Auction #102-143982-

Block of Six, tied on cover to Golden, Colorado with oval violet HC’s dated Jan. 1, 1945, this cover was mailed by Col. Wendell Fertig, Commanding Officer of the 10th Military District, Guerrilla Forces headquartered at Esperanza in Agusan Province, Mindanao Philippines, to his wife in Golden, Colorado, The cover, apparently signed by Col. Fertig, was carried by Filipino Guerrillas to the Philippine coast where it was picked up by an American submarine and then taken to Australia. From there it was flown by an Army plane to Washington, D.C. and delivered to the Pentagon building and was forwarded on to Mrs. Fertig. She received the cover on April 20, 1945 almost four months after being mailed from the Philippines.