P.O. Box 1142

P.O. Box 1142 (HM1CVZ)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22308
Country: United States of America

N 38° 42.945', W 77° 3.095'

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1942-1946

— Alexandria, Va —

This flagpole is dedicated to the veterans of P.O. Box 1142 who served this country as members of two military intelligence service (MIS) programs during World War II. Their top secret work here at Fort Hunt not only contributed to the allied victory, but also led to strategic advances in military intelligence and scientific technology that directly influenced the Cold War and space race. The MIS-X program communicated with American military personnel held captive by the enemy axis forces and attempted to coordinate their escape. The larger MIS-Y program carried out the interrogation of nearly 4,000 enemy prisoners of war and scientists who were processed at this camp.
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 8:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 321632 N 4287231
Decimal Degrees38.71575000, -77.05158333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.945', W 77° 3.095'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 56.70" N, 77° 3' 5.70" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8999 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria VA 22308, US
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