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V-Mail facsimile letter

Description:

This V-Mail facsimile letter was sent by Warrant Officer Junior Grade Paul S. Gallaway at APO 357 (this APO was located in Okinawa, Japan as of letter's date August 2, 1945) to Dr. T. Tertius Nobel in Rockport, Massachusetts.

Forms like this notified correspondents of an address change. It also reminded civilians to follow the proper APO/FPO addressing standards.

The facsimile, the military’s term for the V-Mail photographic print produced from enlargement of 16 mm microfilm, measured one-quarter the size of the original letter sheet. Depending on the equipment and staffing available at the V-Mail stations around the globe, the facsimiles were either prepared by John Dickinson & Co. machinery (also used for the British Airgraph service) or individually cut, folded, inserted into envelopes, and sealed by hand.

Date:
August 2, 1945
Markings:
Form is filled in by typewriter and is signed “Paul S. Gallaway” in two places.
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 5 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (13.34 x 10.8 cm)
Museum ID:
0.260305.49.23.2
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place of Origin:
JAPAN (constitutional monarchy)
Place of Destination:
Massachusetts
Transcription:

TO: Dr. T. Tetrius Noble

Old Garden Road

Rockport

Massachusetts

FROM: (Sender’s new permanent address)

Paul S. Gallaway, WOJG

W-2129767

221st AGF Band

APO 357, c/o Postmaster

San Francisco, Calif.

PLEASE ADDRESS ME AS SHOWN BELOW UNTIL OTHERWISE ADVISED . . .


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