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FMF LOCAL POST
cover for the WXLR radio station,
Armed Forces Radio Service,
First day of Issue of the 10 cent FMF local post stamp
commemorating the 30th Anniversary of WXLR radio on Ascension Island,
Cover cancelled December 30, 1974, Fort Myers FL.
The FMF LP First Day cancel of crossed American and British flags also depict a reproduction of a "Free for victory, U.S. Armed Forces" design that was used on many WWII soldiers mail instead of postage. There is also a morse code symbol ( ..._ ) for the letter "V" (for Victory).
A 10 cent non pictorial FMF Local Post stamp was also issued
and was placed on the backside of the cover and locally cancelled
with crossed flags of the Unites States of America and the United Kingdom.
Jack Murray tells about the WXLR Station:
If you were on Ascension Island during World War II or worked on the contstruction of the airstrip on the island, I would like to hear from you. Please send an email to Joe Frasketi,:
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Col. James B. Pritchard, USAF(Ret) from Estoril,Cascais,Portugal , wrote me in Jan. 2009 and made this comment:
I was on a B25J enroute to Corsica and landed on Ascension after 7:25 from Natal. "Can't miss it, nothing else like it out there." This was on January 6th 1945. War in Europe ended and flew back to the States, landing again on Ascension for refueling to Natal Brazil. Wideawake radio had a beacon we could track out on for several hours and then pick up Natal Beacon. This, notwithstanding we had a very competent bombardier/navigator on board. Wideawake, during the war changed frequencies every so often as indicated in our secret orders. Seems the German submarines would try to draw us off course once they learned the frequency of Wideawake radio. Ascension was a wonderful haven for fuel starved birds upon which to land. Never have forgotten Ascension and never will.
THANK YOU, AMERICA, FOR REMEMBERING.
During World War II, millions of men and women made countless sacrifices to ensure our freedom, and they will never be forgotten.
On May 29, 2004 the United States Post Office issued the above postage stamp to honor those who served in World War II and it depicts the newly built National World War II Memorial in Washington DC which stands as a tribute to these very deserving heros.
Additional information about this National Memorial can be found at this website:
Another good link I found about war heroes:
The FMF Local Post salutes all the men and women who served their country in World War II. A BIG thank you for helping to make our country the BEST in the world. We also pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country's freedom throughout the history of the United States of America.
Details of the FMF Local Post:
Local Post Collectors Society.
NOTE: this is the NEW official website of the LPCS as of Nov. 2008, please bookmark it and delete the old bookmark.
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