A.P.O. 711

Item

Maurice_WWII027_a.jpg
Maurice_WWII027_b.jpg

Title

A.P.O. 711

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

Creator

Maurice, Alfred P., ‏ 1921-

Date

1944-11-14

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
In Copyright: Hamersly Library has determined, as of 05/14/2020, this item is in copyright, which is held by Alfred P. Maurice.

Type

Image; StillImage

Coverage

Lae (Papua New Guinea)

Citation

Maurice, Alfred P., ‏ 1921-, “A.P.O. 711,” Omeka @ WOU, accessed September 19, 2021, https://omeka.wou.edu/document/995.