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Alien enemies-misc., military police-personnel, training, camp structure, camp closure, alien enemy-employment, alien enemies-Hawaiian
(1941-1944)

Alien enemies-misc., military police-personnel, training, camp structure, camp closure, alien enemy-employment, alien enemies-Hawaiian 1941-1944,   pp. [1]-[51]


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REPRODUCED AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
"Reprint of notice which appeared IN THE POSTAL ]BULLETIN OF NOVEMBER 13, 1942"
INSTRUCTIONS OF SECOND ASSISTANT POSTMASTER GENERAL
INTERNATIONAL MAILS
Mailings of Parcels to Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees
Confined in Enemy Occupied Countries
The Board of Economic Warfare, Office of. Export Control, has issued a
general license known as "G-PW-2," authorizing the exportation, by mail
only, of gift parcels addressed to members of the armed forces of the United
States and the Allied Nations who are prisoners of war in enemy occupied
countries, and to civilians of the United States and the Allied Nations who
are interned in enemy occupied countries. Persons desiring to send parcels
under the general license may do so in accordance with the following pro-
visions-WITHOUT APPLYING TO THE BOARD OF ECONOMIC
WARFARE FOR AN EXPORT LICENSE.
1. Parcels shall not exceed 11 pounds gross weight, or 18 inches in length,
or 42 inches in length and girth combined. These restrictions are designed
to conserve shipping facilities for the transportation of war materials.
(See POSTAL BULLETIN of April 20, 1942.)
2. One parcel only may be sent to each prisoner of war or civilian internee
in each calendar 60-day period.
3. The contents of each parcel shall be listed on Customs Declaration
Form 2966, which may be obtained at the post office, and must be affixed
on the outside of the parcel at the time of mailing. In the event the post
office does not have available a copy of Form 2966, the contents of the parcel
may be listed on a piece of paper to be attached to the parcel.
4. Parcels addressed to members of the armed forces of the United States,
who are prisoners of war, or to nationals of the United States who are
interned in enemy occupied territory, must bear an official label which will
be furnished in duplicate by the Provost Marshal General's Office, War
Department, Washington, D. C., without request, to the next of kin or the
person designated by the prisoner or internee as his beneficiary. These
labels will contain the name and address of the prisoner or internee, will
bear a Provost Marshal General's Office form number, and will state the
calendar 60-day period in which it is valid for use. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE
FOR THE DESIGNATED BENEFICIARIES OR NEXT OF KIN TO
SEND PACKAGES TO PERSONS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN OFFI-
CIALLY RECOGNIZED AS PRISONERS OF WAR OR INTERNEES.
The next of kin or the beneficiary may transfer the labels to another person
for use in mailing parcels, but the name of the sender shall be written in
ink on such labels in the space provided therefor. One of the labels, prop-
erly filled in by the sender, must be pasted on the outside of the parcel, and
the other label shall be placed inside with the contents. The general license
number "G-PW-2" must be printed on-the labels. (Due to lack of trans-
portation facilities to South Pacific destinations, labels for prisoners of war
and civilian internees confined in that area will not be issued at this time.
When facilities are available to transport packages to Japan and Japanese
controlled territory, labels will be issued to the next of kin without request.)
5. In the case of parcels addressed to nmembers of the armed forces of
the British Empire or to interned civilians who are nationals of the British
Empire, the label issued by their respective Governments to the next of kin
or other designated beneficiary of the prisoner of war or interned civilian
must be affixed on the outside of the parcel by the sender.
6. In the case of parcels addressed to members of the armed forces of
any of the United Nations (except the United States and the British Empire)
who are prisoners of war in Germany or German controlled territory, and
parcels addressed to nationals of the United Nations (except the United
States and the British Empire), who are interned in Germany or German
controlled territory, the sender must affix on the outside of the parcel the
proper label issued by the German authorities to the prisoner or internee
designated on such label.
7. In the case of parcels addressed to members of the armed forces of
any of the United Nations (except the United States and the British Empire)
who are prisoners of war in Italy or Italian controlled territory, and parcels
addressed to nationals of any of the United Nations (except the United
States and the.British Empire), who are interned in Italy or Italian con-
trolled territory, a certification in the following form must be written or
pasted on the outside of the parcel by the sender:
I certify that the prisoner of war (or civilian internee) to whom this
parcel is addressed is personally known by me to be at the address
given and I have mailed no other parcel to this prisoner (or civilian
internee) within the sixty days prior to this date. and to my knowledge
no other package has been mailed to this prisoner (or civilian internee)
in such period.
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The signature and address of the sender must be written in ink.
8. In all cases the senders of parcels must write in ink under the address
the following:
General License "G-PW-2"
VIA NEW YORK, NEW YORK
475098.* (Ed. 31,000.)
9. Parcels shall not contain any of the following:
(a) Food of any type (except as specifically listed in following
graph 10).
(b) Medical supplies of any type (except Vitamin tablets in
board containers).
(c) Articles in glass containers.
(d) Articles in hermetically, vacuum, or soldered sealed tins.
(e) Articles in collapsible tin tubes such as shaving cream or
paste.
(f) Written or printed matter of any kind.
10. Subject to the limitations of paragraph 9, the following article!
may be included in gift parcels exported under general license:
Tobacco and Smoking Accessories
Smoking tobacco.
Chewing tobacco.
Cigarette tobacco.
Tobacco pouches.
Pipes.
Cigarette holders (except paper).
Cigarette cases (nonmetallic).
Toilet Articles
Washing powder.
Medicated soap.
Bath soap.
Towels, bath and face.
Wash cloths.
Tooth powder (in nonmetallic containers).
Tooth brushes.
Combs (nonmetallic).
Brushes, scrubbing.
Hair brushes (nonmetallic).
Clothing brushes.
Safety razor.
Safety razor blades.
Shaving brushes.
Talemn powder (in nonmetallic containers).
Styptic pencils.
Shaving soap cakes and powder.
Small mirrors.
Items for Women
Wool hose.
Safety pins.
Small mirror.
Ribbon.
Hair nets and pins.
Knitting needles (nonmetallic).
Crochet needles (nonmetallic).
Crochet thread.
Knitting yarn.
Elastic.
Blouses.
Skirts.
Dresses.
Toilet articles except liquids (in nonmetallic
containers).
Cleansing tissues.
Camphor ice (cardboard containers).
Sanitary supplies for feminine hygiene.
Orange sticks.
Items for Children
All kinds of clothing and shoes.
Crayons.
Small indestructible wooden toys.
Sports and Games
Playing cards.
Checkers.
Chess.
Cribbage
Ping pong or table tennis sets.
Softballs.
Baseballs.
Footballs.
Softball or baseball gloves.
This is to be added to section 71
Official Postal Guide.
Cloth ing
Socks.
Sock supporters.
Belts.
Sport shorts for athleties.
Shirts (Regular Army or Navy if prise
war).
Slacks (Regular Army or Navy if pris(
War).
Underwear.
Gloves.
Handkerchiefs.
Mufflers.
Light sweaters.
Shoes.
Shoe laces.
Insoles.
House slippers.
Bathrobes.
Pajamas.
Nightgowns.
Suspenders.
Afiscellaneous Items
Chewing gum.
Shoe polish in tins.
Toothpicks.
Nail clippers.
Wallets.
Pocketbooks.
Mending kits (no scissors included).
Sewing kits (no scissors included).
Buttons (nonmetallic).
Hair clippers.
Vitamin tablets in cardboard containers.
Food Items
Processed American or Swiss cheese (wral
cellophane).
Dried prunes, raisins, or apricots, peacl
apples (in one-pound or one-half poun
phane packages).
Dried soups (in cellophane bags).
Cereals of the Farina or Cream of Whe
(cardboard containers).
Dried skim milk (in one or one-half poun
phane bags).
Nuts-only pecans, Brazil nuts, or pear
in shell or salted (cellophane bags).
Plain or chocolate powdered malted n
press-in top tins or boxes or in cellophm
not in excess of one pound.
Malted milk tablets in cellophane bags c
board boxes not in excess of 500 tablets.
Dried noodles, macaroni, or spaghetti ib
board boxes.
Dried (chipped) beef wrapped in clear wa:
or cellophane not in excess of one poun
Coffee in plain bags not in excess of one
Tea-bulk (loose) in one-fourth (4) or o
(h ) pound bags or cardboard boxes.
Cocoa in press-in top cans or cellophane b
in excess of one-half ( 4) pound.
Sugar in paper bags or cardboard boxes
excess of one pound.
on page 55 of Part II of the cu
Any valid outstanding individual export license issued by the Boa
Economic Warfare authorizing the exportation of articles to memb(
the armed forces of the United Nations who are prisoners of war
civilians interned in enemy occupied territory who are nationals o
United Nations is not invalidated by this general license and may be
by the licensee for the purpose of sending such gift parcel as is coverf
the license to the prisoner or internee designated on it.  These indiN
export licenses must be taken up by the post office when the parcel is n.
and returned to the Office of Exports, Board of Economic Warfare, \
ington, D. C., when the shipment is completed.
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 942


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