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Title: First day cover for the U.S.S. OKLAHOMA

Accession Number: 2007.25.25
Category: PHILATELY
Type: first day cover
Maker:
Place: USA, CA, San Pedro; USA, DC, Washington
Date: 1930-09-06
Materials: paper
Description: First day cover for the U.S.S. OKLAHOMA (BB-37, built 1914), battleship; front of envelope has no cachet; no stamp; printed on top right "Penalty for private use to avoid/ payment of postage, $300.; postmarked "U.S.S./ SEP/ 6/ P.M./ 1930/ OKLAHOMA" and "SAN PEDRO/ CALIFORNIA"; address printed and typed on front "Bureau of [typed] SUPPLIES AND ACCOUNTS./ Navy Department,/ Washington, D.C."; stamped on back "SUNK". The U.S.S. OKLAHOMA was torpedoed and sunk with a loss of 415 men during the attack on Pearl Harbor (see correspondence file).

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