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. McCann, 1944. 320 p. TF23F24. Geesey, Edwin P. Papers. 1 bx. Arch. Covers his 1941-46 service, which incls transp & civil affairs activities, notably at Newfoundland (1941) and Japan (1945-46). 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). Railroads at War. pp. 33-50. NY: Coward &
_________. "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 related neighboring files.
See File #831.1
Supply," #780 "Railroad Employees in Military Service,"
Lasher, Edmund C. Oral hist transcript. Arch. Senior transport officer with special responsibilities for rail traffic management in US. Lourie, George E. Mil Rev XXVI (Sep 1946): pp. 26-33. Per. Mil Engr XXXIV Ross, Lewis T. "The Military Railway Service." (Feb 1942): pp. 71-75. Per. "Development of Military Railway Service."
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. Field Manual 55-50, Mar 1944. _________. FM. _________. Reg 55-675, Oct 1944. AR. See Sec III, Circ 39, 1942 and AR 55-255. identifying & marking equip. Concern Transportation Corps: Railroad Equipment. Army FM. FM 55-55, Feb 1944. Railway Operating Battalion. Military Railroads and the Military Railway
_________. 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. Wardlow, Chester. Training and Supply. 564 p. D769A533v6pt1v2. See index. _________. The Transportation Corps: Responsibilities, Organization and Operations. In USAWWII series. Wash, DC: OCMH, 1951. 454 p. D769A533v6pt1v1. See esp Chap X. In USAWWII series. Wash, DC: OCMH, 1951. The Transportation Corps: Movements,
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
- GENERAL Bykofsky, Joseph, and Larson, Harold. Corps: Overseas Operations. OCMH, 1957. 671 p. D769A533v6pt1v3. See index. Gray, Carl R., Jr. Story of American Railroad Men Serving in the Military Railway Service 1862 to 1953. NY: Scribner's, 1955. 351 p. Chaps 5-12 each cover a different country. UG523G7. Railroading in Eighteen Countries: The In USAWWII series. Wash, DC: The Transportation
- MEDITERANNEAN THEATER Gray, Carl R., Jr. "The Miltiary Railway Service in Italy and Northwest Europe." Mil Review XXVIII (Jun 1948): pp. 20-26. Per. _________. 6. Railroading in Eighteen..., cited above. Chaps 5-
Railways, WWII U.S. Army. #85, PhotoArch. 719th Rwy Opn Bn. Photo, ca 1944.
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-
Olson, Betty M. Papers. 1 bx., Arch. Memoir of WAC in 29th Traffic Regulating Group and later 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. U.S. Army European Theater of Opns. Zone Activities in Support of the European Campaign, 30 July 1943 -25 February 1945. Railway Service. p. D769A5no123. Study No 123, Bad Nauheim, Ger, 1945-46. 35 Paris, 1945. ca 200 p. D76975U54. Military U.S. Forces, European Theater. General Board. ComZ. Communications -
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) Coll, Bx 26, #7807-14.) #15247) - Unit hist sec below -- In Germany (Milne, Bx 53, -- in Europe, various (Milne
- ASIA/PACIFIC Gray, Carl R., Jr. Chaps 11-12. Small, Charles S. Rails to Doomsday: The U.S. Army's Corregidor and Manila Railroads. Greenwich, CT: Railroad Monographs, 1980. 76 p. TF113P6S63. Railroading in Eighteen..., cited above.
See also: - Photo of Jap train & railyard on Saipan destroyed by US air raids. (#10503, Box 40, Milne Coll, PhotoArch) - Photos of trains in CBI, Milne Coll, Box 55, #16335 - 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, UHRm. 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. the 756th Railway Shop Battalion. p. 1302-756-1945, UHRm.
p.6 History of 67
Marseille, Fr, 1945.
Kendall, Ralph A. Papers. 1 box. Arch. Personal correspondence and other material re his enlisted service in 719th, 755th & 758th Rwy Shop Bns US & ERO, esp Belguim. Livingstone, John. Carlton, 1981. 271 p. 1302-740-1981, UHRm. Also 1302-740-1945 (21 p.) McInnis, Alfred E. Company D, 746th Railway Operating Battalion. Nuremberg: Zimmermannsche, 1945. 89 p. 1302-746-1945, UHRm. And 1302-746-1946, 53 p. Nutter, Wm. P., ed. 716th Railway Operating Battalion. 1946. 120 p. Grand Division. 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 Stuttgart, Ger: Vereinbuch, 1945. 168 p. 1302-716-1946, UHRm. Extra 704 West: The Story of a Railway Parks, Maynard E. Stuttgart, Ger: Belser, The Soldier-Railroaders' Story of the Never to Forget: An Informal History of 740th Railway Operating Battalion. NY:
(RG4615), PhotoArch. _________. Walker Coll, PhotoArch. Weiler, Henry W., and Ferrick, John W., eds. 756th Railway Operating Battalion.... Mulligan, 1951. 20 p. 1302-759-1951, UHRm. St Louis, MO: World War II, 745th Rwy Opn Bn. Photos, India, n.d. Robert
Railways, WWII See also these unit histories: 1946) 1945)
p.7 - 714th Rwy Op Bn (1302-714- 718th Rwy Op Bn (1302-718- 726th Rwy Op Bn (1302-726-
1943) - 727th Rwy Op Bn (1302-7271948) - 745th Rwy Op Bn (1302-7451945)
FOREIGN RAILWAYS Joachimsthaler, Anton. German. Trains (Aug 1984): RR. A planned gigantic broad-guage system. Mierzejewski, Alfred C. Economy, 1944-1945: Railway. Chapel Hill: Nock, O.S. Allan, 1971. Railway Operation. London: British. Author, 1951. 40 p. D75955R62. 224 p. HE3017N6. Some Notes on a War-Time Robbins, Michael. 190 in Persia: UP of NC, 1988. 285 p. HC2864M53. London: Britain's Railways at War, 1939-1945. Allied Air Power and the German National The Collapse of the German War pp. 38-51. Photocopy in MiscFile: "Hitler's Super Railway." Trans from
U.S. Army. Report UG345U52no1.
Military Railway Service.
Railways of Australia: 58 p.
No 1 on Foreign Railways. U.S. Stragic Bombing Survey. the War. 1947. 2d ed.
Wash, DC, 1942.
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)