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 Post subject: 73 years ago , tonight ,D-Day .
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:34 am 

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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 !


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 Post subject: Re: 73 years ago , tonight ,D-Day .
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:57 am 

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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.

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 Post subject: Re: 73 years ago , tonight ,D-Day .
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:14 pm 

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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:

http://www.angelfire.com/va2/worldwar2family/744.html


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

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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:


http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1150&context=stu_hon_theses

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