August 6, 1945 U.S.S. Athanasia Cover w/ 3 Page Letter (Hiroshima Date)

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Good cancellation date. Great letter.

Titled "Jungle Jollies" Lieutenant Dan Paul describes some of his life aboard the Athanasia. The 3 page letter includes the following topics of interest:

  • Trip from Mobil to Panama
  • Panama to Pearl Harbor
  • A lunch meeting with Admiral David Worth Bagley (and his Mangoes)
  • Pearl Harbor to Okinawa
  • Provisioning the Pacific fleet
  • Meeting a local Raleigh, NC acquaintance in Okinawa
  • and more

Hand signed and dated August 4, 1945. Two days before the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.



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