Tag Archives: 1942

Message from a Soldier: Sgt. K. Rowe

“Hello folks, Met Miss Texas, Michigan + Chicago today of the beauty contest. They came over to squadron headquarters to visit our outfit. If I can find time will send you a picture of them and also the winner of … Continue reading

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1st Solo

This Keep ‘Em Flying card is a play on the pilot’s 1st solo flight. Another fellow on the card is protesting to a superior, “But sir- his mother never lets him out alone!” The sender of this card, Bill Adams, … Continue reading

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Message from a Soldier: Pvt. William Compel

This “Mess Call” card from the Bugle Call Series was mailed with a funny message by Private William Compel of New York City to Miss Lillian Compel: “These are the kinds of waitresses we have at the Base Restaurant! Oh … Continue reading

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Swing Dance

Unfortunately it has been days since I posted, even though it feels like I did one yesterday! This card reminds me of the dancing scene from “A League of Their Own” below. It looks like the people dancing in the … Continue reading

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Red Cross Shoes Postcard #2

Here is my latest and 2nd addition to my Red Cross Shoes advertising collection. The front as you can see has different styles of Red Cross Shoes, and the back is advertising for Ramson Shoes in Flushing, Long Island, “devoted … Continue reading

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Military Christmas Soldier’s Mail

Private Carl Lorraine mailed this card to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sanders from Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. It was postmarked December 22, 1942, so Carl most likely spent his Christmas at camp. The front shows a sailor and two soldiers singing … Continue reading

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Camp Hood, Texas

Camp Hood, known today as Fort Hood, is located in Texas and was opened in September of 1942. The postcard above was mailed 9 months later in June of 1943. General John Bell Hood, a Confederate officer during the Civil … Continue reading

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Greetings from Ocean City

Just a quick post today of a linen “Greetings from Ocean City” postcard since today would have been the perfect beach day! The card was mailed in 1942. Of particular note are the Flanders Hotel in the T and Music … Continue reading

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U.S.S. Roper

The U.S.S. Roper was a destroyer built in 1918 and used in World War II before being sold and scrapped in 1946. This card was mailed in July of 1942, and the sender noted that he should have sent this … Continue reading

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Allentown Paper Show Findings

The Allentown Paper Show yesterday was AMAZING!! I got a lot of great cards, and also great Chicago World’s Fair memorabilia. “Best Wishes for a Happy Hallowe’en.” Published by Wolf and pretty sure this is Clapsadde. It was mailed in … Continue reading

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