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73 years ago , tonight ,D-Day .
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Author:  M Secco [ Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:34 am ]
Post subject:  73 years ago , tonight ,D-Day .

73 years ago , tonight, June 6th D-Day . My dad was a Half Track driver . My uncle was in a Railway Engineers division made up mostly of Milwaukee Road railroaders .
God Bless Them All !

Author:  Richard Glueck [ Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 73 years ago , tonight ,D-Day .

May God grant them all peace after this life, especially those who made the greatest sacrifice on the French coastline. I shudder to think of how the world would have turned out under Nazi domination.

Author:  Tim Moriarty [ Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 73 years ago , tonight ,D-Day .

M: The Milwaukee Road sponsored the 744th Railway Operating Battalion and the 757th Railway Shop Battalion, both of which served in the ETO. Here's some information on the 744th:


Author:  wilkinsd [ Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 73 years ago , tonight ,D-Day .

The 728th Railway Operating Battalion was sponsored by the L&N. it arrived in a France soon after D-Day and opened up the Port of Cherbourg after it fell. If you've ever seen a photo of the "Toot Sweet Express" those are L&N employees in the photo who operated it.

Here's a history of the battalion that I desperately need to revise and get published:



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