Lot 223

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Pre-World War II typed D.S. on U.S.S. ARIZONA letterhead, 1p. 4to. (sight), Bremerton, May 12, 1934, a request for leave filed by Lt. A.D.Chandler. The officer requires the endorsements of several of his superiors; the first on this document, listed as the second overall, is executed in black ink by the ARIZONA''s commander at the time, MACGILLIVRAY MILNE (1882-1959). The other endorsement on the document is executed in black ink by W.R. VAN AUKEN, then commander of the U.S.S. OKLAHOMA. Of course, both of these battleships would be completely destroyed during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, although neither Milne nor Van Auken would still be in command. Chandler likewise does not appear on any list of the ARIZONA''s survivors or casualties from the attack. The item is matted and framed, and shows original folds, else very good. Also present with the lot are a first-day cover honoring the Arizona, franked Oct. 27, 1945, with a small photographic print of the ship tipped thereto, as well as a reproduction cap tally ribbon and a modern4 1/2" x 6" b/w photographic print of the ship transiting the Panama Canal.

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September 13, 2017 11:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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