1941 - 1945

Mail Bag

After mail was sorted and distributed to army units, it still had to get to soldiers out in the field. The large number of letters and small packages required a durable bag. Official mail bags were made from heavy canvas. This one is a burlap sack. Marked US MAIL, it was for temporary use near the front lines and likely abandoned where is was last used. Found in 1st Infantry Division trenches near Laufenburg Castle outside of Aachen, Germany.


Unit1st Division
Date1941 - 1945
ConflictWorld War II - Germany, Aachen
RightsFirst Division Museum
Citation"Mail Bag." First Division Museum. Accessed September 29, 2022, https://www.fdmuseum.org/collections/mail-bag/.


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