Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: A method of correspondence developed during World War II that allowed US civilians and military personnel abroad to communicate. The system was based on letter-sheets designed to fold into envelopes, and which allowed only for brief texts. After mailing, V-Mail letters were reviewed by censors, photographically reduced on microfilm, and sent to processing centers overseas where facsimiles were reproduced at one-quarter their original size. These facsimiles were then delivered to the addressee. The system allowed for the reduction of shipping space needed for war materials, and speeded delivery by air rather than by sea. --Getty Art & Architecture thesaurus
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Lewis Paul Bowers World War II Collection
Contents of the Collection The Lewis Paul Bowers World War II Collection is comprised of photographs and various textual materials, including military records, orrders, certificates, and correspondence, primarily related to the World War II experience of Lewis Paul Bowers, a flight navigator on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator ("Rude Nude") of the 307th Bombardment Group, 13th Air Force. There are also some items related to post-war activities as well as personal and family materials. The bulk of the collection...
Ralph H. Lyall World War II Collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Contents of the Collection The Ralph Lyall World War II Collection relates primarily to the World War II service of pilot Ralph H. Lyall, Jr., who served in the China-Burma-India Theater from 1944-1945. The collection is a mix of loose materials and a scrapbook. Loose materials include a 1917 registration card for Ralph H. Lyall, Sr., military orders, certificates, correspondence, citations and recommendations, and records. Some items are photocopies and not original documents. One document from 1950 relates...
James C. Stewart Fighter Ace Collection
Abstract Lt. Col. James C. Stewart (1919-2004) was born in Corona, California. He joined the Army Air Force, graduated from flying school in August 1940, and was assigned to the 56th Fighter Group which was stationed in England during World War II. The collection primarily covers Lt. Col. Stewart's 1943-1966 military service with military records, personal documents, photographs, clippings, assorted ephemera, and films.
Sutherland Family World War II Collection
Collection — Folder 1
Content Description The Sutherland Family World War II Collection is a small collection of visual and textual materials related to the U.S. military service of David H., George L. and John R. Sutherland during World War II.David H. Sutherland's service is documented with a spiralbound notebook with handwritten notes likely from flight training; his certificate of service; a separation qualification record (photocopy); a document clearing his accounts from Hendricks Field, Florida; a V-mail letter...
Kenneth D. Wallace World War II Collection
Overview The Kenneth D. Wallace World War II Collection is comprised of textual and photographic materials primarily relating to Kenneth D. Wallace's military career as a pilot during World War II circa 1940s.
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