards on 17 March 1945.

i. The morale of the men of this organization remained goad. During the month of April ·I;,here was one (1) Summary Court Martial. There were no casualties for the month in this unit.

2. IMPROVEMENTS:

a. Much work has been done in the billets repairing broken wipdows, placing the electrical system in operating and cleaning debriS from bombings.

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" "" > tables _ £07; .reading anQ. card gCWles. _ ,.,A. vo;Lley ball court bas been set up whioh

attracts a., considerable number of pa:t-ticipa.nts ,when the weather permits. -T~er.e~Yt:~~'110' mo:v-iJ;lg ',picture facili~ies ava;il~ble to the Unit £01' the month :0£

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b. 'One,Officer and, 52. enlisted men are working with the 732nd Railway Opera,yihg' Battairort, tihese man comprise a total of- twenty (ac) four men crew~.

_ - e. Dwing the, early hours of 14 and 15 April enemy planes bombed and strafed t.ne .followi~ stations: "Frankenthal" lIreinsheim, Grunstadt, Marnheith, Langmeil", Mons'heim, Langmeil and Enkenbach. Noserio\lS damage was done to railroad installations and train operations were resumed after and inspection of the rails was made ,

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