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Now What: War Brides
10/25/2011
What was the 1945 War Brides Act?

Q. My aunt arrived in the United States July 1, 1948, aboard the USS General Taylor. In the Manifest of Alien Passengers for that ship, the immigration inspector notes that she is “Admitted under Act of Dec. 28, 1945 ‘PL 271’” What does this notation mean?

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