Original U.S. WWII Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Mother Pillow Sham
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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a “yard long” photograph that in fact measures only 20 inches long. It features a group officers, NCOs and enlisted men in black and white. It reads across the bottom:
53rd Signal Company, Hickam Field, Hawaii, October 1944
Above this to the right side is Schofeld Studio
The photograph is framed in black painted wood. The overall condition of the photograph is very good to excellent, the frame is good or fair.
October 1941 was just two month before the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor which occurred on December 7th, 1941. Hickam Field, adjacent to Pearl Harbor U.S. Naval Base, was established in 1935 as Hawaii’s principal army airfield and bomber base. On December 7, 1941, 51 airplanes were on the ground at Hickam, the headquarters of the Hawaii Air Force, and a flight of 12 B-17s was expected to arrive that morning. The first wave of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was primarily targeting battleships and carriers, but the airfields were also to be hit to prevent a counterattack against the Japanese bombers and torpedo planes….