The Transportation Corps collection, 1861-1992.


The Transportation Corps collection, 1861-1992.

Contains the following types of materials: memoirs, organizational documents, unit histories, newspapers, diary / journal. Contains information pertaining to the following wars and time periods: World War II (WWII) -- United States (U.S.), -- European Theater of Operations (ETO), -- Pacific, -- Mediterranean; Occupation -- Japan; 1946-1950; 1950s; 1960s; Korean War; Vietnam War; Persian Gulf War. Contains information pertaining to the following military units and organizations: Transportation Corps; Military Railway Service Headquarters; 2nd and 3rd Military Railway Service; 706th and 709th Railway Grand Divisions; 5th Engineer Special Brigade; 284th Engineer Combat Battalion; 48th Transportation Group; 1097th Transportation Company; 21st Support Command; New York and San Francisco Ports of Embarkation -- WWII; Saigon Port. General description of the collection: The Transportation Corps collection includes a history of branch organization and mission; logistics; railroads; affiliated civilian railroad; railroad seizure; railroad mobilization; railroad artillery; pre-WWII military railroad; motor transportation; and sea transportation. It also includes personal papers of George F. Barry, Carl R. Gray, Homer M. Groninger, David C. Hastings, Theodore G. Moline, William G. Pagonis, and James C. Shepard, historian.

12 boxes.


SNAC Resource ID: 7585973

U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center

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Moline, Theodore G. (person)

Pagonis, William G., 1941-.... (person)

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Groninger, Homer M. (Homer McLaughlin), 1884-1963 (person)

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Shepard, James Crenshaw (person)

Hastings, David C. (person)

Barry, George F. (person)

Gray, Carl R. (Carl Raymond), 1867-1939 (person)

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