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

Accession Number: 2007.25.3
Type: first day cover
Date: 1939-04-29; 1939-04-30
Materials: paper
Description: First day cover for the U.S.S. BAGLEY (DD-386, built 1936), destroyer; front of envelope has no cachet; stamp on right depicts Nathan Hale, printed on stamp "UNITED STATES POSTAGE/ NATHAN HALE/ 1/2 CENT 1/2"; stamp postmarked three times "U.S.S. BAGLEY/ APR/ 29/ 1939/ REGISTERED", "U.S.S./ APR/ 30/ A.M./ 1939/ BAGLEY" and "U.S.S. BAGLEY/ APR/ 30/ 1939/ PARCEL POST". The U.S.S. BAGLEY fired from its mooring and downed several enemy planes during the attack on Pearl Harbor (see correspondence file).

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