A.P.O. 711

Item

Title
A.P.O. 711
Author
Alfred P. Maurice
Date
11/14/1944
Type
Image; StillImage
Description
WWII-Services/New Guinea.
Ink drawing of a truck filled with a large load of mail bags and soldiers on top, labeled "A.P.O. 711."
Verso: "Nov. 14, 1944. Scene just outside APO #711 while some mail was being brought in and while I was waiting for this truck to leave so ours could pull in and I could load our mail on. For all my labors I got one v-mail letter but also got the satisfaction of not doing any training (asinine stuff that it is)."
Maurice explained that APO stands for Army Post Office and each had a regional number. V-mail was single sheet with a place to write the address on one side and the letter on the other; it would fold up so that it created it's own envelope for mailing.
Maurice.1689
Rights
In Copyright: 2017 -- Hamersly Library knows this item to be in copyright, which is held by Alfred P. Maurice. No permission is required from the rights-holder for educational uses.
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Identifier
995
Coverage
Lae (Papua New Guinea)