Lovely clear Lucite and Sterling Silver sweetheart memento inscribed "S.W.P.A." on the top bar and "New Guinea, Doris & Al Forever, 1944". Isn't that sweet? Mostly considering WWII was raging and this couple was in the midst of the South Pacific Allied stage.
It measures 1 1/2" long by 1 1/8" at the widest point on the heart. Unmarked and tested. In perfect vintage condition. Circa, you guessed it, 1944!
About SWPA from Wikipedia:
"South West Pacific Area (SWPA) was the name given to the Allied supreme military command in the South West Pacific Theatre of World War II. It was one of four major Allied commands in the Pacific theatres of World War II, during 1942 to 45.
SWPA included the Philippines, Borneo, the Dutch East Indies (excluding Sumatra), Australia, the Territory of New Guinea (including the Bismarck Archipelago), the western part of the Solomon Islands and some neighbouring territories.
The supreme commander, General Douglas MacArthur, was in charge of primarily United States and Australian forces. Dutch, Filipino, British and other Allied forces also served in the SWPA."
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