WWII Army Post Office Locations Project


Today is Veterans Day in the US and Remembrance Day in Canada, a fitting day to launch my latest project, WWII Army Post Office Locations. http://apo.swroberts.ca/

If you have letters from WWII with APO numbers in the address, whether to or from a member of the US Army, you can now easily identify the location of the APO using this simple tool. http://apo.swroberts.ca/database/

Genealogists, family members, archives, and museums may all find this tool useful in identifying the locations of APOs during the war, helping make sense of the contents of letters and give crucial context to the wartime experiences of correspondents.

Additionally, you can explore about 100 maps of unit locations throughout the war. Trace the movements of the 1st Infantry Division, the “Big Red One,” from North Africa and Sicily to France and Germany. Explore maps here: http://apo.swroberts.ca/maps/