580TH ORDNANCE AMMUNITION COMPANY
ORDNANCE AMMUNITION SECTION
BASE SECTION THREE
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2

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The 580th Ordnance Ammunition Company was an African-American unit based at Calvert Ordnance Depot near Rosewood in southern Queensland during WW2. They went on to later serve in Manila.

The October 1943 Military Phone book for Brisbane shows the following entries:-

BASE SECTION THREE

ORDNANCE (Perry House)

AMMUNITION DIVISION

Capt. Mosher, C.A.

Darra: Ordnance Depot
    Capt. Wineland

Calvert Ordnance Depot:
    Capt Sheriff

The May 1944 Military Phone book for Brisbane shows the following entries:-

BASE SECTION THREE

        ORDNANCE AMMUNITION SECTION

Calvert Ordnance Depot:
    580th Ord. Amm. Co.
        Commanding Officer:
            Capt. Sheriff F.A.

 

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