1942 – 43 TRUK ISLAND – JAPAN…WW2 JAPANESE OCCUPATION… [19707]

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WW2 Circa 1943 Photographic picture postcard showing view of school with inset picture of children studying to Tokyo from Hideo Karasawa U 50 (Truk Is) U 88 (4th Port Depot), with crimson framed Military Mail plus Censored hand stamps with latter having orange oval chop of Hiratuka the censoring officer with interesting message that writer has no access radio is isoloated from news & wants a newspaper sent……………………………………………………………………….
Truk Is. part of & west of the Caroline Is. with it’s natural harbours was one of the main Japanese Naval bases in the South Pacific until Feb 1944 when US Aircraft carrier based planes attacked & destroyed a large quantity of Japanese naval vessels & land based intallations. Mail from Japanese stationed on Truk is rare

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