1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 10, 2022 11:49 AM by Julia Jennings-Jarrell

    Seeking records of Charleston Point of Embarkation

    Robert Machuga Adventurer

      My father's Army unit, the 15th Replacement Battalion, departed from the Charleston Point of Embarkation (POE) on December 26,1942 aboard the U.S.S. Hermitage.  My father was bound for Australia and the Southwest Pacific Area during World War II.  I read that the Charleston POE had been previously called the Charleston Ordnance Depot.  Where was the actual location of the Charleston POE in Charleston, South Carolina?  Is there any way to find out where the soldiers were staged before shipping out?