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#26 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:09 AM

VT-5 pilot captured in February 1942 in the Marshall Islands.

 

 

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#27 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:10 AM

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#28 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:10 AM

US Army Captain captured on Wake Island.

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#29 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:10 AM

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#30 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:11 AM

90th BG crewman captured when his plane was shot down.

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#31 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:11 AM

Civilian captured on Wake Island who died as a POW in Japan in 1945.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:12 AM

Sailor from the sub USS Grenadier who was captured when it was sunk.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:12 AM

Crewman from the sub USS SCULPIN.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:12 AM

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:13 AM

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:14 AM

Letter sent from a POW liberated at Cabanatuan by the 6th Army Rangers ( The Great Raid )

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#37 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:14 AM

That's all of them for now. I will go back later and add more descriptions to the posts.

#38 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:32 AM

If anyone has examples they want to post please do so. This is only a sample of the POW mail in my collection. As I get time I will try to post more of them.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:42 AM

Exceptional, Kurt.  

 

Really enjoyed that.  How on earth did you find that USS Houston cover?  

 

The Chinese material ( especially the Shanghai ) cover is very nice. 



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:55 AM

Great stuff Kurt and very rare. Thanks for showing them!

 

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 06:57 AM

Great presentation & images, Kurt. Thanks for posting. I have the WIA Guadalcanal PH group to McFaul's USMC brother. Small world. Bob



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:54 AM

Thanks Bob

I bought Mcfauls brothers POW mail from the person who first owned the medal group,

Kurt

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 04:48 AM

Wow. Very impressive collection. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 02:38 PM

Thanks!

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 10:33 AM

I find the one stating to ensure insurance premiums are paid interesting, almost like a subtle message that conditions were poor



#46 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 05:00 PM

Believe it or not, I see the "insurance" theme quite often on these cards.

Kurt

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 08:27 AM

Back to the top in memory of the fall of Bataan, April 9, 1942.

 

Kurt



#48 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:18 PM

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:23 AM

Great to see again, Kurt!




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