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World War II Patriotic cover
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paper; ink; adhesive
8.9 x 16.5 cm (3.5 x 6.5 in.)
Covers & Associated Letters
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July 31, 1943
"American Heroes Of World War II
Gen. Eisenhower led the North Africa campaign.
Colin P. Kelly sank the first Japanese battleship.
Meyer Levin was Kelly's unfailing bombardier.
Jimmy Doolittle led the air raid on Japan.
Robert Niedzwiecki, first soldier killed at Hawaii.
Capt. Joe Foss is champion "ace" of this war.
John Bulkley, PT hero at Philippines.
Douglas MacArthur foiled Japs at Bataan.
Gen. Clark prepared the North African invasion... Capt. Wheless ...
Gen. Clare Chenault ... Barney Ross ... Gen. Patton ... Maj. Demarest
and Lt. Gottlieb ... Maj. John Roosevelt ... Gen. Eichelberger ...
Pvt. Albert Schmidt ... Gen. Wainwright ... Adm. Halsey ...
Adm. Callaghan ... Capt. Seligman ..."
A three-cent United States Scott 901 is affixed. The cover is postmarked United, Pennsylvania, July 31, 1943. The cachet was published by an obscure maker named Shane.
World War II (1939-1945)
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