Unknown label on letter from Cuba to Switzerland 1942

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Unknown label on letter from Cuba to Switzerland 1942

Postby GassmannP » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:27 pm

Hello

the following letter from Cuba to Switzerland 15.3.1942 has two labels. The one on the right I identified as Bermuda CL 21 – PC 90 with Code I.C. [Flynn CL7a]. But where does the left one come from?

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Best regards
Peter
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Re: Unknown label on letter from Cuba to Switzerland 1942

Postby LuzA » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:07 am

GassmannP wrote:Hello

the following letter from Cuba to Switzerland 15.3.1942 has two labels. The one on the right I identified as Bermuda CL 21 – PC 90 with Code I.C. [Flynn CL7a]. But where does the left one come from?

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Best regards
Peter


Good evening,

The label EXAMINED BY / 4140 is the L1.4.4 from El Paso, USA.

It seems your letter, sent from Cuba to Switzerland, was sent to USA before it arrived in Bermuda islands.

Without any other datestamps is not easy to establish the route/timetable.

Bibliography
BRODERICK and MAYO (1980:68-69). Civil Censorship in the United Sates During World War II [...]
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Re: Unknown label on letter from Cuba to Switzerland 1942

Postby GassmannP » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:40 am

many thanks! Peter
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Re: Unknown label on letter from Cuba to Switzerland 1942

Postby LuzA » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:57 pm

Good evening,

Let's try to see how this letter was sent to Switzerland in March 1942.

Cuba to... to El Paso by...? (censorship label)
El Paso to... by...?

USA to Bermuda island by...? (censorship label)

Bermuda to Lisbon by PanAm (1)

Lisbon to Switzerland (Via Stuttgart) by Deutsche Lufthansa (2)

Notes
(1) - Any of the common books about the FAM 18 service/contract - Flynn (2006); Proud (2008); etc.
(2) - According to Guia Oficial dos C.T.T. Março, 1942 (it is the Portuguese Oficial Postal Guide, March, 1942)
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Re: Unknown label on letter from Cuba to Switzerland 1942

Postby LuzA » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:20 am

Good morning,

Regarding the route of this cover... does anyone know any study with airline timetables from Cuba (also Caribbean, Mexico...) to USA in 1939-->1945 years? (PANAM, C.N.C.A, CMA, KLM...)

There's the Boyle Jr. Airmail Operations During World War II with maps, routes, etc, however, it does not contain timetables.

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