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

Accession Number: 2007.25.29
Type: first day cover
Place: USA, MI, Detroit
Date: 1936-09-01
Materials: paper
Description: First day cover for the U.S.S. PHELPS (DD-360, built 1936), destroyer; front of envelope has no cachet, printed on left "USS DRAYTON/ 1500 TON/ DESTROYER/ COMMISSIONED"; stamp on right features portrait of Warren G. Harding, printed on stamp "UNITED STATES POSTAGE/ HARDING/ 1-1/2 CENTS 1-1/2"; stamp postmarked "U.S.S./ SEP/ 1/ 1936/ P.M./ PHELPS." and "WELCOME/ USS DRAYTON; address typed on front "Phillip Robertson/ 2056 Delaware Ave/ Detroit, Michigan"; handwritten on back "AAE" and ".20". The U.S.S. PHELPS shot down one enemy plane during the attack on Pearl Harbor (see correspondence file).

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