USAMHI Railroads RefBranch dv Feb 90; May 91 RAILWAYS, WWII ERA A Working Bibliography Gen/Misc...................................p.

1 Overseas Operations General.................................p.3 Mediterrannean Theater..................p.3 European Theater........................p.4 Asia/Pacific............................p.4 US Unit Histories..........................p.5 Foreign Railroads..........................p.6

GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS Assn of Amer Railroads. Bureau of Railway Eco Library. Railroads and National Defense in the United States. Wash, DC, 1941. 62 p. UC313B9. A bibliography. _________. Railroads and National Defense - Some Current Materials. Wash, DC, 1940. 9 p. UC313B9. Cuff, Robert D. "United States Mobilization and Railroad Transportation: Lessons in Coordination and Control, 19171945." Jrnl of Mil Hist 53 (Jan 1989): Per(MilAff). Farrington, Selwyn K., Jr. 1944. 320 p. Railroads at War. pp. 33-50. NY: Coward &



Geesey, Edwin P. Papers. 1 bx. Arch. Covers his 1941-46 service, which incls transp & civil affairs (1945-46). activities, notably at Newfoundland (1941) and Japan Was mil gov of Hokkaido.

Gray, Carl R., Jr. "The Military Railway Service." Army Transport Jrnl 4 (May - Jun 1948): pp. 18-19, 38 & 40-42, and (Jul-Aug 1948: pp. 16-19 & 44-45. Per(DefTrans).

_________. "The Military Railway Service Up to the Italian Campaign." Mil Rev XXVII (May 1948): pp. 3-11. Per. _________. Railroading, cited below.

Railways, WWII Hershey, Lewis. Papers. Arch. Director, Selective Service, 1940-73.


"Labor and

See File #831.1

Supply," #780 "Railroad Employees in Military Service," related neighboring files. Lasher, Edmund C. Oral hist transcript. Arch. Senior transport officer with special responsibilities

for rail

traffic management in US. Lourie, George E. "Development of Military Railway Service." pp. 26-33. Per. Mil Engr XXXIV


Rev XXVI (Sep 1946):

Ross, Lewis T. "The Military Railway Service." (Feb 1942): pp. 71-75. Per.

U.S. Army Transportation School. Transportation Handbooks for Organized Reserve Corps. Vol 1. Ft Eustis, VA, 1949. U4225H3T72. See lesson plans Vol 1, pp. 65-89. U.S. War Dept. Service. Military Railroads and the Military Railway FM. FM 55-55, Feb 1944.

Field Manual 55-50, Mar 1944. _________.

Railway Operating Battalion.

FM. _________. Transportation Corps: Railroad Equipment. Army Reg 55-675, Oct 1944. AR. See Sec III, Circ 39, 1942 and AR 55-255. Concern identifying & marking equip. _________. Transportation Corps: Railway Operating Battalions. Table of Org & Equip 55-225, Oct 1943. 6 p. TOE. And earlier, later eds. _________. Transportation Corps: Railway Shop Battalion. TO&E 55-235, Oct 1943. 3 p. TOE. And earlier, later eds.

Training 564 p.

Wardlow, Chester. and Supply.

The Transportation Corps: In USAWWII series.

Movements, OCMH, 1951.

Wash, DC:

D769A533v6pt1v2. See index. _________. The Transportation Corps: Responsibilities, Organization and Operations. In USAWWII series. Wash, DC: OCMH, 1951. 454 p. D769A533v6pt1v1. See esp Chap X.

Railways, WWII


See also: - Frank McSherry Papers, Arch (member of War Manpower Comm) - Somervell, Brehon B. (CB, ASF, 37 bxs) - Military Service - Conscription - Photographs, PhotoArch incl: - WWII Signal Corps Coll (7 folders of ca 70 photos) - H.U. Milne Coll (Box 11 & 48, ca 20 photos)

See also: - Photos of train interiors, PhotoArch: - Troop train (Milne Coll, Bx 23, #6960) - Defense Special, 1941 (Milne Coll, Bx 8, #2489-91) - Cab window of locomotive (G.V. Henry Coll #370) - Nurses relaxing (Milne Coll, #729) - Various (Milne Coll, Bx 19, #5895-936) - Photos of trains in Canada, Milne Coll, Box 11 (#3086-88 & #3108) & Box 15 (#4664) and G.V. Henry Coll #369

OVERSEAS OPERATIONS - GENERAL Bykofsky, Joseph, and Larson, Harold. The Transportation Corps:

OCMH, 1957.

Overseas Operations.

In USAWWII series.

Wash, DC:

671 p. D769A533v6pt1v3. See index. Gray, Carl R., Jr. Story of Service Railroading in Eighteen Countries: The

American Railroad Men Serving in the Military Railway 1862 to 1953. NY: Scribner's, 1955. 351 p. Chaps 5-12 each cover a different country. UG523G7.

- MEDITERANNEAN THEATER Gray, Carl R., Jr. "The Miltiary Railway Service in Italy and Northwest Europe." Mil Review XXVIII (Jun 1948): pp. 20-26. Per. _________. Railroading in Eighteen..., cited above. Chaps 5-6.

Railways, WWII U.S. Army. #85, 719th Rwy Opn Bn. Photo, ca 1944.

p.4 RG100S-Rolled


See also: - PhotoArch incls pertinent images in Italy: HU Milne Coll, Box 28 (.8154-55 & .8234-35) & Box 56 (.17406 & 17317-18)

- EUROPEAN THEATER Gray, Carl R., Jr. "The Miltiary Railway Service in Italy and Northwest Europe." Mil Rev XXVIII (Jun 1948): pp. 20Per. _________. Railroading in Eighteen..., cited above. Chaps 7-9.



Olson, Betty M. Papers. 1 bx., Arch. Memoir of WAC in 29th Traffic Regulating Group and secretary to MG Frank Ross, Chief of Transport, ETO.

Osmanski, Frank A. Papers. 7 bxs. Arch. G-4 officer, SHAEF, and student, Armed Forces Staff Coll. SHAEF staff studies and AFSC student analyses on ETO logistics, to incl railways. Schoepf, Roland. Papers. 1 bx. Arch. Memoirs of QM officer incl chap (pp. 173ff) "Rations, Railroads, and Raisins," concerning transport bottlenecks in ETO. Zone 1943 -25 U.S. Army European Theater of Opns. ComZ. Communications -

Activities in Support of the European Campaign, 30 July February 1945. Paris, 1945. ca 200 p. D76975U54.

U.S. Forces, European Theater. General Board. Military Railway Service. Study No 123, Bad Nauheim, Ger, 1945-46. 35 p. D769A5no123.

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See also: - Lee, John C.H. (Chief, ComZ, ETO, memoir, 1 bx) - Littlejohn, Robert (Chief QM, ETO, official papers, 12 bxs) - Moses, Raymond (G-4, First Army & 12th Army Gp, diary, 1 bx) - Photos of trains operating in France (Milne Coll, Bx 30, #8356-61 & Bx 52 #14948, #14956-57, & #15173) and Blanton Coll (RG615#26) -- in Belgium (Milne Coll, Bx 11, #3080-82 & Box 30, #8470-71) -- in Europe, various (Milne Coll, Bx 26, #7807-14.) -- In Germany (Milne, Bx 53, #15247) - Unit hist sec below

- ASIA/PACIFIC Gray, Carl R., Jr. Chaps 11-12. Railroading in Eighteen..., cited above.

Small, Charles S. Rails to Doomsday: The U.S. Army's Corregidor and Manila Railroads. Greenwich, CT: Railroad Monographs, 1980. 76 p. TF113P6S63.

See also: - Photo of Jap train & railyard on Saipan destroyed by US #16335 air raids. (#10503, Box 40, Milne Coll, PhotoArch) - Photos of trains in CBI, Milne Coll, Box 55, - Unit hists, incl George Almes Papers.

US UNIT HISTORIES & MATERIALS Almes, George A., Sr. Papers. 1 box. Arch. Primarily official correspondence re 765th Rwy Shop Bn, CBI, particularly hospitalizations. Gregory, A.G. The Saga of the 708th Railway Grand Division. Baltimore: B&O Railroad, 1947. 73 p. 1307-708-1947,


Hastings, David C., ed. History of the 706th Railway Grand Division, 25 Oct 1943 - 9 May 1945. Wiesbaden: Kurfer, 1945. p. 1307-706-1945, UHRm.


Railways, WWII Helmich, Allen M., and Peters, Clarence H., eds.

p.6 History of the


756th Railway Shop Battalion. 1302-756-1945, UHRm.

Marseille, Fr, 1945.


Kendall, Ralph A. Papers. 1 box. Arch. Personal correspondence and other material re his enlisted ERO, esp service in 719th, 755th & 758th Rwy Shop Bns US & Belguim. Livingstone, John. Carlton, 740th Railway Operating Battalion. NY:

1981. 271 p. 1302-740-1981, UHRm. Also 1302-740-1945 (21 p.) McInnis, Alfred E. Never to Forget: An Informal History of


D, 746th Railway Operating Battalion. Nuremberg: Zimmermannsche, 1945. 89 p. 1302-746-1945, UHRm. And 1302-746-1946, 53 p. Nutter, Wm. P., ed. The Soldier-Railroaders' Story of the 716th Railway Operating Battalion. Stuttgart, Ger: Belser, 1946. 120 p. 1302-716-1946, UHRm.

Parks, Maynard E. Extra 704 West: The Story of a Railway Grand Division. Stuttgart, Ger: Vereinbuch, 1945. 168 p. 1307-7041945, UHRm. Russell, Louis L., ed. The Santa Fe Battalion in World War II. Chicago: Neely, 1946. 159 p. 1302-713-1946, UHRm. The 713th Railway Opn Bn. Also History of Co A (Austin, TX, 1946), 43 p. (1302-713-1946/2). U.S. Army. 1st Mil Railway Service. American "Rails" in Eight Countries. Dijon, Fr: Bertheir, 1945. 32 p. 1307-11945, UHRm. _________. Coll 728th Rwy Op Bn. Photos, ETO. James E. Wadsworth

(RG4615), PhotoArch. _________. 745th Rwy Opn Bn. Photos, India, n.d. Robert


Coll, PhotoArch. Weiler, Henry W., and Ferrick, John W., eds. World War II,

756th Mulligan, 1951.

Railway Operating Battalion.... 20 p. 1302-759-1951, UHRm.

St Louis, MO:

Railways, WWII See also these unit histories:

p.7 - 714th Rwy Op Bn (1302-714- 718th Rwy Op Bn (1302-718- 726th Rwy Op Bn (1302-726- 727th Rwy Op Bn (1302-727- 745th Rwy Op Bn (1302-745-

1946) 1945) 1943) 1948) 1945)

FOREIGN RAILWAYS German. RR. Joachimsthaler, Anton. "Hitler's Super Railway." pp. 38-51. Trans from

Trains (Aug 1984):

Photocopy in MiscFile:

A planned gigantic broad-guage system. Mierzejewski, Alfred C. The Collapse of the German War Economy, 1944-1945: Allied Air Power and the German National Railway. Chapel Hill: Nock, O.S. Allan, 1971. UP of NC, 1988. 285 p. HC2864M53. London:

Britain's Railways at War, 1939-1945. 224 p. HE3017N6.

Robbins, Michael. Railway

190 in Persia:

Some Notes on a War-Time 40 p. D75955R62.

Operation. London: British. U.S. Army.

Author, 1951.


Military Railway Service.

Railways of Australia: 58 p.

UG345U52no1. the 1947.

No 1 on Foreign Railways.

Wash, DC, 1942.

U.S. Stragic Bombing Survey. War. 2d ed.

German Locomotive Industry During

European Branch Report No 203, London, Jan

32 p. D785no203. Incls production data and plant damage info.

See also: - "Iran, WWII" (Iran) re Persian Corridor opns - Logistics - Mobilization, Economic - US Home Front (WWII)

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