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Wartime Letters73 of 78WW1 Letter written by Ace Pilot Rickenbacker to MIA pilot's Mother1777 - The British Are Coming!
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Posted 7 years ago

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I recently acquired several items from a soldier who served in WW2 in the 801st Military Police (MP) Battalion.

The highlite for me were these envelopes that each had a hand drawn picture of a provocatively dressed woman. The envelopes were mailed in 1944, while the unit was in Australia. The style is similar to WW2 airplane nose art. The lettering on the envelopes looks like it was done by a draftsman, but I have no information on who he was. He was certainly a great friend of PVT Sorrells and must have kept unit morale high.

In addition to the envelopes, I was able to get several photographs, paperwork and other drawings.

The 801st was a Pacific theater unit activated at Fort Ord in 1942. The unit participated in the New Guinea and LuzonCampaigns. It was inactivated in 1946 in the Phillipines.


  1. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks jojomang and VintageArgentina.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks, marcobabe13-- be sure to check out my other trench art items.

  3. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks, Vontrike.

  4. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks Lisa, ivethx and walksoftly.
  5. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks justin.
  6. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks scandinavian and ThriftyGypsy.

  7. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks for looking and the love, vintagemad.

  8. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks for looking solver.

  9. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    See my other items for other military related artwork.

  10. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks official.

  11. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks tom.

  12. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks again petey!


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