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DAMB-HSO Mr. Thomas G. Paynter This office does not identify a World War II division nicknamed the "Electric Division," and we do not know the meaning of the letter “D," which you used in the unit's designation. The 746th Railway Operating Battalion, TC, was not attached to a tactical division. It was assigned to the 2d Military Railway Service. Sincerely yours, 5 Inclosures GEORGIA D. HILL 1, Bib, 746th Railway con. WAC Operating Battalion, TC Chief, Historical 2. Extract of GO 53, DA, Services Division 29 May 72 3. OCMH Brochure 4, Mail Order Form, "The American Soldier" 5. Mail Order Form, "14 Full-Color Reproductions" Mr. Thompson/wg1/30293/28 Mar 72 Mae DAMU-HHSO Mr. Thomas G. Paynter 179 Ludlow Street Stamford, Connecticut 06904 Dear Mr. Paynter: This is in reply to your recent request for historical information about the 746th Railway Operating Battalion of World War II, and for information about Army priate. ‘The Department of the Army does not write, publish, or distribute histories of individual units. Such histories are prepared by the unit personnel or by private organizations. If unit histories have been written, they may be available through bookstores, libraries, the publishers, the units, or veterans' associations. Inclosed 1s a list containing the title of a history of your unit, along with some other historical materials which may be of interest to you. The 746th Railway Operating Battalion was activated in April 9944 at the Transportation Corps Unit Training Center, Cawp (tauches Louisiana, and trained there for several months. It went to England in December 1944, but moved to France soon aftervard and supported Arerican operations there for about three months. In April 1945, the battalion went to Germany, where it was inactivated in February 1946. It earned credit for participation in the Central Europe campaign, and it wa awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation (Incl 2). Com Joy Day. HISTORICAL DATA Company C, 746th Retlway Operating Battalion, TC will nove fron Harrisburg Academy, Harrisburg, Pa. to Philadelphia, Pa. for temporary change of station, on or about 5 Auguet 19lk, upon arrival at destination, unit 1s attached to the Third Service Coumand for temporary duty, Upon completion of temporary duty, CO, Third Service Command will teeue necessary orders to return this unit to permanent station, Harrisburg Acadony, Harrisburg, Pa., won arrival at permanent station, mit 1s relieved of attachsent and vill continue aestgned to the Harrtsburg Acajeny, Harrisburg, Pa. for preparation for extended field service - per Bq ASF SPX 370.5 (7 Aug bi) UB=S-SPMOT-M, 2 Anzast Ig (BR). Company 0, Tu6th Rvy Oper Ba, TC departed Philadelphia, Pa. 16 Aug 194", arrived Harrisburg, Pa. 16 Aug 194i ~ per Troop Movement Table, 23 August 1944 (5) Company C, 746th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion Company 0, (Trensportation) 746th Ratlway Opernt Comveny 0, 76th Ingineer Battalion Reilwey Opera Conbeny, Gy:606th. tng ineer Battelion. Railway. Operating Prmli)- Sevanth Service Conmand ANZED RESERVE Mee /atlh Weyl TOUTO, Cp Pleuche, La. Belen TRO Harrisburg Acadeny, Pa. (p) 7-22-44 Philadelphia, Pa. () 8-16-U Harrisburg Academy, Pa. (P) g-16-Ms 10-16-! Op Kitmer, NJ. Ship WME qrag uh 12-26-u4 a 12-26-hiy 19-26-41 England 17-05 3-23-45, France 125-5 s-U5 Germany 45 2-10-M6 Parsons, Kencas Te Joke T-1-50 Pittsburg, Kansas 7-150 1-22-51 g Bettalion,”! ing (rely) Inrctivated ACTIVATED TRACTIVATED' Ha a Aray Cone Company B, 746th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion Company B, (Maint of Zeutp) 7hoth Railway Operating Bettelion 20) | Comoany B, 76th Engineer Battalion Railwey Overating(Fraly) J | Corbany 3) 506th. Bngineer Rat-tolion Railuay..Qversting(Fraly).... PEaniows a oRG e2yauk e27=ih TOUTC, Cp Plauche, La. Siew 7-10 itburg Acadewy, Pa. (P) Jer2eWi 1p-2308 Op Ktiner, Ship WpsMZ 12-18-04 12-26-44, NPE 12-26-W4)12=6—U England Le7-5 1-25-45 France L255 Ws Germany Parsons, Kans, Inactivated DY acrivaren Company A, 746th Transvortation Railway Operating Battalion Compeny A, (Maint of ‘Mqr) 7h6th Ratlway Operating Bettalion, TO Compeny A, 7M6th Bngineer Battalion Rattway Opereting (Formerly) Con A, 606th Sngineer Battalion Ri erating rly a ORGANIZED RESREVE Seventh Service Com-nnt TCUIC, Cp Pievene, Harrisburg Acedeny Cp Kitner NPE Englend Franed mse RRA Germany Parsons, Kenens @ (wD ) Ship Use Inactivated LIN ACTIVATED Trice ee re ee Bq Co., 746th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion Company, 76th Reilwoy Cverating Fatt 10 So 7h6th Enel: ion Railvey Operating (For 6 Reigvay Operating (For Seventh Service Conran TOURC, Cp Plauche, Ha Harrisburg Acadeny, Pa. Cp Etiner Sup ure England France DomeRON wae Germany UAI-W5 2-10-46 Innetiveted Parsons, Kens T= 1-48 7-19-49 AcTIVATED Pittsburg, Kans Jo19-lg 741-50 A Taree) /Xaneae 51 TMACTIVATED JaGth Buy Operating Battalion, TC will de inactivated at the earliest practicable date by the C0, USFET at a station le clemand yer radio MC-GNP-UOSEL (Jan M6) to CO, USFET, Main, Frankfurt, Germany ata 24 Jan 46, eotien. wi thie: TWoth Rvy Operating Battalion, TC 1s awarded battle participation credit for the CENTRAL EUROPE CAMPAIGN - per GO #116, W, epartnent, Washington, D.C., dated 11 December 1945. i poe Ya. 76th Ruy Operating Battalion, 70 is avarged battle participation credit for the OFRANY CAMPAIGN: sig, egtabutshed byyparae raph 3, Section IV, GO #60, WD, dated 5 October 19!!! ~ per AG 200.6 OpGA from Eqs ‘ETO, USA, APO 887, dated. 11 May 1985, peers ‘Tuéth Buy Operating Ba. ,20 inactivated effective 10 Fab M6 -per radio CM-IN-31 (1 Mar M6) from 0G, USPER, Le 4a 28 Fed 46, 7 i ‘Tl6th Ruy Operating Bn., 10 departed England 23 January 195; arrived France 25 January 1945, departed Frante # Avril 19h5; rrived Germany 11 April 1905. Unit at no time uoved from France to Luxexbourg or Luxembourg to France - ver let Ind. fron Ege eth Bwy Opn Ba., APO 206, dated 10 February 19%6. Records of the 746th Bvy Operating Ba, 70 have been shipp ge USFET, AG Inactive Recorde Depot até & Apr 46 Tkéth Transportation Railway @porating Fn (i to the Ore, Records Br., Records Adm. Ctr., St. Louls, Me -per ere. located at 7 tener feosteras itsaos MTT COPY FURNES a ThGth Zatlway Operating Battalion, Transportation Corps ts redestgnated 746th Transportation Ratlway Operatt snigall si tecnatue Acer ons aint Meleesizutel aa a GautWol tina: teres opie ab farstae; Recs, eftiivarea eign ioe hirer a Heane RaLlrond, orgunleed in accordance with 8/04 3 55-205(10" Sept 5) wien’an auth ‘etn. Of 26 6f8, 1140 (inet atyschap 1. Activated effective 7 July 1948 in Class "C" status at Parsons Kane? f of Transportation tho ite per AGAQ-I 322 Org Res (3 June 48)CSGOT-M dtd 21 June jer GO #121, Hqe Fiten Aray, 2h July 1948. Eefective 19 July 1949 tho location of Hq & Hq Co, 746th Trans. Bvy Oper. Ba is changed from Parsons, Kan Kansas per GO #170, Kas. Fifth Army, 19 July 1949, Hq & Hq Co, 746th frangortation Ratlvay Operating Battalion changed location from Pittsburg, Kan Go 0, TH6th frens, Railway Operating Battalion changed location from Parsons, Kansas to Pittsburg, Haneasy effects” peso per 00 #35, BAI, OR, State of Kansas, 27 June 1950. ve 1 July 1960 76th Transportation Rallvay Operating Battalion will be inactivated ~ per AGAO-I 322 Org Res (13 Dec 50) G5-H, 28 Decen- ber 1950. Effective 22 January 1951 ~ per GO #11, Hq Fifth Army, 22 Jamary 195ly as anended by GO 26, Hane Hq, Z7 February 1951. to Pittebure, Go6th Bner Reilway Battolion, GQ troops was constituted as an Organized Reserve Unit and allotted to the Beht Corne “ren by Table "A", Tables of Troovs Pertaining to Appendix G-3, WDOMP, published in July, 1923; oreantred September, 1973; Ener By Bn redesignated Enor Zn (By Operating)by AG 320.2 Fners (6-20-33) Pub Address: Ent Office, Ho Sth Cors aren, Ft Sam Houston, Texa 322 (3-31-40) Allocation: Missouri, Kansas, Texes Rwy, Dalls, Texas - ver 322 Or Res (11-7-23) 606th Bn r Bn is redesienoted 7hSth Puer'Bu and withdraw fron 4th Cornea Area and alloted to 7th Sorns Area - per AG 3°0,2 (2-B-41)M (Ret) Mec dated Fedrurry 21, 1944. 76th Enginner Reilvay One~ ting Battalion 1s redeeginated 7hGth Railway Operating Battelion, 10 and 4s affliated with Kissou Kanses-Texes Railroad, Has of unit Eanses City, Mo - per AG 320.2 (11-?5-li2) OB-I-SP-M deted December 1, 1912 (R_ Tu6th Reilway Oversting Battalion ds/erdered into active milit, y service of the United States on 27 Avril 19bh, by the CG Seventh Service Commend, and concurrently transferred without personnel end equipment to TOUTC, Cp Plauche, Le, and will be orgenized on 4 May 19ll in accordance with 1/0 55-225 28 Uct U3 (Incloeare > to ltr). Assigned to New Orleans Fort of Brberket1o for preperation for extended field service, Ordre furnished by 7i34 Peilway Operating Bn. TC - per AG 322°(20 Apr 44) OB-I-SPMOU 2k April 19 (F) (Letter authorizes CoD.) (¥oth Railway Operating Bn, TC is ordered into activo military service effective 27 April 1944, and 1s concurrently transfer: without personnel and equipment’ to !ransportation Corps Unit Training Center, Camp Plauche, Le, on 4 May 1944 ~ per ASP, Hq /th Service Command Omaha, Nebraska GO #35, 29 April 1944 (KR), Fraining Conte, Caup Piauche, Hew Orioan: , upon arrival at deetination, fe = por Eq AS, SPX 370.5 (26 Jun '!)03-S-SFH THEtE Bir Oper Ba, TC will move frac Aray Sorvice Fores Harrisburg, Pas, for versenent change of station, on 5 July 19) risburg Acadeny, Herrisburc, Pa., for preparation for ¢-tonded field sérvi Jane 1gul (Rs . 7 al : Tibth Rwy Oper Bn, TC departed Camp Plauche, Le. 10 July 19/4, arrived Harrisburg, Pa. 12 July 1941 - per Troop Mov Table, 12 July 1944 (s). Tioth Rwy Oper Bn, TC will prepare for foreign service and move toe Port of Bub. to be destenaved, for further movement by water transportation, in accordance with 7/0 55-225 (28 Oct 43) with changes 1 and 2 55-227 (26 Uct 43) with changes 1 and 2 (Goi 6 & 9) &-500 (23 Apr ") (Co IA) (Cir 201, WD lis) Shipment # USslAE, readinese date 15 Dec. 194, Shipment f for Adv. Det. WSGl-EK,, rendinees date 1 December 134} — per VD 370.5 (25 Sep W)WE-SE-SMOTH, dated 26 Senta 19" (0). th Rwy Oper Bn, 1 departed Herrinbure, Pa. 3.dctover Jalh 7 pox Padiogran, .J Yctgber 19H he rou hoy MiyoBese et D wove OM [HeLa akadied: 35 ASeehace’ tie wePE ac the Fort the vnton MPR IZ Hae ABEL ERTUACITE toh ate Be a ae SOs Nov MOSS -STHOT-K, dated 5 Hor 19l Cc), Ltr. further adwended to change readiness date to 10 January 19M5 ~ per WD 370.5 ( Nov 4) B-S-E-SPMOT-M, dated 40 Nov bh (C), Aav'Det, 76th Ry Orer Ba, TC (2 Orr, 1 3M) departed HYPE ahoars the "Queen Mery" 10 Decender 19)!! and arrived England 16 Decenber 1944 - per Yater Transportation Renort date’ 21 December 19blt ($) Tsbth Buy Opn Bn departed Herrishurg, Fe. 18 December 19lili and arrived Op Kilmer, H.J. 18 December 19tl = rer Troop Movemen Table deted 19 December Yai 46th Byy Opn Bn departed NIFE 26 December gus aboard the George Washington" and arrived Bngland 7 January 1945 ~ per - Water Transportation Report dated 10 January 195 (8) mee Rwy Opn Bn is reported in France -per Mail Distribution Scheme No.16 from Hqs ETO dated 16 Feb 45 (S) th Rwy Opn 0,2 nm 4 =pel on Li 5 2 1945.5) ‘hite iy Si ieee GTN UG. reporeed Toscan Cove BEC. France tor Dall Disenibaeien Seen HD, Hos BT dated 13th April 1945 (S) Med Det, 746th Rwy Opn Bn TC, is reorganized effective 21 May 1945, in accordance with T/0 & E 8-500(16 Jan 45)(Col IA)(str. 2 Off, 8 HM), pursuant to authority in AG 320,2(31 Jul 43)P-E-AWAC dated 20 Aug 43-per Radio CU-IN-25583(27 May 45) from Hos. Comm. Zone E70, US Army Paris, France dated 25 Way 1945(5) Aleo ner Orean. Order #345, Hos Com Zone, BTO ata Pl Nay b5 (R) ‘746th Rwy Opn Bn reported in France-per Mail Distribution Seneme#21, Yqs ETO dated 27 April 1945(S) ‘Tkgth Rwy Opn Bn is reported in Germany-per Mail Distribution Scheme#22,Hqs ETO dated 16 May 45(S) ‘74th Rwy Opn Bn is entitled to battle credits for participation in the CENTRAL EUROPE CAMPAIGN-per ltr from USFET AG 200.6 BGA 23 July 45. i 2 Hgs., 746th Treagportetion Railva: Hesidudreeres Tusee Rativey Op Headquarters, 746th Engineer Battalion Reilve: ing Battaf? on, Operating Battgijon ting Frmy) Oth Engineer Battalion Rellvay Onerating(Fraly). bits *i(rvid)| ). Ir ma = aft fserv.crely)) — | tll Service Conmend wep Weyeuy 0, Op Flouche Sew pe0 Harricburg Acadecy, Fa. (P) Joi2eWh 1>~ C ) Ship W5geR | 12-28-LE 12-26-h4, BYPE 12-26-44 12-26-44 England 1-745 1-25-45 France 1-25-45 gHli5 OT aa Germany wus 2-10-K6 Parsons, Kans; T- 1-48 Pittsburg, Kansas 7-19-49 7-1-50 Persons, Kansas 1-1-50 Inadtiveted 7-19-49 agrivarED INACTIVATED Hendouarts gtr Eng i. tay oa ae STATIONS AND NOWROCENTS " | Rt RESE a a aT UNE OF QRGAYTZFD BI Advancod Detachment: Harrisburg Academy, Pa. Ship WSglLex 12-10-44, 12-10-44412=1 9h 12-161 yée, , ATR MATE ' DEPARTIGNT OF THE AR | Office of The Adjutant General } Wasuington 25, D. 0. i t (040-T 320 Org Res (15 Dec 60)G3- (28 Decenbor 1 " x re Res ( dost a SUBJECT: tion of Un 10 01 a TO: Commanding General E Fifth aray : Chief of Transportation j q : 1, ‘Tho affiliation agreenent between the Department of the Army and the i MiesourlZansasZosas Ratlroad Company, Railway Zxchange: q for the sponsorship of t wdetiver SM@iMbing satiation wos tominated effective 8 Decenbor 1960. f Due to termination of the affiliation agrecnent, the Commanding f General, Fifth Army, will take tho necessary action to inactivate the above f unit t the earliest practicable dato, 3. Concurrently with inactivation, tho unit is transferred to the con- trol of the Dopartnont of the Jray, 4, Records of the inactivated unit will be disposed of by shipnent to the Conmanding Officer, Kansas City Records Conter, 601 Hardesty Jtvenuo, Kansas City 1, Missouri, Attention: Field Records Division in accordance with provisions of SQ 345-920-1, 15 March 1949, as amended, os current Personnel rendered surplus will be disposed of in accordance with rocedures, 6. current Hquipnent rendered excess will be disposed of in accordance with procedures, 7, Obligate funds to the extent necessary fron Organized Reserve allo- available to your headquarters, catio: @. When the action directed herein has boen accomplished, reports indi- cating the date and station thereof will be submitted to this office, Atten— tion! AGAO-I; the Arcistant Chief of Staff, G-3, and the Chief of Army Ficld Forces. BY ORDR OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARI Copies furnished: Adjutant Gener; Chief of aray Field Forces Assistant Chief of Staff, G5 (RI: 12-18/956) Chief of Military History ‘Tho Quartermaster General ATR MATE. Bq Co., 746th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion Company, 76th Reilwoy Cverating Fatt 10 So 7h6th Enel: ion Railvey Operating (For 6 Reigvay Operating (For Seventh Service Conran TOURC, Cp Plauche, Ha Harrisburg Acadeny, Pa. Cp Etiner Sup ure England France DomeRON wae Germany UAI-W5 2-10-46 Innetiveted Parsons, Kens T= 1-48 7-19-49 AcTIVATED Pittsburg, Kans Jo19-lg 741-50 A Taree) /Xaneae 51 TMACTIVATED Company A, 746th Transvortation Railway Operating Battalion Compeny A, (Maint of ‘Mqr) 7h6th Ratlway Operating Bettalion, TO Compeny A, 7M6th Bngineer Battalion Rattway Opereting (Formerly) Con A, 606th Sngineer Battalion Ri erating rly a ORGANIZED RESREVE Seventh Service Com-nnt TCUIC, Cp Pievene, Harrisburg Acedeny Cp Kitner NPE Englend Franed mse RRA Germany Parsons, Kenens @ (wD ) Ship Use Inactivated LIN ACTIVATED Trice ee re ee UNITS TO _BE ACTIVATED SECTION I AFFILIATED UNITS 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 7/08 Authorized Strength Unit histo and Activated Final a b ° abe d which enti iliation Assignnent ty 0G: Ication Status No Date Changes Off WO EM Agg _w/Inactivati Dot, 376th Fifth Amy Fifth Amy Rock Island, C€ 9476 9 Nov 44 1,2 2 0 0 2 Mad Det, 376 mn Bn (23 Hov TION II 7 AEFILIATED UNITS 1. CoA (taint ae Fifth amy Fifth army wee B 55=227 10 Sep 45 None 6 0 19 2 Cok, Mist ‘qalet. Transpo n Operating tion Ry Operating Transports Bn (10 Feb 46 Northern Facific Railway Co 2. Ha & Hy Dot, @2lst Fifth irmy Fifth Amy Topeka, Kans 4 10-56 3 May 44 1,2 4 2 WW ® Hq & hy Det, ansportation Trk ‘Transport’ Gess Ned Det) ‘Trk Bn (3¢ Kansas Mo Carriers Associa— tion, Inc., 639 Fifth Amy Parsons, © 55-225 10 Sop 45 None 2% 1 0 27 746th Fy Op Kans Transport: (ho Feb 4é 4. 4530 Sngr L Equip Co Fifth army Fifth kimy Harvey, T11 & 5-367 24 tug 44 None 4 0 14 18 4534 Byr & ‘The Buda Co, Inc., (15 Mar af 54th and Cormereial Ave Pega. ty sure 1 WAR OEPAPTWENT The Adjutant General's Office AG 322 (30 Jan 46) Washington 25, D. C. OB-I-B- yk FOR ALL CONCERNED: Inactivation. of Uni D actions Units end Datos a T 3 MP Plat, VI Corpe ) USF, Boropean Radio, TARTAG Bq & liq Btry, VI Corps arty (ita) ) Theater 23 Jan 46 Hq & lig Co, “72a Publicity Sv Bn ) Wo-OUT-10632 213th HP Co ) USAF, Pacific Radio, “ARTAG 329kth Sig Bese Depot Co ) 24 Jan 46 isg-OvT-40860 ) USF, Europesn Radio, TARTAG ). Thester 24 Jan 46 ) kc-OuT-40861 ) ) ) 1635th Engr Construction Bn ) USiF, Pacific Radio, TARTAG & Hq Co, 1£10th Engr. Base Depot ) 28 Jan 46 KP Plat, X Corps ) kic-ovT-41810 fq & Hq Co, XI Corps, w/atchd lied ) sar, Radio, TARTAG HP Plat, XI Corps ) 28 Jan 46 3824 AKA dutonatic Ypns En (SK) ) H¢-OuT-42060 44th and 767th Tank Ens ) 773d Anph Tractor En ) Hg & Hq Btry, I, X and XI CA (tit2) ) Hq & Hq Go, 1123th, 1164th and 166th) Engr Combat Gps, w/atchd hied ) 52a, 155th, 186th, 1299th, 1344th, ) 13a6th, 1685th and 1689th Engr ) Combat Bns ) 439th, 4ulst, 729th and 1565th 2727th and 27924 Engr L Equip Cos 400th, 477th, 14834, 1486th and 1487th ingr Maint Cos 516th Engr Fonten Bridge Co 29th, 36th, 54th, 86th, 92d, 98th, 99th and’ 168th Evacuation Hosps, Si 1st. Depat Cos : Go6th Bner Reilway Battolion, GQ troops was constituted as an Organized Reserve Unit and allotted to the Beht Corne “ren by Table "A", Tables of Troovs Pertaining to Appendix G-3, WDOMP, published in July, 1923; oreantred September, 1973; Ener By Bn redesignated Enor Zn (By Operating)by AG 320.2 Fners (6-20-33) Pub Address: Ent Office, Ho Sth Cors aren, Ft Sam Houston, Texa 322 (3-31-40) Allocation: Missouri, Kansas, Texes Rwy, Dalls, Texas - ver 322 Or Res (11-7-23) 606th Bn r Bn is redesienoted 7hSth Puer'Bu and withdraw fron 4th Cornea Area and alloted to 7th Sorns Area - per AG 3°0,2 (2-B-41)M (Ret) Mec dated Fedrurry 21, 1944. 76th Enginner Reilvay One~ ting Battalion 1s redeeginated 7hGth Railway Operating Battelion, 10 and 4s affliated with Kissou Kanses-Texes Railroad, Has of unit Eanses City, Mo - per AG 320.2 (11-?5-li2) OB-I-SP-M deted December 1, 1912 (R_ Tu6th Reilway Oversting Battalion ds/erdered into active milit, y service of the United States on 27 Avril 19bh, by the CG Seventh Service Commend, and concurrently transferred without personnel end equipment to TOUTC, Cp Plauche, Le, and will be orgenized on 4 May 19ll in accordance with 1/0 55-225 28 Uct U3 (Incloeare > to ltr). Assigned to New Orleans Fort of Brberket1o for preperation for extended field service, Ordre furnished by 7i34 Peilway Operating Bn. TC - per AG 322°(20 Apr 44) OB-I-SPMOU 2k April 19 (F) (Letter authorizes CoD.) (¥oth Railway Operating Bn, TC is ordered into activo military service effective 27 April 1944, and 1s concurrently transfer: without personnel and equipment’ to !ransportation Corps Unit Training Center, Camp Plauche, Le, on 4 May 1944 ~ per ASP, Hq /th Service Command Omaha, Nebraska GO #35, 29 April 1944 (KR), Fraining Conte, Caup Piauche, Hew Orioan: , upon arrival at deetination, fe = por Eq AS, SPX 370.5 (26 Jun '!)03-S-SFH THEtE Bir Oper Ba, TC will move frac Aray Sorvice Fores Harrisburg, Pas, for versenent change of station, on 5 July 19) risburg Acadeny, Herrisburc, Pa., for preparation for ¢-tonded field sérvi Jane 1gul (Rs . 7 al : Tibth Rwy Oper Bn, TC departed Camp Plauche, Le. 10 July 19/4, arrived Harrisburg, Pa. 12 July 1941 - per Troop Mov Table, 12 July 1944 (s). Tioth Rwy Oper Bn, TC will prepare for foreign service and move toe Port of Bub. to be destenaved, for further movement by water transportation, in accordance with 7/0 55-225 (28 Oct 43) with changes 1 and 2 55-227 (26 Uct 43) with changes 1 and 2 (Goi 6 & 9) &-500 (23 Apr ") (Co IA) (Cir 201, WD lis) Shipment # USslAE, readinese date 15 Dec. 194, Shipment f for Adv. Det. WSGl-EK,, rendinees date 1 December 134} — per VD 370.5 (25 Sep W)WE-SE-SMOTH, dated 26 Senta 19" (0). th Rwy Oper Bn, 1 departed Herrinbure, Pa. 3.dctover Jalh 7 pox Padiogran, .J Yctgber 19H he rou hoy MiyoBese et D wove OM [HeLa akadied: 35 ASeehace’ tie wePE ac the Fort the vnton MPR IZ Hae ABEL ERTUACITE toh ate Be a ae SOs Nov MOSS -STHOT-K, dated 5 Hor 19l Cc), Ltr. further adwended to change readiness date to 10 January 19M5 ~ per WD 370.5 ( Nov 4) B-S-E-SPMOT-M, dated 40 Nov bh (C), Aav'Det, 76th Ry Orer Ba, TC (2 Orr, 1 3M) departed HYPE ahoars the "Queen Mery" 10 Decender 19)!! and arrived England 16 Decenber 1944 - per Yater Transportation Renort date’ 21 December 19blt ($) Tsbth Buy Opn Bn departed Herrishurg, Fe. 18 December 19lili and arrived Op Kilmer, H.J. 18 December 19tl = rer Troop Movemen Table deted 19 December Yai 46th Byy Opn Bn departed NIFE 26 December gus aboard the George Washington" and arrived Bngland 7 January 1945 ~ per - Water Transportation Report dated 10 January 195 (8) mee Rwy Opn Bn is reported in France -per Mail Distribution Scheme No.16 from Hqs ETO dated 16 Feb 45 (S) th Rwy Opn 0,2 nm 4 =pel on Li 5 2 1945.5) ‘hite iy Si ieee GTN UG. reporeed Toscan Cove BEC. France tor Dall Disenibaeien Seen HD, Hos BT dated 13th April 1945 (S) Med Det, 746th Rwy Opn Bn TC, is reorganized effective 21 May 1945, in accordance with T/0 & E 8-500(16 Jan 45)(Col IA)(str. 2 Off, 8 HM), pursuant to authority in AG 320,2(31 Jul 43)P-E-AWAC dated 20 Aug 43-per Radio CU-IN-25583(27 May 45) from Hos. Comm. Zone E70, US Army Paris, France dated 25 Way 1945(5) Aleo ner Orean. Order #345, Hos Com Zone, BTO ata Pl Nay b5 (R) ‘746th Rwy Opn Bn reported in France-per Mail Distribution Seneme#21, Yqs ETO dated 27 April 1945(S) ‘Tkgth Rwy Opn Bn is reported in Germany-per Mail Distribution Scheme#22,Hqs ETO dated 16 May 45(S) ‘74th Rwy Opn Bn is entitled to battle credits for participation in the CENTRAL EUROPE CAMPAIGN-per ltr from USFET AG 200.6 BGA 23 July 45. i 2 etiony As + CoiROmvayiasl Tor i, The Jdjutant General. the 7L6th (ailmay Operating Sattalion, Transportation Corps, was 2 flway Rattalion, #hich was con- originally orsaniged an the 606th «ngineer stituted as sn Crranized Henerve unit, by Table "A", Tables of Troops portainin: > te 3, (OEP, published in duly 19: & 2. The h baineer Railway Battalion was redesijnated the 695th sn- 3] cAnoer vattalicn (/allway Operating) 20 June 1933. 5 3. The 605th Sicineer Battalion (Feilway Operating) was redesi nated e the 7héth in tattalion, pursuant to sur lopartsent letter, 1: 320.2 (8 teb Li), duted 21 February 19h1. é jeer Battalion was redesineted the sportation Cor 19k2, and au ne Transportation Corp to «ar Lepartment let 27 April 1yhh, Louisiana, p pri 19h, Incl. w/d etiony As + CoiROmvayiasl Tor i, The Jdjutant General. the 7L6th (ailmay Operating Sattalion, Transportation Corps, was 2 flway Rattalion, #hich was con- originally orsaniged an the 606th «ngineer stituted as sn Crranized Henerve unit, by Table "A", Tables of Troops portainin: > te 3, (OEP, published in duly 19: & 2. The h baineer Railway Battalion was redesijnated the 695th sn- 3] cAnoer vattalicn (/allway Operating) 20 June 1933. 5 3. The 605th Sicineer Battalion (Feilway Operating) was redesi nated e the 7héth in tattalion, pursuant to sur lopartsent letter, 1: 320.2 (8 teb Li), duted 21 February 19h1. é jeer Battalion was redesineted the sportation Cor 19k2, and au ne Transportation Corp to «ar Lepartment let 27 April 1yhh, Louisiana, p pri 19h, Incl. w/d 5 ® "g Office Adjutant General's ‘The Adj 7 suBsecT: Organization History. Chief, Historical Section, Amy War College. Report is made of the redesignation of the 746th Enginecr Gallsay. rating Battal ic the. Railvay | ing Battali Ce Pa a) 031-8 ae erty ile Th o Enginecr 3 Railway Engineer Battalion, GHQ Troops rus constituted as an Orgunized Reserve a untt"whd “allotted to the Eighth Service Command by Teble "A", Tables of ca Troops pertaining to Azvend!x G-3, MDGMP, cublished in July, 1923; orgunized z Septewber, 1923; Engineer Raliray Battalion redesignated Engineer Battalion 4 ~(faLlvay Qperating) cer AG 320.2 Enginecrs dated June 20, 1933 “Engineer Battalion ignated 746th Engineer Battalin oad from the Eighth Service Uonzand and al otted to the fev per AG 320.2 (2-8-1) M (Ret) HAC, deted February 21, '94!. that any additional historical data be trens- BD craiaiseet ts) wx Qusteianeter General. at the carLiest jroctiosble Gate, and e copy of ection taken be furnished this office. By order of the Secretary of War: Adjutant General. Copy furnished: ‘The Quartermaster Generel . HISTORICAL DATA Medical Detachaent, 75th Rvy Oper Bn, 70 will be reorganized on 1 Septesber 19! in accordance with 1/0 6-500 (25 Apr li) (coruan Ta), at Harrisburg ncadeny, Harrisburg, Pas, upon reorganisation, unit ronaine ase!gned to the Third Service Comnand for preparation for extended field service - per AG 322 (21 Aug W4)CB-I-SPMOU-K, dated 2% Auguot 1944 (R). Ltr. Amended to read Hedical Section of the 7th Railvay Uperating Battalion, 70 will be reorganized by CO, Harrisburg Acadeny, Harrisburg, Pa., on 1 September 1944 - per AG 322 (1 Sep 4k)OB-I-SPMOU-H, dated 5 September ighs (R). Medical Det.,746th Fransportation Railway Operating Battalion Weaicel Det, 76th Railwey Orerating Battelion, 7.C, Medienl Det, 746th Engineer Battalion Railway Operating(Fraly) Medico) Det, 606th Sngineor. Battalion Railway. Opersting(Praly)... RESERVE wan -N5 Inactivated “auger Company D, 7iGth Treneportation Ratlyay Operating Battalion Conneny D,” (flee Power fren)746th Railway O erating Battalion, 20] Company D, 746th Engineer Eettalion Railway Opereting(Fraly) Commony Dy, 606th Engineer Battalion Reilwey Operet tne (Pry). 5-2? ROANT"ED RESERVE Seventh Service Command we27=by Mee7=W tp Plauche, La, Ste Acadeny, Pa. England France WrH5 — 2-10-M6_Taactivated Ha a Aray Cone Company B, 746th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion Company B, (Maint of Zeutp) 7hoth Railway Operating Bettelion 20) | Comoany B, 76th Engineer Battalion Railwey Overating(Fraly) J | Corbany 3) 506th. Bngineer Rat-tolion Railuay..Qversting(Fraly).... PEaniows a oRG e2yauk e27=ih TOUTC, Cp Plauche, La. Siew 7-10 itburg Acadewy, Pa. 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