March 1944

Navy Establishes Personal Overseas Cable Service

Volume 28, Issue 3

William H Whyte Jr

A WORLD-WIDE communications system which for the first time will permit persons in the United States to send personal radio and cable messages to most Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel stationed overseas was begun February 15, 1944. Through the use of Navy postal numbers and code words, the new system includes transmission of fixed text messages (popularly known as Expeditionary Force Message or EFM cables) and of personally worded messages (known as Senders' Composition Message or SCM cables).

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