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 finish their basic 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, all-women 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.