Tag Archives: 1944

Message from a Solider: P.F.C. Arthur Zellner

“Hello Hank, Hoping everything is fine. Had a chance to visit Brussels, Belgium. What a place. Everything is as modern as New York. Nite clubs and all, and just as expensive. Everytime I opened my mouth it cost me a … Continue reading

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Message from a Soldier: Bronen Brothers #7

The next Bronen brothers card was mailed September 9, 1944. It is from the batch of newer Bronen cards I got at my club’s show in the beginning of December. Jack mailed the card to their parents from Scott Field … Continue reading

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Private Bunkichi Matsuyoshi and Japanese Americans in WWII

I won the free soldier’s mail card below at an auction at my club’s postcard meeting in September. It actually may have been one I donated, because I don’t like when cards have the recipient’s name crossed out. But what … Continue reading

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Message from a Soldier: Bronen Brothers #6

“Dear Mom + Pop, I still don’t know if I will have time to finish the letter I started yesterday, but I will send one to you, a big one. Love Jack.” Maybe Jack would be able to finish his … Continue reading

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Message from a Soldier: Bronen Brothers #4

The last Bronen card I posted was postmarked February 23, 1944 from Murry to his parents. Several days later, Murry’s brother Jack sent him a postcard from Greensboro, North Carolina. “Dear Murry, nothing doing today, it seems we have the … Continue reading

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Message from a Soldier: Bronen Brothers #3

The next Bronen Brothers card was again mailed from Murray to his parents, but he has since left Peterson Field. As of February 1944, Murray’s new address is at the air base in Mountain Home, Idaho, six months after the … Continue reading

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Message to a Soldier: Arnold Johansen

I usually don’t seek out postcards that go from a sender to someone in the military, but sometime around September 2014 I found multiple cards that were mailed from Arnold Johansen, an Apprentice Seaman at the time this card was … Continue reading

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Message from a Marine: Cpl. Bob Pinkerton

This is a pretty standard card made for the Marine Corps. It was mailed in January 1944 from Camp Le Jeune in North Carolina. I have a couple others just like it, and the backs were completely blank for a┬ámessage: … Continue reading

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Valentine

This Valentine & Sons postcard was postmarked on Valentine’s Day in 1944. Pretty neat! The only thing that could make the back of this card better was if it had a a sweet message on the back!

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Message from a Soldier: Pvt. Cal Knyrim

This card of Marseille was mailed by Pvt. Cal Knyrim from the 325th Engineer Combat Battalion to Pvt. Carl Hill at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in November 1944. “Hi Zeke.- Well kid here I am somewhere in France. I had … Continue reading

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