OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF TRANSPORTATION [OCT],
RECORD GROUP 336
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Provided transportation services and logistical support to the U.S. Army.

Gas Chamber Exercise

Gas chamber Exercise

1944

Training was not relegated to just active duty military personnel. Civilians employed on military installations...

Tags: Gas Masks | South Carolina | World War II
Organizational photograph of Company

398th Port Battalion

November 26, 1942

African American military units commanded by white officers were organized across the country. This Transportation Company...

Tags: African Americans | South Carolina | World War II
Women's Army Corps (WAC) Reenlistment Ceremony

Reenlistment Ceremony

August 2, 1943

About 150,000 women served in Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC) detachments...

Tags: South Carolina | Women | World War II
Women's Army Corps (WAC) Basketball Game

WAC Basketball Game

January 1944

About 150,000 women served in Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC) detachments...

Tags: Basketball | South Carolina | Women | World War II
British Captain Colin Montgomery

Captain Colin Montgomery

November 16, 1944

Captain Colin Montgomery, brother of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, was Chaplain of the British Hospital Ship "Dorsetshire"...

Tags: Chaplains | Health | Ships | South Carolina | World War II
Beach Landing Training

Beach Landing Training

1943

The Charleston Port of Embarkation hosted a variety of activities during the war, including army beach landing training...

Tags: Military Operations | South Carolina | World War II
Loading Ammunition at the Charleston Port of Embarkation

Loading Ammunition

March 1, 1944

Dock workers at the Charleston Port of Embarkation load ammunition on a supply ship bound for Europe...

Tags: Ammunition | South Carolina | World War II
Wounded Soldiers Aboard Hospital Ships

wounded soldiers

1943-1944

Wounded soldiers were often transported back to the United States from battlefields all over the world in hospital ships...

Tags: Health | Ships | Soldiers | South Carolina | World War II
U.S. Hospital Ships

U.S. Hospital Ships

1944

Wounded soldiers were often transported back to the United States from battlefields all over the world in hospital ships...

Tags: Health | Ships | South Carolina | World War II
Segregation at the Memphis Train Depot

Memphis Train Depot

ca. 1944

Despite their service in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II, black soldiers were still required to purchase train...

Tags: African Americans | Railroads | Tennessee | World War II