723rd
Railway Operating
Battalion






The 723d was originally organized as the 614th Railway Engineer Battalion, an organized Reserve unit, in 1924.   In 1933 it was redesignated as the 614th Engineer Battalion.   It affiliated with the Union Pacific Railroad Company in 1940.   It was redesignated as the 723d Engineer Railway Operating Battalion on 21 February 1941 and redesignated as the 723rd Railway Operating Battalion, Transportation Corps, on 1 December 1942.   It was ordered into active military service in December, 1943 and inactivated on 3 January 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey.   It was reactivated on 29 November 1947 at Cheyenne Wyoming as the 723d Transportation Railway Operating Battalion.   It was inactivated on 27 February 1951.   During World War II it received campaign credit for Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. It had occupation duty in Germany from 2 May-30 October 1945.
 


Read portions of the book printed in Germany before the 723rd ROB returned to the U.S.
The SAGA

PHOTOS
The following photos are extremely large.
 

Battalion Photo
 

Headquarters and Headquarters Company
HHC

Photo 1

Photo 2
 

Company A

Photo 1

Photo 2

Company B
Photo not presently available

Company C

Photo 1

Photo 2









Unit photos from 1944/45  Under Construction

Reunion Photos   Under Construction


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