This web page, published by the Military Postal History Society, contains images of the single frame Wake Island Mail exhibit pages created by the late Al Kugel. This exhibit was created by, and is the property of the late Al Kugel, and is being supplied by his heirs as a courtesy to the Military Postal History Society.
The purpose of this exhibit is to show the various types of mail that were sent to and from Wake, including ship’s letters, covers from the Pan Am flights, contractors’ mail and military covers. Two of the very elusive pieces of Japanese occupation mail are shown, as well as examples of civilian internee and Marine POW items from the wartime period.
To view the text within these images, see: web page containing the text content of the exhibit frame.
Introduction -- Earliest Recorded Use -- Earliest Flight Cover -- Pan-Am Survey Flight -- Air Mail Special Delivery Cover -- 'Mailed at Wake Island' Cachet -- Wake Island Printed Cachets -- Contractors' Mail -- Marine Mail -- Internee and Prisoner of War Mail -- Japanese Occupation Mail -- Surrender Plea Flight