Hq , .

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Hq , 733d tin
Hq ,
pcrp t ine; :Ba t -t1:-.lion, TO
Br-.ttelion RailwPy O'?eratine
IDRGAl,. I"gD B.F' S}}F.VE 4th SO
To-
CHARACTER OF
DUTY
ASFU' ... C, }ipw Or lNms Str:g i ng A;ea. , I.P , ll- 23- h)12-15-43
Op Jeeee Turner, Ark:. (.P) 12-16-43 6-9-44
c-p. Shanks, JIY Ship 98RO-V b-11-44 6-16-44
NYPE
11
ARGE1JTINA
11
• 6-16-44 6-16-44
6-27-44
France
Germany
France
Germany
Le Havre, france  
NYPJ: ( Cp Shank•, N.Y.)
12- 7-45

(THOMAS BARRY)
!NACTIVB
STATIONS AND MOVEMENTS
PLACE
Adv Det:
C:p Jesse Turner, Ark.
J't. Hamil ton Ship 9820-VX
NY 585
England
' .
PERIOD COVERED
From-
5-1-44 5-11-44
5-11- 44

5-18-44
I__ -- - . li 1: . : ____ _l _ _j_
W.D., A.G.O. Form No. 016
6 July 1943

ll
CHARACTER OF
DUTY
.p"'"J- • ..,.
.. _,.'.- , .. HIS'l!Q·· .
li96th Engr Bn (Rr ilway) GHQ Troons was constituted es ·an '' ·· ·Reserve Unit and allotted to the> lith vorps ArP"' by "'.ii.G 3C.B. 2
Org Res (10-12-?1) dated OctobPr 15, FJl 2; Engr Ry Bn   . .Bn (Ry -oy AG 3?.0. 2 Engrs (6-20- 33) Pub Afflioted
with Central of l",eorgiE>. RailroP.d- per AG 3 2.13 (11-5-34) Addres c : · Post Office Bldg., Sev•=mnt>h, G • - AG 319.1 OR (ll-1-uO)
Personnel assigned Decenber 191t22. Locati..0n: Bn }iacon, Ga. - 322 OP (11-23- 3
1
)
496th Engr Bn is rf!designated 733d .Bn and assirned to lith Cor ..., s A.-re>a. - >er AG 320 . 2 (?-8-bl) t1 (!et) M-0 Feb 21, 191•1.
133d Engr Re.ilwa.y Operatim· .Bn is redesign,.,ted 733d Oper::tinr Bat alion, 'I' C pnd affiliR.ted with Central of
Geol'gia., Hq of unit Ga. - ·ner AG 32fJ.2 (ll-2J:; __ L2) OB-I-SP-t·l dPted Decer:· ber 1, .
H3d Raih•·"Y OnPrl".tinP' ion , Tran!'lportation Corps is ordered into active T'lilitary service on 16 lTove>mber 19u3 hy
Fourth Service Command and concurrently tra:asferred, without nersonne1 -and eq_..1ipment, to ASFUTC, l'ew Orl <r ns Staginf. Area, La .
ami or,c"anized ?3 lovember 1913, in accordance with T/U 55-225 28 Oct 19L-3. Ass_igY!_ed to New Orean·1s--P/Emb for preparetinn for '
extended fi eld service. Cadre furnished ·by 7L8th Rwy Onn .Bn, On v esse Turn"r, V pn Buren , Akr . - AG 32? (8 liov 4 3) OB-I-SPHOU-
H 11 1943 (R) Ktfectln 23 lov 43 - per Bq Poland & Dauphine St • .-ew Orlaana, La. SPTAD 322 ' CJA, 12 Doc 1943. ,
733r4R"7 Opor Bn, 'rC ¥111-: aove froa ASJ'U!C, lew Orleane Port of Bmb. to Cup 7e••• Tuner,- Ve Buren, Ark., oD. or about 14.
Docabor 1943, for perauont chance of ttatiOil. UpOD. arriv1a at unlf" il aeliped -to Kighth • Ca.mand tor pro-
paratioD. for extended field terrice - per ABl SPX 370.5 (6 Dec 43)0B-8-SPMOT-M, 7 Dec•lfor -1943 (R)
733r4 R¥1' Oper Bn, T8 doparto4 ASJ'UTC, lew Orleana, La. 15 December 1943 arrived Cp. Jeue Turner, -Ark. 1b Deceaber 1943 - per
llad.iocraa frOil lew Orlean• Port ot J:ab., ·15 Decoaber 1943 Ca).
For History See: AG 424.2 - 733d Operating En (TC), (1 Dec 43), 3d Ind, dtd 23 December 1943.
733rd Rwy Oper Bn, TO will move either to the New !ork or .Boston Port of Emb (for subsequent movemPnt overseas) Shipment
9820-V. Readiness date 15 May 1944. Adv Det. Ship 9820-Vx. Readiness 24 Auril 19u4 - WD 370.5 (18 u4) O.B-S-E-SPMOT
-M. 21 1944 (C) -
· -Acl• Det . f33d Rwi Opn 'llnarrived Pt. Hamilton, lUPE 1 Mq 1944- per ASJ', Ft. - Hamilton, Brooklrn, 3 May 1944
Adv Det, 733cl Rwy Opn Bn departed NYP.& on bgard NY-585 11 May 1944 - per Rec•pi t•ll.ation Sheet, lrrPl&, 11 May 1944 (S) •
7334 Rwy Opn :Bn readineas date to 1 June to arrive Cup N.Y. 11 June 1944 - per Radiocram from CG IYPE,
Brooklyn, N.Y., 24 May 1944 Q.l ... I:I-18629 ( 25 Hay (C) •
Adv. Det., 733rd Rwy Opn Bn arrived England 18 Uay 1944- per Hq SOS, ErOUSA, Office of Chief of Transportation, APO 887,
13 May 1944 (S) •
733r,d Twy Opn Bn departed Camp Jesse Turner, Ark. 9 June 1944 - Radiogram from Chaffe, Ark. No. DTG 092130Z, 9 June
1944 (10 June 44) 0030Z (C).
733rd Rwy Opn Bn arrived Camp Shanks, NYPE 11 June 19u4- per ASF, NYPE, Camp Shanks, N.Y., 11 June 1944 (R).
733rd Rwy Opn .Bn departed NYPE on bol'!rd
11
ARGE!!TI NA
11
16 June 1944; Arrived England 27 June 1944- per Departure and Arrin.l
Sheet, 1 Jul7 1944 (s).
- . •. . #"•. ,.l :"" ""l • \
733l"d. is aut;J6en ted. by the acti vativn of an attached Hedical under Column IA T/0 8-500 ( 23 Apr 44), effective 18 July 19114
purs"'..lllnt to authority contained in A3- 320.2 (31 Jul. ll3)PE-A-k-C, dated 20 August 19u3 - CablegrPm from War , dtd. 14
t- 24o06 CV.-OUT-24<>06 (16 Apr 44) 1355Z (S), ,ftlto '·Cp_'bleer.<m from WDOPD ,dtd. l:? A;prill94li ,CM..OUt.-22.506 (1) 44){S-} ·- £
9
; -AG
320.2 ( 22 Feb 45)0B-I-SPMOU-M dated ?4 February 1045 (S) l
733rd Rwy Oper Bn is reported in France - per Station List, Rq ETO, USA, APO 887, 29 September 1944 (S).
733rd Rwy Oper Bn is assigned to 2 Military Rwy Service - per Station List from Hqs ETO dated 7 March 1945. (S)
733rd Rwy Oper Bn is reported in Germany -per Mail Dist ribution Scheme #20 , Hqs ETO dated 13th April 1945(8)
Med Det, 733rd Rwy Oper Bn.TC., is reorganized effective 21 Uay 19/!5, in accordance with T/0 & E 8-500(18 Jan 45)(Col IA)
(str. 2 Off. 8 EM) , pursuant to authority in AG 320.2(31 Jul dated 20 Aug 43-per Radio CM-IN- 25583 (27 May 45) from
Hqs . Comm. Zone ETO, US Army Paris, France dated 25 May 1945(S) Also -ryer Organ. Order f3h-5, Hqs Comm. Zone, ETO dtd 21 ll.ay 45 (R)
733rd Rwy Oper Bn reported in France-per Mail Distribution Scheme#21, Hqs ETO dated 27 April 1945(S)
733d Rw,r Opn Bn.,TC renorted in Germany Mail Distribution Scheme 124, Hqs ITO dtd 14 June 45 (R)
733rd Rwy Opn Bn. TO w/att Mad will be inactivated at the appropriate disposition center by the CG
1
Port of Embarkation, and
concurrently transferred to the control of the \'ID-per M 322 (4 Oct 45 )OB-I-sPMOU-M dtd 9 Oct 45•
73}d

  Operat:! ne :Battalion, TC.
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733d Railway Bn.,TC is assigned ship IRE7416-S for movement from nrf'sent oversees station to Port of Emb. in
continental US to auth. in WD Cable #272329Z dtd 27 Sen 45 -ner ltr US Forces, Theater dtd 9 h5. Als•
per CM-00!-70484 (Sep 45) to CG, US loreee, luropean '!heater, Paris, l'ranee dtd 27 Sep 45.
The 733d Railway Operating Bn., TC is aw, rded battle credit for participation in the campaign "Northern France" (No 4)
- per AG 200.6 OpGA Hqs El'O USAriey .APO 887 dated 21 April 1945
733d Opet"a.ting Battalion. TC w/med departed Le Havre, 7 Dec h.5 aboard the "Thomas Barry" (9 Off, 807 EM) -:per
radio from Hqs Le Havre Switching Center, Le Havre, France dtd 8 Dee 45.
733rd Railway Operating BattalioR, TC w/aed inactiTated 17 Deeeaber 1945 at Camp Shanks, N.Y. -per GO 1167 fro. ASl, IYPE,
o.., Shanks, W.Y., dated 16 Deceaber 1945.
733r4 Railway Operating Battalion, TO ie awarded battle participation ereti t for the O.AMP.A.IGs - per GO 1103,
War Department, Washington, D.C., dated. 13 llOYember 1945.
7334 Rw.y Operating Bn, TC arriTed Bew York Port of lmb. 16 Dee 45 -per Water Trane Report dtd 1 leb 46.
733rd Rvy Operating Bn, TC is entitled to battle participation credit !orthe CAMPAIGN - per GO #118, War Dept.,
Washington, D.C., dated 12 December 1945• Alee per AG 200.6 OpGA, Bqe BTO dtd 5
.. '' ...
GHQ or Army Corps
ASSIGNMENT
Division Brigade or group II Service command
M .._;_ I illll 4
-------------------
Hq Co, 7 3 3d Re.il "a:· ing ]at ta: ion, TC r-------------------
Hq Co , 7 3 3d Engi r.. ee r Ba. t t e 1 ion t?.ai l WTiY On FT P. t i nr ( For; ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- -----------
  ---------------------- ---------------------- . ------=
ERIOD COVERED
To-
ASFUTC, re\" Cr lF>.sns llf'
Op. Jeaae Turner, Ark.
Ar Pa 11-::'J-l.!. 3 12-15-43
Op. N! Ship 9820-V
l.'!PE •ARGD'l'IIA
11
England
France
Germany
France

Le Havre, France (RE7416-S)
IYPil ( Op Shank a, B. Y.)
W.D., A.G.O. Form No. 016
6 July 1943
(P) 12-16 .. 43 6-9-44
f,-11-l•l: b-16-44
6-16-44
6-27-44
12- 7-45
12-16-45 12-17-45
CHARACTER OF
DUTY
(THOMAS BARF!)
I.NACTin ..
STATIONS AND MOVEMENTS
PLACE
PERIOD COVERED
From- To-
CHARACTER OF
DUTY
ASSIGNMENT
Brigade or group II Service command II T/0
I -- •• " II I
11
______________________ _________
Corps Division
---------------------11----------------------u---------------······-••---··••••••
Compeny A. 733d Rai h•ry On PrPting Bat t F.lion, ':0
Company A, H 3d Engineer !at tali on P.ail O-perating (For mer ly)
Co Y' A. r 1.19.§         ___     __         ---------------------- --------------------u---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- -----------
_.,_,._ -· t'.l!'•1'"ft I
STATIONS AND MOVEMENTS
• RES1:PVE hth SO
ASFUTC, lrPw Orle:'lns Ste.f n '·
Cp Je .. e Turner, Ark.
Cp. Shanks, NY Ship 9820-V
NYPE "ARGENTINA"
.Ill
ngland
France '
Germany
France
GeJ'm&Jl7
RIOD COVERED
To-
Arr>e 11-?3-h 312-15-43
(P) 12-lb-43 6-9-44
6-U-44 6-16-44
6-16-44
6-27-44
CHARACTER OF
DUTY
Havre, France (07416-S)
fiYPll ( Cp Shanks, N.Y.)
12- 7-45 THOMAS :BARRY)
12-16-45 12-17-45 INACTIVI
·w.D., .A..G.O. Form. No. 016
6 July 1943

STATIONS AND MOVEMENTS
PLACE
PERIOD COVERED
To-
CHARACTER OF
DUTY
Co :B,
Co :B,

----·- - ---- ·-·---- ·- ll.th so
ASFUTC, Kew OrlePns Stcging
Op Jeaae Turner, Ark.
ArPa ll-23-h3 12-15-43
(P)l2 .. lo;-43 6-9-44
0p Shanks, !TY Ship 9820-V
NYrE ".ARGENTINA"
England
Ft>ance
Germany
France
 
Le Havre. l'ranee (RF.7416-S)
(Cp Sbanka, B.Y.)
w.n., A..O.O. Form No. 016
6 July 1943
6-11-41! 6-16-44
6-16-44 6-16-44
6-27-44 !
12- 7-45
12-16-45 12-17-45
ASSIGNMENT
OHQ or Army Corps Division Brigade or group II Service command
ltQEI{ryld) ___
.E.T.O---------------II----------------------II----------------------1\----------------------n----------------------"-----------
CHARACTER OF
DUTY
(THOMAS BARRY)
IIACTIVK
STATIONS AND MOVEMENTS
PLACE
PERIOD COVERED
From- To-
CHARACTER OF
DUTY
ASSIGNMENT
OHQ or Army Oorps Division T/0 Brigade or group Service command
1 11 11
______________________ ________ 55_-:.2.29
Co C , 73 3d Ran we.y a,."'' t i ng Eat tali on, TO
Co C, 7 3 3d. Ent;i nee r Batt ali onRe il way 01J8 r. ::> t i. ng ( Fo rrne r 1 ;v ) . ------.---.-.-..---------.-- ---. --.-.-----.---.-.------- -.----------------.----- .-------.--.- .. ------.------ ---------------. --.-----. ---.- . -------
Co • lt96th. !i)ngi ne£>.r ___Bat_ __t:.l.Lo.n._..Ra.il.way ___Qne.r.atinE:--U.orme.r.J.¥_)______ _ __ ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- ----------------------
nnGAN!ZEIJTIRESEm:r:;:OD COVERE;o-
ORGA: IZED RBSERVE l.!.tr SO
  NPVJ Orlep.ns,Btaging Arm ll-23-l.!.312-15-43
Op Je .. e Turner, Arl:. (P) 12-16-43 6-9-44
Cp Shanks, NY Ship 9820-V 6-ll- 44 6-16-44
NYPlll
11
ARGAUTillA" 6-lb-44 b-16-D-4
E gland 6-27-44
F"rance
Germany
France

Le Havre, France (RE74l6-S)
BYP:I ( Cp Shanka, N.Y.)
W.D., A..G.O. Form No. 016
6 July 1943
12- 7-45
12-16-45 12-17-45
OHARAOTER OF
DUTY
(THOMAS BARRY}
lBACTin
STATIONS AND MOVEMENTS
PERIOD COVERED
PLACE
1 From- To- I
CHARACTER OF
DUTY
ASSIGNMENT
OHQ or Army Corps Division Brigade or group Service command T/0
----------------------11------------- ----------------------· ·- ---------------------· ,_g,.._5Q.o
MeQ.i cal: .. __ JJJ_:r_Q. __li.at.l.l!JJ..Y ___   __ ___________n _______________-:-_____:.,, ______________________
u S /AV!HM.
England
France
Germany
France
Germany
Le Havre. France (RE7416-S)
NIPE (Cp Sbanka, N.Y.)
W.D., A..G.O. Form. No. 016
6 July 1943
7-lS-44
To-
CHARACTER OF
DUTY
12- 7-45 (THOMAS :BARRY)
12-16-h; 12-17-45 IMACTI Vlil !
STATIONS AND MOVEMENTS
PLACE
PERIOD COVERED
From-
CHARACTER OF
DUTY
msTORI CAL DATA
Medical Detachment, 733rd Operating Batts.lion is activo.ted by the augmentation of the Battalion, in accoz·dance
"Y:i th Column IA T/0 8-500 (23 Apr   affective 18 July 19u4 purs.uant to authority contained in AG 320.2 (31 Jul 43)PE-A-M-C,
dated 20 AU6-ust 1943- per Radiogram from ETO, London, England i 24o06 CM-OUT-24o06 (16   l355Z (S), and Radiogram
USAFETO, London, England IE 40525, 30 July 1944 CM-IN-25676 (31 Jul 44) (S).

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