Port Surgeon's Division, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation photographs

Abstract

The Port Surgeon's Division, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation photographs (dated 1942-1946; 0.75 cubic feet; 3 boxes) consists of a historical report concerning the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation during World War II and photographs used to illustrate the report.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Port Surgeon's Division, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation photographs
Extent
0.75 Cubic Feet
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care.
United States -- History -- World War, 1939-1945
Arrangement
The collection is arranged in original order.
Finding Aid Author
Sandra Baird
Preferred Citation
65m24: [identification of item], Port Surgeon's Division, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation photographs, 1942-1946, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation was opened in 1942 as a part of the Army command structure and port infrastructure for sending supplies and personnel overseas during World War II. It was the third largest U.S. Army Transportation Corp port of embarkation and handled the sending of troops to North Africa and Italy. During World War I it was activated as Newport News Port of Embarkation. Additionally, the port maintained a historians office. United States Army Signal Corps, Hampton Roads, Virginia. United States Army Signal Corps Photograph Collection, Hampton Roads Embarkation Series, 1942- 1946. United States Army Signal Corps, Hampton Roads, Virginia. Library Of Virginia, n.d. Web. 31 May 2011. http://www.lva.virginia.gov/exhibits/treasures/arts/art-m12.htm.
Scope and Content
The Port Surgeon's Division, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation photographs (dated 1942-1946; 0.75 cubic feet; 3 boxes) consists of a historical report concerning the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation during World War II and photographs used to illustrate the report. The report contains descriptions about the geography and layout of the port as well as the responsibilities of the port surgeon during World War II. Statistics are included relating to the number of people passing through the port for each year; the number of tons of medical supplies transported; and tons of meat and dairy products inspected. The two boxes of photos were included to illustrate the report and generally depict the port and activities occurring there, including photos of casualties and prisoners of war.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Historical report, 1942-1946

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Aerial view of piers, railroad yards, and headquarters area in Newport News, undated

  • Box 2, item 1
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Aerial view of Norfolk army base showing warehouses and barracks area for colored troops. Liberty ships at piers are loading as part of a convoy to the Mediterranean, undated

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Aerial view of the piers at the United Nations Depot, undated

  • Box 2, item 3
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Aerial view of Camp Patrick Henry which shows rail yards and troop loading area, undated

  • Box 2, item 4
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First transport of Amphibious Force returning with casualties from the Northwest Africa landings, 1942 June 15-1943 January 1

  • Box 2, item 5
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Navy Corpsmen unloading wounded from the Northwest Africa landings, 1942 June 15-1943 January 1

  • Box 2, item 6-7
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Wounded from Northwest Africa landings being transported to army piers from on board a Navy Power Lighter, 1942 June 15-1943 January 1

  • Box 2, item 8
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Wounded from Northwest Africa landings being transferred from Navy Power Lighter to Army pier by African American Army litter bearers, 1942 June 15-1943 January 1

  • Box 2, item 9
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Ambulant wounded cases from Northwest Africa landings being escorted from Navy Power Lighter by Navy Corpsmen, 1942 June 15-1943 January 1

  • Box 2, item 10
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Wounded from Northwest Africa landings being loaded on a hospital train at the Army pier under the supervision of a non-commissioned officer from the Office of the Port Surgeon, 1942 June 15-1943 January 1

  • Box 2, item 11
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First Army dispensary established in its own building in the Pier Area, Newport News, 1942 June 15-1943 January 1

  • Box 2, item 12
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Administration Building, Station Hospital, Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 13
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Dental Clinics and Dental Laboratory, Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 14
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Medical Processing Buildings, Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 15
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Pre-embarkation innoculations given in Medical Processing Building, Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 16
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Overseas sick and wounded on board an Army Harbor Boat with a nurse, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 17
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Overseas sick and wounded on board an Army Harbor Boat, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 18
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Overseas sick and wounded patients who have just been unloaded from the transport in the background, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 19
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Overseas sick and wounded patients being loaded on board a hospital train, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 20
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Demonstration of a litter lift for representatives of the Army Field Medical Service School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 21
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Two litter cases ready for loading in a litter lift, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 22
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Construction of Disinfestation Plant at the Port. Cylindrical containers in the foreground are Navy submarine net buoys which were adapted for this purpose. In the background is a tobacco disinfestation chamber which was assembled and added to the unit, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 23
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Disinfestation Plant; interior view of tobacco disinfestation chamber, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 24
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Disinfestation Plant. Completed small disinfestation chamber with gauges, charging chamber, ventilating fans, ramp and doors installed, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 25
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Interior view of completed small disinfestation chamber, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 26
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Completed battery of six small disinfestation chambers with a large chamber in the background, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 27
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Medical room at the Disinfestation Plant for the processing of sick and wounded patients, 1943 Januar 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 28
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Loading baskets of clothing in small disinfestation chamber. Each chamber holds three baskets, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 29
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Battery of two field steam disinfestation units maintained for the sterilization of towels and for emergency use whenever complete sterilization was considered desirable, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 30
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German prisoners of war marching from the pier to the Disinfestation Plant, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 31
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German prisoners of war waiting for their turn at the Disinfestation Plant, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 32
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German prisoners of war receiving instructions about the disinfestation procedures, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 33
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German prisoners of war delivering bags of clothing to the attendant just before receiving a hot shower bath, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 34
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Italian prisoners of war getting ready to be sprayed with insecticide, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 35
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German prisoner of war being sprayed with insecticide, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 36-37
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Italian Prisoners of War after bathing and being sprayed with insecticide waiting for the return of their disinfested clothing, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 38
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German Prisoners of War after receiving disinfested clothing, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 39
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German Prisoners of War being processed and finger-printed by the Intelligence Division after completing disinfestation, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 40
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German Prisoners of War after disinfestation and processing, awaiting transport to prison camp, 1943 January 1-1944 January 1

  • Box 2, item 41
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Member of the K-9 Corps at sick call in the Veterinary Hospital, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 2, item 42
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Veterinary officer and enlisted technician inspecting samples of rations prior to shipment overseas, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 2, item 43
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Veterinary Officer and WAC Technician inspecting turkeys prior to shipment overseas, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 2, item 44
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Medical supplies on pier being checked prior to loading for shipment overseas, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 2, item 45
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Packages of hospital mattresses being inspected on pier prior to loading for shipment overseas, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 2, item 46
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Ditching done by Sanitary Companies in Port Area as part of the mosquito control campaign, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 2, item 47
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Member of the Sanitary Company spraying the swamp area at Camp Patrick Henry, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 1
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Women applying for employment waiting for examination at the Industrial Dispensary, Headquarters Area, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 2
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A treatment room at the Industrial Dispensary, Headquarters Area, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 3
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The Navy Hospital Ship, Refuge, docking at Newport News, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 4
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Overseas sick and wounded patients being disembarked from the Navy Hospital Ship, Refuge, by Army litter bearers, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 5
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Overseas patient being disembarked from the Navy Hospital Ship, Refuge, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 6
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Ambulent patients crossing the pier from the ship to the hospital train, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 7
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Loading the hospital train on the pier at Newport News, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 8
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Sick bay on the USS General Anderson, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 9
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WAC Officer from the Port greeting overseas patient on the deck of the USS General Mann, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 10
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Overseas patients on the deck of the USS General Meigs waiting to disembark, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 11
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Overseas patient in a hospital ward car, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 12
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Tattooed overseas patient who has lost an eye, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 13
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Interior view of a fully loaded hospital car, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 14
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Hospital ward car on the pier at Newport News, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 15
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Interior view of a fully loaded Hospital Ward Car, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 16
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Loaded hospital train leaving the pier at Newport News, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 17
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Wounded German Prisoner of War being removed from transport by German Corpsmen, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 18
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Part of a communication zone hospital train which was shipped overseas through the Port, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 19
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Workers from the local chapter of the American Red Cross who distributed refreshments, magazines, cigarettes, etc. to all incoming patients, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 20
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Entrance to the Headquarters Building, Station Hospital, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 21
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The Surgical Ward Building at Station Hospital, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 22
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The Retreat Ceremony at Station Hospital, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 1944 January 1-1945 January 1

  • Box 3, item 23
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Patient in the ship's hospital on the SS Exchequer, 1945 January 1-1946 February 1

  • Box 3, item 24
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Sick bay on the USS General Mann, 1945 January 1-1946 February 1

  • Box 3, item 25
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Litter slide devised by a Navy Officer to assist in debarkation of litter patients from upper decks, 1945 January 1-1946 February 1

  • Box 3, item 26
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Overseas patient being greeted at the pier by a WAC Officer. The litter bearers are from a Sanitary Company assigned to the Port, 1945 January 1-1946 February 1

  • Box 3, item 27
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Debarkation Hospital at Camp Patrick Henry. Ambulances are ready for the transport of patients from the piers to the Hospital, 1945 January 1-1946 February 1

  • Box 3, item 28
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The processing of newly arrived, ambulent, overseas patients at Debarkation Hospital in Camp Patrick Henry, 1945 January 1-1946 February 1

  • Box 3, item 29
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Processing a newly arrived overseas litter patient at Debarkation Hospital, Camp Patrick Henry, 1945 January 1-1946 February 1

  • Box 3, item 30
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Urgent dental care for a newly arrived overseas patient at Debarkation Hospital, Camp Patrick Henry, 1945 January 1-1946 February 1

  • Box 3, item 31
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Dressing the wounds of a newly arrived overseas patient at Debarkation Hospital, Camp Patrick Henry, 1945 January 1-1946 February 1

  • Box 3, item 32
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A newly arrived overseas patient enjoying pin-up girls at Debarkation Hospital, Camp Patrick Henry, 1945 January 1-1946 February 1

  • Box 3, item 33
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A newly arrived overseas patient telephoning his family from the ward at Debarkation Hospital, Camp Patrick Henry, 1945 January 1-1946 February 1

  • Box 3, item 34
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Overseas patients waiting for transfer to general hospitals at Debarkation Hospital, Camp Patrick Henry, 1945 January 1-1946 February 1

  • Box 3, item 35
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Loading the hospital train at Camp Patrick Henry, 1945 January 1-1946 February 1

  • Box 3, item 36
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Loading a patient through the window of a standard Pullman car, 1945 January 1-1946 February 1

  • Box 3, item 37
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Blinded overseas patient en route from Camp Patrick Henry to an Army General Hospital, 1945 January 1-1946 February 1

  • Box 3, item 38
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