V-Mail facsimile letter
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.
TO: Dr. T. Tetrius Noble
Old Garden Road
FROM: (Sender’s new permanent address)
Paul S. Gallaway, WOJG
221st AGF Band
APO 357, c/o Postmaster
San Francisco, Calif.
PLEASE ADDRESS ME AS SHOWN BELOW UNTIL OTHERWISE ADVISED . . .