Friday, July 10, 2009

World War II APO's

While researching a relative's World War II career my dad and I came across this booklet. Numerical Listings of APO's, http://www.7tharmddiv.org/docrep/Location%20of%20APOs%201942-1947.pdf, provides a listing of APO's(Army Post Offices) during World War II and their geographical locations.

We were able to use this booklet and the Final Pay Voucher that we had to ascertain where and with whom this family member had served.

This is one of those great hidden sources that can be so helpful to your research.

4 comments:

Gordon R. Durand said...

Thanks! That was a help. I had information that 926 was Fremantle, Australia, and that didn't make sense. I didn't realize that APOs moved around so much.

Pragmatus said...

Excellent resource. Thanks!

HereBeDragons said...

Thanks so much! This is really terrific information for researching my grandfather's movements in Europe during the war.

Kurt Greenbaum said...

Thank you for posting this! I've been looking for a document like this for days. I knew it had to be out there somewhere.