Military Postcards, United States

A Big Bang Out of Army Life! [1944 – Camp McFearson/ Atlanta, Georgia]

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Is Private W.E. Prince coming or going? He mentions being stationed soon, but this postcard was sent relatively late in the war.

During World War II, Camp McPherson served as a major intake and discharge point for servicemen and women. Later renamed “Fort McPherson,” the Atlanta, Georgia installation has a long and storied past, a prominent participant in U.S. Army history from the Civil War up through the 21st century.

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Saturday 7:30 P.M.

Well I’m still in Georgia. Will be here untill Mon I guess. How is everybody? I am fine. Will write when I get stationed.

Evans

From: PVT W.E. Prince
Camp McFearson, GA

To: Mrs. W.E. Prince
c/o Armour Mince
R#1 Columbia, Tenn.

Postmark: Atlanta, Georgia – Oct 1, 1944

Image: WWII Comic Postcard “I’m getting a big bang out of army life!”

About Camp McPherson

During the First World War, Camp McPherson housed foreign prisoners of war, mostly Germans. Fort McPherson was closed in 2011 due to the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission, and its tenant units were moved to other installations.

Mary Adair (right) takes an examination at Fort McPherson June 20, 1942, for entrance into the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) Officers Candidate School. Fort McPherson has seens its share of evolution in the Army in its 126 year existence, serving Soldiers in the Spanish-American War, both World Wars, Korea and Vietnam among other conflicts. Times have changed a great deal since the post first opened its gates in 1885, with changes such as the creation of the WAAC and its integration into the regular Army.
Mary Adair (right) takes an examination at Fort McPherson June 20, 1942, for entrance into the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) Officers Candidate School.

Fort McPherson History (U.S. Army website).

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