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Great Collection of 50 United States Navy Postal Covers Cancelled Onboard the Ship Sunk During World War II
United States Navy, Collection of 50 Postal Covers, Each Cancelled Onboard the Ship that was Sunk during World War II, Extremely Fine.
Collection of 50 FDCs and Postal Covers cancelled on as many different Battleships, Cruisers and other naval craft that were destroyed by the enemy during WWII. Attractively contained in ring binder, arranged alphabetically, each with descriptive Imprinted Cards identifying the name and type of naval craft including the circumstances of its loss. A small sampling:

USS Arizona (BB-39) "Battleship destroyed by Japanese aircraft bombs at Pearl Harbor, HI Dec 7, 1941", USS Indianapolis (CA-35) "Heavy cruiser sunk after being torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-58 in the Philippine Sea July 29, 1945", USS Jacob Jones (DD-393) "Destroyer sunk after being torpedoed by the German submarine U-578 off Cape May, NJ Feb 28, 1942", USS Juneau (CL-52) Light cruiser sunk by the Japanese submarine I-26 after being torpedoed during the Battle of Guadalcanal November 13, 1942", USS Lexington (CV-2) "Aircraft carrier sunk after being torpedoed by Japanese aircraft during the Battle of the Coral Sea on May 8, 1942", USS Vincennes (CA-44) "Heavy cruiser sunk after being torpedoed by Japanese warships off Savo, Solomon Islands, August 9, 1942", USS Little (DD-803) "Destroyer sunk after being hit by four Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Ryuku Islands May 3,1945".

Please view this lot Online for all the historic Navy Ship Covers’ images. An amazing, wonderful tribute to fifty of the U.S. Navy Ships Lost during World War II. (50 items).

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WWII 50 US Navy Postal Covers Onboard a Ship Sunk

Estimate $900 - $1,200Jun 23, 2018