Secret location (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Feb. 28, 1943
Lt (jg) R. S. Yegerlehner MC USNR
A.P.O. 43
% Postmaster
San Francisco Calif

Dear Mother,

When writing use the above address until further notice. The Navy 224 would be OK but this may be a little faster. I’ve been able to write almost every day this past week but before that several days there just wasn’t a chance.

Our location is very much a secret so we will just try to keep it that way. I still have the job of helping to censor the mail and we are more particular than before.

My pay accounts were left at the

[page 2] old place so no money will be drawn to be sent home by check or money order as before so pay day is just another day and most of the days are rainy days with sunshine in between.

This location will keep the guessers busy for some time – seems at first they had fun guessing so they can start all over again. When things do open up that was more can be told I can write more interesting letters but for the time being it’s just words to let you know we are able to write each day.

Hope these letters are getting thru OK
Lot of Love
Daddy

______________________________

History of APO 43

History of APO 43

I had a little difficulty tracking down APO numbers but eventually I found them! APOs were traditionally the postal numbers used by the Army. If you need to find a World War II APO, here is a good place to find one:
http://www.7tharmddiv.org/docrep/Location%20of%20APOs%201942-1947.pdf

And thank you to the 7th Armored Division for posting this 1947 pamphlet from the Army Postal Service.

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Post originally found at: https://genealogylady.net/2014/01/19/secret-location-roscoe/

2 thoughts on “Secret location (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “This location will keep the guessers busy for some time – seems at first they had fun guessing so they can start all over again.” But is was maddening and stressful…having no idea where loved ones were.

    That APO document is amazing….shows how deeply one can drill down on the Internet.

    Reply

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