Mother's day V-mail from Joseph Walker, San Francisco, 1944

Contributed by Norway Historical Society


Corp. Joseph Walker sent his mother, Mrs. Arthur Walker, a letter containing the words "Thinking of you on Mother's Day." He sent this through V-mail from his base in San Francisco, California to Norway on April 28, 1944.

V-Mail was used for sending lightweight letters overseas or across the country during wartime. The V in V-mail stands for "victory." Notice on the front bottom the three dots and dash: That is the Morse code for the letter "V.'"

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About This Item

  • Title: Mother's day V-mail from Joseph Walker, San Francisco, 1944
  • Creator: Walker, Joseph
  • Creation Date: 1944-04-28
  • Subject Date: 1944-04-30
  • Town: Norway, San Francisco
  • County: Oxford
  • State: CA, ME
  • Media: Ink and pencil on paper
  • Dimensions: 25.7 cm x 20.5 cm
  • Collection: WWII Collections
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Norway Historical Society
471 Main Street, Norway, ME 04268
(207) 743-7377

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