The 6888th at Fort Oglethorpe

A Permanent Exhibit and Education Program

In 1945, 855 women arrived at the Third Army Women's Army Corps Training Center at Fort Oglethorpe Georgia to complete their overseas training for a one-of-a-kind mission: clear a two-year backlog of mail for American G.I.'s in Europe.

The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was the only all-African American Women's Army Corps unit to serve overseas during World War II. Stationed in Birmingham, England and Paris, France, the soldiers successfully sorted and delivered over 17 million pieces of backlogged mail.

The museum is developing a permanent exhibit and educational program about the 6888th in Fort Oglethorpe to honor the service of these extraordinary women. Part of that process is collecting stories about the women who served. 

04/06/2020

6th Cavalry Museum Receives National Park Service African American Civil Rights History Grant for 6888th Project

Grant will help fund the installation of a permanent exhibit at the museum and the development of an education program for the region's middle and high school students. READ MORE . . . 

02/15/2020

"The Six Triple Eight" Premier Draws Big Crowd to University of Tennessee in Chattanooga on February 13

The Chattanooga premier of "The Six Triple Eight" at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga drew a huge crowd to the University Center Auditorium. The free screening was sponsored by UTC, Groove 93 and Power 94, and the Chattanooga Times Free Press. READ MORE . . .