Tag Archives: World War II

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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Fort Benning, Georgia

Fort Benning’s history goes back to October 1918¬†for basic training during World War I. Per armybases.org– “Today, the Infantry School as well as the permanent buildings that were completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps are still at Fort Benning. In … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Veterans Day

Thank you to all our veterans of the past and present! Without them we wouldn’t be where we are today!

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Message from a Sailor: Frank Laine

“Dearest Patty: How’s your scrap book coming, dear? I’m afraid I’ve just about run out of pictures but will keep on looking. Love Daddy.” I have several cards from Specialist Frank Laine that he sent to his daughter of Hawaii. … 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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8 Year Anniversary

This month marks my 8 year anniversary of postcard collecting. My grandmom passed away in May 2008, and we went through her house and cleaned it out in September 2008, which is when I found the box that would FOREVER … 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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