The Pilot Who Gave All to Save His Crew (ASP V9N7)
Halfway through WWII, Italy changes sides and was divided up between the Allied and the Nazi forces in the north. Each army had a postal service for the troops as well as the Italian postal service.
The whole thing was a recipe for chaos yet somehow, by and large, the mail got through. For a philatelist it is a gold mine with each letter, cover or scrap of paper holding a story of life, death, love and longing.
John Armstrong examines a letter from a young U.S. Air Force pilot to his family, written just before he left for Italy to fight in WWII.
For the full article, refer to V9N7.