Envelope and letter, To: "Dear Mother and Dad" From: "Jimmy," August 31, 1944.
Handwritten letter on V-Mail form with envelope. Author's address "James D. Reap, S 2/c, U.S.N.R.B. Navy 10 Gen. Del. c/o F.P.O. San Francisco, California" Air mail" written on left border of envelope. Circular stamp on lower envelope front, "Passed by Naval Censor" R.C.M. Smudged circular postmark stamp "U.S. Navy Sep 3 1944""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.|