A classic "Greetings from Miami Beach" postcard from 1942
An iconic, so-called large-letter, "Greetings from Miami Beach" postcard with a World War II spin -- there's a B-17 bomber at upper right, and two men in uniform at lower left.
Military planes occuply the first letter M, while all the other letters feature traditional peacetime postcard fare: bathing beauties, palm trees silhouetted at sunset, a fishing boat, and so on.
Beginning in 1942, much of Miami Beach was made into a military training camp with the U.S. Army Air Corps commandeering 188 hotels and 109 apartment houses as barracks, while a local golf course turned into a drill field, and a section of beach in Bal Harbour became a rifle range.
Thousands of officers and enlisted men were trained in Miami Beach until the war ended in 1945.
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