2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 25, 2020 12:53 AM by genseeker

    Seeking what 561 PORT CO TC means on headstone

    genseeker Newbie

      Hi, I am trying to find the meaning of “561 PORT CO TC (the C could possibly be an O) WORLD WAR II” This phrase appears on a headstone I am  researching. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!

        • Re: Seeking what 561 PORT CO TC means on headstone
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Waller,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          The inscription on the headstone “561 PORT CO TC” means the 561st Port Company, Transportation Corps. In case you are interested in learning more about the unit, we searched National Archives Catalog and located the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917-1985 (Record Group 407) that may include records of the 561st Port Company during WWII. For information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


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          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


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