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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: 20 Feb 1942 Navy Lt. Cdr. Edward 'Butch' O'Hare of Chicago becomes America's first World War II flying ace. Chicago expanded old Orchard field in 1946, renaming it for O'Hare.  More 
20 Feb 1944 Operation Argument aka 'Big Week' begins; American bombers concentrate on German aircraft manufacturing to lure the Luftwaffe into a decisive battle.
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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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