Word from the front (Roscoe)

After a short internet search, I was able to determine that Navy 224 was the postal code for the Guadalcanal/Solomon Islands area of the Pacific. One interesting thing from the website where I found the postal designations: Navy 224 was never activated, yet Roscoe did use it as his address. So who knows….

If you are interested in looking at Naval Postal Codes from World War II, click here. The Navy used these codes to keep locations classified.

Letter transcription:

Lt.  (jg) Yegerlehner (MC) USNR.

Navy 224
% P.M.
San Francisco Calif. (I think)
Thur Feb – 18

Dear Mother,

Use the above address when writing. None of your mail has come thru since Jan 25, but I hardly expect any for some time. This is the first letter I’ve had a chance to write since Mon. So don’t worry if the mail is spotty as I explained before.

Weather is still very warm during the day but nights are swell – sleep like a log from 7:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. Took a dip in the ocean before breakfast this A.M. and also one after chow last night. Remind me to recommend this as a resort because I don’t believe they come any better.

Will be writing again when time and facilities are better
Love Daddy

©2014 copyright owned and written by Deborah Sweeney
Post originally found at: https://genealogylady.net/2014/01/03/word-from-the-front-roscoe/

1 thought on “Word from the front (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    More of the RSY sense of humor: “Remind me to recommend this as a resort because I don’t believe they come any better.”


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