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This cover includes a brief note from the Postmaster in Wainwright. It reads: "Wish you a Happy New / Year 1944. / Alva Nashoalook / Postmaster"
Jan. 24, 1944: German bombers sink British hospital ship St. David off Anzio with Hs-293 guided missile; 96 killed, including 2 British nurses.
The US 93rd Evacuation Hospital opens in Anzio and is hit by German shells, injuring a sergeant, the first of many casualties in the Anzio hospitals.