In New York City, piles of Christmas packages meant for American servicemen who have been listed as missing or killed in action await "return to sender" stamp, 1944. (Frank Scherschel—Time & Life ... more 
In New York City, piles of Christmas packages meant for American servicemen who have been listed as missing or killed in action await "return to sender" stamp, 1944. (Frank Scherschel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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