Tag Archives: 1943

Message from a Soldier: Pvt. Arthur Elsasser Jr.

“Hello kids Here is a distant view of our barracks, not ours but what ours looks like. They’re all alike. Just thought I’d let you know we don’t sleep in tents here. They couldn’t be tents, they have glass windows. … Continue reading

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Drew Field

Drew Field was an airfield during World War II in Tampa, Florida. It originally opened as a municipal airport in the late 1920s.┬áThen in 1940, the Army decided to lease Drew Field for 25 years (but in 1946 the federal … Continue reading

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A Moth Leads an Awful Life

I found this card at my last meeting, and I originally passed it over. The front just shows a barge entering the Memphis Terminals in Memphis, Tennessee. But then I read the message on the back: “And then there was … Continue reading

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Message from a Soldier: Corporal (?) Harry Weitz

I have been on a spending spree lately of A.P.O. postmarked soldier’s mail cards between eBay and my club’s meeting a couple weeks ago. Below is one of the recent acquisitions. You can see on the bottom of this card … Continue reading

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Message from a Soldier: Sgt. H.F. Dodge

Sgt. H.F. Dodge described his day relaxing in his office in a card home to his wife in Austin, Texas. I wish I could do this! I especially like the tea + trumpets part! “(No. 1- Cont’d) Hung a “Don’t … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

I have slacked off this week, I know! And there were so many great historical events from this week- the sinking of the Lusitania on May 7, 1915, Germany surrendering on May 7 with VE day on May 8, etc. … Continue reading

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V for V Soldier Canteen

Last weekend I won what might be my new favorite postcard in my collection. I was watching it on eBay for awhile when it was priced at Buy It Now $49.99. I didn’t want to pay that much for it … Continue reading

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