In New York City, piles of Christmas packages meant for American servicemen who have been listed as missing or killed in action await for “Return to Sender” stamps, 1944. You can see the words “missing” or “deceased” stamped on some of the packages on the bottom of the photograph.
“Return to Sender” Christmas Packages, 1944
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