Vintage Family Second World War Two Postcards Sent by Italian Family Members with Postmarks & Messages Home
Below are images of seven Second World War postcards, with postmarks and messages, from family members and friends during their Basic Training before being shipped off to either Europe or the Pacific to fight the Axis powers.

When a stamp was used it is for 1-cent and the messages are heartfelt and interesting. They are from mostly the Italians who grew up in central Los Angeles, just East of Downtown, and second generation Americans. My Grandfather was born in Los Angeles in 1905 and raised in the Los Angeles district called Little Italy, which is now Chinatown…Click to Enlarge…

Enlargeable image of World War Two postcard from Great Uncle Henry Olivas, Third Army, 5th Armored Division, Europe, sent from Camp Cooke during basic training to family in Los Angeles. Enlargeable image of writing on World War Two postcard from Great Uncle Henry Olivas to his nephew in Los Angeles during basic training for 5th Armored Division in Europe at Camp Cooke.
Enlargeable image of World War Two postcard from a family friend Charlie Zuppardo to Grandmother Ida Guiffrida in Los Angeles from a friend at Basic Training before shipped off to fight the war. Enlargeable image of World War Two postcard from family friend Charlie Zuppardo to Grandmother Ida Guiffrida in Los Angeles during Basic Training before being shipped off the fight the war.
Enlargeable image of front of postcard from Great Uncle Tony Guiffrida to family in Los Angeles before shipped off to fight with the 32nd Red Arrow Division in New Guinea and the Philippines. Enlargeable image of writing on postcard from Great Uncle Tony Guiffrida to his nephew during Basic Training at Camp Roberts in Central California before being shipped off to fight with the 32nd Red Arrow Division in New Guinea and the Philippines.
Enlargeable image of front of World War Two postcard with Generals Eisenhower & Montgomery that was purchased in France during the war by Great Uncle Henry Olivas of the 5th Armored Division, Third Army, but never sent and found in a box 40 years later. Enlargeable image of back of World War Two postcard with French words describing the front with Generals Eisenhower & Montgomery in conference. The postcard was purchased by Great Uncle Henry Olivas, 5th Armored Division, Third Army, but never sent and was found in a box 40 years later.
Enlargeable image of World War Two postcard sent from Fort MacArthur in Southern California by Private Henry Olivas, 5th Armored Division, Third Army, Europe, to his brother Grandfather Pete Olivas before being shipped off the fight the war in Europe as a tank officer. Enlargeable image of World War Two postcard sent by Great Uncle Henry Olivas from Fort MacArthur in Southern California before being shipped off the fight in Europe for Patton's 5th Armored Division, Third Army.
Enlargeable image of World War Two postcard sent from San Diego U.S. Naval Training Station by Great Uncle Jimmy Frumento to family in Los Angeles. Writing on World War Two postcard sent from U.S. Naval Training Station in San Diego by Great Uncle Jimmy Frumento to family members Grandparents and family members in Los Angeles.
Enlargeable image of World War Two postcard sent by Great Aunt Josephine Guiffrida from Camp Callan near San Diego to family members in Los Angeles as her husband was in Basic Training. Enlargeable image of writing on World War Two postcard sent by Great Aunt Josephine Guiffrida to her sister, Grandmother Ida, in Los Angeles.