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 following photos are extremely large.
Headquarters and Headquarters Company
Photo not presently available
Unit photos from 1944/45 Under Construction
Reunion Photos Under Construction
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