1942-1943 TRUK Is – JAPAN..WW2 JAPANESE OCCUPATION .. [21729]


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WW2 c1942-43 Japanese printed military stationary on thick Buff card to Yamaguchi Tsuruko, 1438 Yatsu, Tsudanuma Town, Chiba-gun, Japan from soldier Yamaguchi Hiroshi, c/o Yokosuka Post Office, U 54 U 62 Natsu Shima, Truk Island / No 4 Munitions Divison and with oval chop of Ozawa the censoring officer…Truk Island in the Caroline Is group was established as a Base for the Imperial Japanese Navy 4th Flotilla & strategically important. In Feb ’44 US forces attacked with the aftermath leaving the Japanese with a broken Line of communication to service themselves or Japanese forces operating further west. See:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Hailstone

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