An American locomotive was transferred from SS Seatrain Texas, Cherbourg, 13 Jul 1944, to replace one of the many destroyed during the Allied invasion of Normandy, photo 1 of 2

Caption   An American locomotive was transferred from SS Seatrain Texas, Cherbourg, 13 Jul 1944, to replace one of the many destroyed during the Allied invasion of Normandy, photo 1 of 2 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   SC 192919
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Photos on Same Day 13 Jul 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 27 Apr 2007

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1. James stone rogers says:
23 Dec 2011 08:53:03 PM

I was a navy gunner, armed guard aboard the sea train texas 13 july 1944 I Joined the texas october 1943. the locomotives we delivered were 72 ton norrow gauge to run on the european tracks. we ran from cardiff, whales to cherbourgh from 6 june 1944 to december 1944 supplying locomotives. I have many memories of the texas, i would be glad to share them with you - jim rogers
2. Charles says:
19 Jun 2012 03:43:44 PM

James Rogers Sir : My Uncle was on the Sea Train Texas I would love to catch up with you. and swop sea stories 1943-1944.
3. James (Jim) Rogers says:
15 Aug 2012 05:16:08 PM

Charles, What was your Uncle's name and position aboard the SeaTrain Texas? I suppose most of the crew are dead. I was 17 when I joined.

4. Charles Simmers says:
2 Sep 2012 05:52:41 AM

Barnard Hall Gunner mate first at war’s the end, He has died past 10 years , I’m just starting to research him for the family history .
5. Michael Cooper says:
7 Sep 2015 05:33:51 PM

Mr Simmers and Mr Rodgers.
I writing this email in hopes to finding surviving WWII vets who were staitioned on board the SS Seatrain Texas. I have been lucky enough to be paired with a WWII vet for Honor Flights to DC on September 19, who was staitioned on SS Seatrain Texas. My vets name is FirstClass Gunnermate Joseph Martins. I hope im not to late in sending this. Would be an honor to meet others how served on this very ship.

Hope to hear from you,
Michael Cooper
6. Rush says:
9 Mar 2018 12:37:22 PM

My dad was on ss seatrain texas in ww2 bill roberts was his name if anyone knew him or wants more info my email is

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