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Traveler Handstamps

Washington D.C.

Free APO cover mailed by member of 2nd Armored Division on way to invasion of North Africa.

Mail was held in Washington to prevent any possible security compromise until after the invasion (landing occurred on Nov. 8, 1942) and introduced into the mail system on November 11, 1942. Also note usual Army censor handstamp.

Judging from other covers in collection this mark was only used for Invasion of North Africa.

Updated: 5 May 2004
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