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FORUM EDITOR'S NOTE: WE HAVE TAKEN SEVERAL MILITARY CHRISTMAS CARD THREADS AND MERGED THEM INTO ONE.

 

Have a merry...

 

 

'Tis the season!

 

Here are a couple of WWII military Christmas cards I have in my collection.

 

The first is a card furnished by the 3rd Armored Division in 1944.

 

The front:

 

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And the inside:

 

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The second card was furnished by the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Division, also from 1944. Obviously it was printed before the Battle of the Bulge!

 

The front:

 

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And the message inside:

 

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Let's see more!

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I don't know, Bob.

 

I have three from WWII, and one a friend sent me from Iraq, so I have to believe there have been plenty of them made.

 

Part of my reason for posting these is to see what else is out there.

 

Steve

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Use of military message form interesting on this SC PC. The red in the signal flags appears to have been seperatly applied by hand and is flaking off the card. Reverse message shown below.

 

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Here's one I recently won on Ebay.

From the 28th Regiment of the 8th Infantry Div.

 

Friendly regards

Carl

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Well, it is a bit late for Christmas, but here is one I have that I post here and there on the web every year. It is a postcard printed in Paris,1944:

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From my Great Uncle Private Peter George Green USMC in France Christmas 1918.

Bottom of card says H BOUQUET FOR AEF YMCA

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I forgot to post this right after Christmas.

This card came with a group of items that belonged to Ronald F. Konig of Co. F, 18th IR, 1st ID.

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This is a Christmas program printed for the American POW's at Dispatch Camp # 5 at Kawasaki Japan in Dec 1943. The Japanese camp administration actually printed it for them.

 

 

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Here is a Christmas card sent to my wife's Mother from her Nephew Rosario Caltabiano in 1943.

 

He was Killed-in-Action November 27, 1944 at Leyte with Company C of the 11th Airborne.

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Sorry, I am still trying to get a handle on this picture size thing.

 

Here is the inside of the card.

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Here is a Chsritmas card from Joseph C. O'Neill who served on Wake Island , and died as a POW in Japan . He initially was sent to a POW camp in Shanghai China , but later was transferrred to a camp at Osaka, Japan. He died there in January 1944 . There is 2 binders of paperwork. Much of it is post war, relating to the struggle his family experienced to get compensation for his death.

 

He mailed the card in November before the war started.

 

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Neat Christmas Cards everyone. These certainly share another perspective about these Great Americans. This Card is from a 'Trooper from the 506th PIR.

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This one was sent by the YMCA to POW's. This came from a P-51 pilot held at Stalag Luft III:

 

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Here are a couple from my collection. The first is from the German POW camp at Como, Mississippi. It was made in the camp and has the prisoner's name and number on the back. The second was sent to me by my best friend who served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm. It was explained to me that the Desert Shield Christmas card could not contain any religious imagery or wording so as not to offend the Arabs.

 

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Here's one with a story

This X-mas card was sent by Mrs. Mamie Widmer to her beloved son Richard on 19 December 1944. Dick Widmer was a member of HQ Company of the 422nd Infantry Regiment of the 106th "Golden Lion" Division.

19 December was ironically the date of his capture. He was imprisoned at Stalag IVB Muhlberg and VIIIA Gorlitz.
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Carl

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Here is a couple from ARM3c Otis Dennis . He served with Scouting Squadron 6 on the USS Enterprise. During the Pearl Harbor attack, he was in the air. and his plane was damaged. He was later KIA 2/1/42 during the Marshall Island raid.

 

Kurt

 

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