V-Mail. Envelope and Printed Illustration: "Merry XMAS 1944 -- U.S.S. Fulton" From: "Jimmy," November 22, 1944.

Greetings sent to Reap's parents "Mr. & Mrs. James Reap, Sr.,"  in Berwick, Pa.  A printed illustration of the U.S.S. Fulton and other ships at dock.  Illustration surrounded by ivy/holly with Christmas greeting at top and "1944," below the illustration, written in individual bells hanging  hanging on ivy.

Envelope, Front: Return Address printed "War & Navy Departments V--Mail Service -- Official Business" Circular postmark black stamp "Postal Service No. 1 Dec 9 1944 3:30 PM" Penciled on envelope back,  "Dec 11"

"Victory Mail, more commonly known as V-Mail, operated during World War II to expedite mail service for American armed forces overseas. . . V-Mail used standardized stationery and microfilm processing to produce lighter, smaller cargo. . ." From: 'Victory Mail: Online Exhibit.' Smithsonian. National Postal Museum.

Main Author: Reap, James Domenico, Jr.
Format: Letter
Language: English
Published: 1944
Online Access: https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:403233