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Railway links Page 2 of3 Steel Rails To Vidor by Ron Zeil 940.541 263st Logistical Support of the Armies, Volume 1 May 1942- September 1944 and Logistical ‘Support of the Amiies, ‘Volume 2 September 1944- May 1945 by Roland G. ‘Ruppenthal United States Bibliography by James T. Controvich 355,31097 ‘leon Alli ‘Locomotives of the Second World War byR. Tourret Railway Wartime by EF Carter, Fred Mueller e ‘mo 72ONGwordetatnet DAD'S BULLETIN HOMELOGISTICS HISTORY PHOTOS FACE "RGarD MAPS LINKS http://home.att.net/~rwy720th/links.htm_ 6/12/01 Maps of the European Theater of Operations 2 ‘neyTZ0chQworldnetattnet HOMELOGISTICS HISTORY PHOTOS { Page 8 of 9 Cd PRP AE poe Prvirsenvans & ALLWAYS IN USE BY Us. ronces EAST OF PARIS. ro | Seep Railways in Use by U.S. Forces East of Paris*** * Steel Rails To Victory, A Photographic History pfallvay ‘Operations During World War Il, Ron Ziel ** United States Army In World War II, The European Theater of Operations, Logistical Support of the Armies Vol I, “Roland G, Ruppenthal, Center of Military History, United States Army *** United States Army in World War II, The European Theater of Operations, Logistical Support of the Armies Vol If, Roland G. Ruppenthal, Center of Military History, United States Army DAD‘ AD'S BULLETIN PAGE BOARD MAPS LINKS hitp:/Mnome.att.net/—rwy720th/maps.htm 6/12/01 See Dad's 720th Rwy Opn Bin Page 2 of 3 The following was obtained from government documents. Name: Glenn Gebbink Title -Description: CONDUCTOR, RAILWAY: In charge of train crew of 5 men. Supervised them in their duties of operating train. Handled way bills. Checked all cars for destination and routed them. correctly. Supervised make-up and removal of freight at way stations. Familiar with railroad signals and with mechanics of freight cars. Date of Entry into Active Service: 9 Aug 43 Date of Departure U.S. : 19 Jan 44 Date of Arrival ETO: 29 Jan 44 Date of Departure ETO: 28 Nov 45 Date of Arrival U.S.: SDec 45 Grade: 3 months Pvt, 24 months Pfe. Battles and Campaigns: Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe. Decorations and Citations: European- African Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, 3 Overseas Service Bars, Honorable Service Lapel Button, Army of Occupation Medal, Marksman Rifle. hitp://home.att.net/~rwy720th/dadspage.him 6/201 Dad's 720th Rwy Opn Btn Page | of 3 720th Railway Operating Battalion DAD'S PAGE http://home.att net/~rwy720th/dadspage.htm 6/12/01 The folks back home Page 2 of 2 Ferrell and Harold Uncle Ray, Harold, Jack i and two fellows from Lonnie Bogan Chicago down to hunt Harold, Ferrell and Pg miTOh@vordnetatnet >. AD'S BULLETIN HOME HISTORY PHOTOS pace poarp MAPS LINKS hitp:/home.attnet/~rwy720th/snaps4.htm 6/12/01 ‘The folks back home Page I of 2 720th Railway Operating Battalion SNAPSHOTS ‘There were three brothers; Glenn in Europe, Francis in the Pacific, and Harold at home on the farm in Central Illinois. Brother Harold, mother Icl, father Ferrell, daughter Karla See Harold http:/home.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps4.htm 6/201 Paris scenes in WWII Page 2 of 2 Return to Photos Menu ‘Forward to more thumbs e re 20Avorleetatenet D, BULLETIN HOME HISTORY PHOTOS paGe BOARD MAPS LINKS http://home.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps3.htm 6/12/01 Paris scenes in WWII Page 1 of 2 720th Railway Operating Battalion SNAPSHOTS 3 Paris scenes http:/home.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps3.htm 6/12/01 ———<—— 2083 Photos of WWII France Derailed train Bombed French passenger train Derailed train Mezidon Station Mezidon Station Relum to Photos Menu Forward to more thumbs http:/Mhome.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps2,htm 6/2101 ec nee a ane eee a ee ee ee ee eee Photos of WWII France Page 1 of 3 720th Railway Operating Battalion SNAPSHOTS 2 Some of the destruction of war Bombed town Bombed town form the als hitp://home.att.nev~rwy720th/snaps2.htm 6/12/01 Mezidon Page 1 of 1 Retum to home paze http:/Mnome.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps30_mezidon.htm 6/12/01 Page 1 of 1 Mezidon_station Relum to home page http://home.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps29_mezidon_station.htm 6/12/01 Maps of the European Theater of Operations Page 7 of 9 Tactical Progress 12 September 1944-9 February 1945*** Tactical Developements 8 February-8 May 1945*** http://home.att.net/~rwy720th/maps.htm 6/12/01 Derailed_train Page 1 of 1 Retum to home pae http://home.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps28_derailed_train.htm_ 6/12/01 German_bunker Page 1 of 1 Retum to home page http:/home.attnet/~rwy720th/snaps26_.htm 6/12/01 Switch Page 1 of 1 Retum to home pae hitp:/fhome.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps25_htm 6/12/01 Derailed_railcars Page | of 1 Retum to home page http://home.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps23_derailed_railcars.htm 6/12/01 Bombed_railear Page 1 of 1 Return to home pave htp:/home.attnet/~rwy720th/snaps24_bombed_railearchtm 6/12/01 Derailed_railears Page 1 of 1 Retum to home page http://home.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps23_derailed_railcars.htm 6/12/01 ‘Upset_train Page 1 of 1 Return to home page hittp:/fhome.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps20_upset_train.htm 6/12/01 Destroyed_town Page 1 of 1 Retum to home page bitp://home.attneU~rwy720th/snaps19_destroyed_town.htm 6/12/01 Derailed_train Page 1 of 1 Relum to home page http://home.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps18_derailed_train.htm 6/2/01 Untitled Page 1 of 1 Retum to home page http://home.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps16_bombed_town.htm 6/2/01 a i Maps of the European Theater of Operations Page 6 of 9 http://home.att.net/~rwy720th/maps.htm 6/12/01 Soldier-railroader with local French woman, Page 1 of 1 Retum to home page hitp://home.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps15_soldier_with_local_woman.htm 6/12/01 Passing trains with head of steam Page 1 of 1 Retum to home pave http:/home.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps14_passing_trains.htm 6/12/01 Three amigos Page 1 of 1 Retum to home page hitp:/home.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps13_3_amigos.htm 6n201 ‘Watertank Page 1 of 1 Retum to home page hittp://home.att.neU~rwy720th/snaps] 1_watertank.htm 62101 Switchyard Page 1 of 1 Return to home page http:/home.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps10_switchyard.htm 6/12/01 Supply_depot Page 1 of 1 Retum to home page httpu/nome.att.net/~rwy720th/snapsl2,_supply_depot.htm, 6/12/01 Train Page 1 of 1 Retum to home hitp:/fnome.att.net/~rwy720th/snapsO9train.htm 6/12/01 Soldier-railroader and bombed locomotive Page 1 of 1 Retum to home paze hitp://home.att net/~rwy720th/snaps08_man_by_bombed_locomotive.htm 6/12/01 Dad_by_bombed_locomotive Retum to home Page http://home.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps07_dad_by_bombed_locomotive.htm Page 1 of 1 6/12/01 Dad_by_locomative Page 1 of 1 Retum to home page http://home.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps06_dad_by_locomotive.htm 6/12/01 Maps of the European Theater of Operations Page 5 of 9 TACTICAL PROGRESS 125 ay aan 1044 Tactical Progress 25 July-12 September 1944** http://home.att.net/~rwy720th/maps.htm 6/12/01 Page 1 of 1 Retum to home page hitp://home.attznet/~rwy7201h/snaps0S_dad_by rail_caxhtm 6/12/01 se ‘Men_by_locomotive Page 1 of 1 ‘The standard American switching locomotive 0-6-0. ‘No. 6016 pictured here with unidentified members of the 720th ROB Return to home paze hitp://home.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps04_men_by_locomotive.htm 6/12/01 Locomotive Page | of 1 Retum to home pave http://nome.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps03_men_on_locomotive.htm 6/12/01 Page 1 of 1 Locomotive @[e[a] Return to home page 6/12/01 http://home.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps02_locomotive.htm Landing beach Page 1 of 1 Rea ce Sas iy ee is S i a ata f Beachhead with ships on the horizon, Retum to home page http://home.att.net/~rwy720th/snapshot_beach.htm 6/12/01 Snapshots in WWII France Page 2 of 3 hitp:/home.attnet/~rwy720th/snapst htm 6/12/01 Snapshots in WWII France Page 1 of 3 720th Railway Operating Battalion SNAPSHOTS 1 ‘These images are snapshots taken in WWII France during the European Theater of Operations. These are photographs of my father's. They depict railway operations by American soldiers . and the destruction they encountered in, Any insight into specific locations shown and the identity of per- sons pictured would be greatly appreciated, Please post a mess- age on our bulletin board to share with all who visit ore-mail me. Click on thumbs to see larger image. Please be patient while the images load, http://home.att.net/~rwy720th/snaps1.htm 6/12/01 photo links Page 1 of 2 720th Railway Operating Battlion PHOTOS