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Items recovered from USS Arizona wreckage

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Title

Items recovered from USS Arizona wreckage

Subject

Battlefields; USS Arizona (Battleship); Salvage

Description

A number of objects retrieved from the wreck of the Arizona. They are: halyard snaps (left and bottom) used to attach flags to a halyard line. second from left is an spent shell casing of a .50 caliber antiaircraft bullet; second from right is a .50 caliber slug, the actual projectile fired by a .50 caliber machine gun (M2) and at right is a ruptured .50 caliber casing, possibly detonated by fire or explosion.
These are battlefield relics brought up from the harbor during the monumental recovery project that succeeded in raising and recovering six of the eight ships damaged or sunk in the attack. Four of those raised ships were present at the Battle of Leyte Gulf which saw the destruction of the Japanese Navy as an effective combat force.

Creator

Anderson, Aengus

Source

USS Arizona Collection (AZ 517)

Date

1941-12-07

Contributor

Donated by Mrs. Anthony Scrima, whose husband was a member of the salvage crew after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Rights

Permission to use must be obtained from the University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections.

Format

jpeg

Type

Digital photo

Identifier

AZ 517 Box 42, items 29, 30, 32, 33; Accession #s:76-2-1,2,3,4,5

Coverage

Pearl Harbor (Hawaii)

Files

USS Arizona Artifacts 25.jpg

Citation

Anderson, Aengus , “Items recovered from USS Arizona wreckage,” Special Collections Online Exhibits, accessed July 25, 2024, https://exhibits.lib.arizona.edu/items/show/853.

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