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If I read it correctly I see APO 758 which aligns with 7th Army Headquarters. Would it be possible to trace a Colonel to 7th Army Headquarters? I realize there were many units that made up 7th Army

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I think APO 667 was in southern France, with 748 being more northern France, 1945. I'm sure that both would have been aligned to the 7th Army. Thinking he was in the same role in a different Port Headquarters. I didn't do any searching on APO 748, but with some google searching you should get a French city, and from there should be able to find a nearby Port HQ.

Any idea what's written at the very bottom? Below the APO?

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I think APO 667 was in southern France, with 748 being more northern France, 1945. I'm sure that both would have been aligned to the 7th Army. Thinking he was in the same role in a different Port Headquarters. I didn't do any searching on APO 748, but with some google searching you should get a French city, and from there should be able to find a nearby Port HQ.

Any idea what's written at the very bottom? Below the APO?

 

Mostly illegible. The beginning looks like P.M so maybe post marked (and the date)? Or D.M but not sure what that would mean...

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I am always looking for a "cut tail section". They were common bring backs. I have started to collect photos of German aircraft with the tails cut out, because I just can't get my hands on a real tail.

If any one can point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Mostly illegible. The beginning looks like P.M so maybe post marked (and the date)? Or D.M but not sure what that would mean...

 

 

The "P.M." would stand for 'Postmaster', and in this case would have been part of the man's address. E.g. Name, unit, and then APO 758, PM New York, NY. At least it was probably New York (mail in the Pacific was usually 'PM San Francisco, Calif.' and New York for the ETO.)

 

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Looks great! Bobgee

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I am always looking for a "cut tail section". They were common bring backs. I have started to collect photos of German aircraft with the tails cut out, because I just can't get my hands on a real tail.

If any one can point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Check out www.virtualgrenadier.com. Mike occasionally has tail sections for sale.

 

Good luck.

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