APO Maps

By mapping the locations of the APOs over time, we can visualize the movements of the Army during World War Two. The dynamic map below shows the creation and movement of APOs from 1942 through 1947. The APO locations make visible specific events during the war, such as the build-up of US troops in England, the North Africa campaign, the invasion of Sicily and Italy, D-Day, the advance toward Berlin, and the Pacific Theater advances.

We can also trace the movement of specific units throughout the war. The examples below demonstrate how this information can be mapped.

Unit APOs that have been mapped are linked below, grouped by type of unit and ordered by hierarchy from Army Group to Theater Army to Corps to Division.

European Theater Example

Pacific Theater Example