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Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation Women’s Army Corps

The Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation (HRPE) photographic collection is composed of more than 15,000 photographs taken by the United States Army Signal Corps. and was donated to the Museum in 1946 by Brigadier General John R. Kilpatrick, Commanding Officer of HRPE.

Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, in Newport News was reactivated shortly after the attacks on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and the photographs in the collection document a pivotal time for the nation. 


By Kaitlyn Ridler Christopher Newport University, Class of 2013 Phi Alpha Theta: National History Honor Society Phi Sigma Tau: International Philosophy Honor Society