Military History/Troop Ships


Mr. Horrell,
In one of your responses you mentioned that troop ships that departed from Virginia might have joined other troopships that departed from New York.  Was this a common occurance?

Also, do you have any information concerning the units on the troop ships?

Thanks so much for your help,

Jimmy Pitts

Dear Sir,
       Thank You for your follow-up.  In it you typed "In one of your responses you.......this a common occurance [sic]?"   Yes.
       In your follow-up you typed " do you have any information concerning the units on the troop ships?"  Yes.
       Good Luck with your quest.

   Richard V. Horrell
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Richard V. Horrell


Can answer: World War Two. Specifically, the troop transport ships that took US Military Personnel overseas & returned them to the US, 1941-47. Also, unit history of US Army QM, Signal, MP, Ordnance, Medical, Transportation & Engineer units that served during WW 2. The more obscure units are my specialty. If you have the APO that a Veteran sent letters from or received letters at, I can look up the history of that APO.


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