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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Master Sergeant Wallace B. "Jack" Jackson, American, born 1915  Search this
Received by:
Hattye T. Yarbrough, American  Search this
Medium:
brass (alloy) and cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 × 1 1/4 × 1 1/4 in., 1 lb. (20.3 × 3.2 × 3.2 cm, 0.5 kg)
Type:
souvenirs
Place collected:
France, Normandy, Europe
Date:
1944
Description:
One brass shell casing (2012.8.2.5a) stored in a cardboard tube (2012.8.2.5b). The casing has an imprint on the headstamp: [P / unidentified mark / G / 190]. The tube has the inscription: "Shell casing from D-DAY JUNE 6, 1944/From: M.Sgt. Wallace B. Jackson/To: Hattye M. Thomas (Yarbrough)" written in blue ink. This shell casing was retrieved from a Normandy beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, by Master Sergeant Wallace B. Jackson of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion and sent to Hattye T. Yarbrough, an educator and wife of a veteran.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Hattye Thomas Yarbrough
Object number:
2012.8.2.5ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Military
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53662ab40-ec79-42c0-a05b-cb96ad5e090e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.8.2.5ab