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723rd Railway Operating Battalion
First Railway Operating Battalion In Germany 3-14-45
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
Individual WWII Photos
Photos from the 723rd ROB Association
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