Francis phelan, 21, of 538 7th Ave served four enlistments in the U.S. Army and following this, had placed on probation indefinitely been employed at the Schenectady Army Depot for many years.
Schenectady Army Depot
1918, Schenectady County, Rotterdam. The depot was constructed in 1918 and served the Army during the later months of WW1. After the war it was used as a supply depot for 55 Civilian Conservation Corps Camps. In 1941 the depot was expanded and renamed Service Forces Depot. Mostly the depot shipped motor vehicles to the Port of New York. At its peak it employed 4000 people. Late in WW2 it was renamed again to General Depot. From January 1948 to March 1949 it was a processing station for war dead. In the post war years it was again renamed Army Depot. Expanded again during the Korean War. The depot continued operations for a number of years after Korea and then was closed.
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