Fort Story, 1939-1998 (bulk 1939-1945)


items (uncounted) ; in archival 3-ring binder box.
Chiefly press photographs or training photographs created during the period 1939-1945. Includes also V-mail and V-mail postcards to a patient at the Fort Story hospital from February -January 29.
Additional contents: Press photographs from 1954 and 1960 of BARC and LARC, amphibious vehicles at Fort Story. An undated menu from the Fort Story Officers Open Mess. Fort Eustis, Fort Story post guide/directory, 1998.
Fort Story has served numerous purposes since 1914 when the military installation was erected and named for Gen. John Patton Story, a coast artilleryman. During World War I, it joined Fort Wool and Fortress Monroe as the Coast Defenses of Chesapeake Bay. In 1941 Fort Story became headquarters of the Harbor Defense Command. In 1944 the fort began a transition from a coast artillery garrison to a convalescent hospital for returning veterans. Fort Story became an amphibious training facility in 1946, and was transferred to Transportation Training Command, Fort Eustis.

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