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During World War II, V-Mail became a popular way to correspond with a servicemember overseas. V-Mail letters were written on forms that were photographed, put on film, flown across the world and then reproduced at the mail center closest to the recipient's position. The development of the V-Mail system reduced the time it took a soldier to receive a letter by a month, to twelve days or less. V-Mail was very compact, saving space and weight for crucial military supplies on cargo planes
During World War II, V-Mail became a popular way to correspond with a servicemember overseas. V-Mail letters were written on forms that were photographed, put on film, flown across the world and then reproduced at the mail center closest to the recipient's position. The development of the V-Mail system reduced the time it took a soldier to receive a letter by a month, to twelve days or less. V-Mail was very compact, saving space and weight for crucial military supplies on cargo planes.

Today in WW II: 9 May 1941 British Royal Navy captures German submarine U-110, with Enigma cryptography machine onboard. More 
9 May 1943 Japanese troops in Changjiao, Hunan, China kill more than 30,000 civilians and rape thousands of women [Changjiao Massacre, 9-12 May 1943], one of many Japanese war crimes in WW II.
9 May 1945 German officials in Berlin sign a document explicitly surrendering to Soviet forces in the presence of Soviet General Georgy Zhukov.
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Mail call in the barracks at Fort Belvoir, VA, January 1943
Mail call in the barracks at Fort Belvoir, VA, January 1943.

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